Healthy Air Fryer Cauliflower Recipe with Garlic |

Air Fryer Cauliflower Recipe

We love air frying cauliflower when we’re craving a healthy vegetable side dish or snack for lunch and dinner. Within minutes, it’s super simple to whip up healthy cauliflower in the air fryer that’s loaded with flavor and texture. The simple flavors and slightly crisp texture is fantastic for low carb salads. One of our favorite ways to devour this keto friendly cauliflower recipe is in lettuce wraps or low carb taco shells made from zucchini. Add some grated Parmesan cheese for extra amazing flavor. This vegetable side dish is so simple, quick and wonderful.

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Healthy Air Fryer Cauliflower Recipe with Garlic |

How to Air Fry Healthy Cauliflower

  1. We suggest using fresh cauliflower because the flavor is better. If you like crispy cauliflower then the fresh version will get you the char and crisp.
  2. Can you use frozen cauliflower? Sure you can, but you’ll need to cook it hotter so that the hot temps cook out all the water from frozen cauliflower.
  3. Add your favorite seasonings to mix up this recipe! It’s great to use your favorite blend of seasonings or sauces.
  4. All recipe details are in the recipe box below.
Healthy Air Fryer Cauliflower Recipe with Garlic |

Air Fryer Healthy Cauliflower

Cauliflower is such a popular vegetable and a great side dish. This super easy vegetarian side dish is loaded with flavor, texture and best of all a healthy option. Make sure to gently shake or toss the cauliflower halfway through cooking. This will make sure the cauliflower get evenly crisp.
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  • 1 small head cauliflower (about 1.5 lbs./680g), cut into bite sized pieces
  • 2 Tablespoons (30 ml) olive oil , or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) sea salt , or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) black pepper , or to taste



  • Cut cauliflower into bite sized pieces. Place in a large bowl.
    In large bowl combine olive oil, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
    Cauliflower being cut on a board
  • Add the olive oil and about half the seasoning ingredients (garlic powder, salt, and pepper). Toss and then repeat with the remaining seasonings (it helps season the cauliflower more evenly to mix in stages). Keep stirring the cauliflower so that it completely soaks up all the marinade (there shouldn't be any marinade pooling at the bottom of the bowl).
    Cauliflower pieces in a glass bowl
  • Pour cauliflower into air fryer basket and spread evenly in the basket.
    Cauliflower in an air fryer basket
  • Air Fry at 360°F/180°C for 12-18 minutes, shake or gently turn half way, or cook to your desired tenderness.
    Cooked cauliflower in an air fryer basket



Calories: 106kcal, Carbohydrates: 9g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 342mg, Potassium: 509mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin C: 82mg, Calcium: 37mg, Iron: 1mg

Healthy Air Fryer Cauliflower Recipe with Garlic |

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