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. Healthy Air Fryer Cauliflower Recipe with Garlic on a plate

Air Fryer Cauliflower Recipe

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.

Watch the Video making Healthy Cauliflower in the Air Fryer

Healthy Air Fryer Cauliflower Recipe with Garlic on a plate

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.

Can You Make Ahead this Recipe?

Yes, you definitely can make it ahead of time. If you want to re-heat the cauliflower in the air fryer, just pre-heat the air fryer first for about 5 minutes at 360°F. Once the air fryer is pre-heated, cook the cauliflower for about 1-2 minutes or until it’s warmed to your liking.

Healthy Air Fryer Cauliflower Recipe with Garlic | EatBetterRecipes.com

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.
5 from 2 votes

(click on stars to rate)


  • 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.
    Cauliflower being cut on a board
  • Add the about half the seasoning ingredients (oil, garlic powder, salt, and pepper) to the cauliflower. 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


Nutrition Information per Serving

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

How to cook air fried cauliflower Recipe with Garlic step by step photos

More Awesome Air Fryer Recipes Here. 

If you made this air fryer cauliflower recipe eor any of our recipes, please share it in the comments below. We appreciate it! And if you want to share your photo on social media, tag us with your photo. We’d love to share it with our food community!