This highly addictive vegan air fryer broccoli is just that. Highly addictive! This side dish comes together in less than 2 minutes and is cooked to perfection in your Air Fryer in 5 minutes!
You are going to have to trust me and stick with me if you are not someone that is familiar with all the vegan foods. Trust me – it will be worth it.
I am not vegan and my pantry has nutritional yeast in it. I know – worst name ever!
Ignore the name, and again, trust me!
Nutritional yeast is used in many vegan “cheese” dishes. It is highly nutrient dense with B vitamins, but I don’t even eat it because of that – the flavor when cooked with broccoli is UNREAL.
While, I love cheese (hello, have you seen the Breakfast Bentos I have been eating for MONTHS?!), I am not replacing all of the cheese in my life with this vegan alternative, I however am never making broccoli ever again without it!
The flavor, the texture. ALL OF IT.
I think I didn’t love for broccoli for so long because I don’t love the texture from steaming it, but wow, the Air Fryer was broccoli game changer for me.
The texture is not super crispy… but not like limp steamed broccoli. There is no way to explain it, you just need to make this and eat it every single day for 2 weeks like I did!
- 4 cups broccoli florets
- 2 Tablespoons oil I use coconut oil or olive oil
- 1 Tablespoon nutritional yeast
- Salt and Pepper to taste
Gently mix all ingredients in a bowl. You might be concerned that there is too much oil. Most of it will drip down through the holes in your fyer tray so they won't be over soaked, don't worry.
Place the contents into the air fyer tray.
Air Fry at 370F for 5 minutes.
If you want to do more than this, you will have to do multiple batches. You want as much of a single layer as you can get, for even cooking.
So, run now to the grocery store and stock up on broccoli, you will need to! I bet even your kids will eat this… just don’t tell them about the nutritional yeast!