Broccolini Recipes Air Fryer

Air Fryer Broccolini Recipes, often known as ‘baby broccoli,’ is a tasty, simple, healthy side dish recipe. In 5 minutes, you can make an irresistibly tasty broccolini meal with only a few essential ingredients.

Air Fryer Broccolini is a tasty, low-calorie, low-carb side dish that goes well with any meal. This oil-free air fryer broccolini dish uses only a few sprays of olive oil spray to crisp up when cooked.

A squeeze of lemon juice and roasted garlic were our favorite basic spices. The soft florets are tender and slightly crunchy, while the sweet stems are cooked al dente. This will quickly become one of your favorite vegetable air fryer recipes. 

We believe the entire family will enjoy it.


  • 2 bunches of broccolini, stems trimmed
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • Salt pepper to taste
  • Zest of one small lemon
  • 2 tsp garlic powder

How to Air Fry Baby Broccoli

  • Set your air fryer to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Salt, pepper, garlic powder, and olive oil in a shallow dish.
  • Spread the broccolini out on your air fryer tray or basket after tossing them in the seasoned oil.
  • Depending on the size of your air fryer, you may have to cook them in two batches.
  • Cook the broccolini in the air fryer for 7 minutes, depending on how crisp you like it.
  • Finish with lemon zest using a Microplane.

Time Duration

  • Course: Side Dish
  • Cuisine: American
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Servings: 2 see Notes below
  • Calories: 50kcal
  • Diet: Gluten-Free, Low Calorie, Vegan
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes


  • Calories: 50kcal 
  • Carbohydrates: 9g 
  • Protein: 4g 
  • Fat: 1g 
  • Saturated Fat: 1g 
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g 
  • Sodium: 615mg 
  • Potassium: 9mg 
  • Fiber: 1g 
  • Sugar: 3g
  • Vitamin A: 2003IU 
  • Vitamin C: 105mg


Do you cut the stems off broccolini?

Simply eliminate the lowest 1/4 inch of the stalks and cut any stems thicker than 1/2 inch in half lengthwise to prepare broccolini. Broccolini, particularly its slender stalks, cooks faster than broccoli; you’ll normally need to cut the cooking time by 1 to 2 minutes.

You don’t have to do this, but I throw away florets with too many blossoms. They are edible and you could eat them without issue.

Are you supposed to cook the leaves on broccolini?

Broccoli leaves may be eaten raw or cooked in various ways; heat makes them sweeter. Younger broccoli leaves are sensitive enough to mix uncooked into a salad or tuck into a sandwich if picked from the plant.

What part of broccolini do you use?

The entire vegetable, from the stems and florets to the little yellow blossoms that bloom on mature plants, can be eaten. Broccolini can be consumed either raw or cooked. A fast sauté in a hot skillet with a little oil or a brief dip in boiling water to blanch the stems are the best cooking options.

What is healthier broccoli or broccolini?

When it comes to nutrition, broccolini is the clear winner. Broccolini has slightly more phosphorus, manganese, and calcium than broccoli, which are important for bone health. However, it outperforms broccoli in vitamin A content, delivering nearly four times as much.

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I am Chef Harunur Rashid Azim. I inherited my family's love of cooking at a young age. I graduated from the Institute of Culinary Education in London, UK, with determination and passion to become a chef. Follow me on Twitter: @RashidIsChef, FB: Azim

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