12 Crispy Vegan Air-Fried Recipes You’ll Crave
Air fryers are becoming more and more popular, and it's no wonder. When you can bring your most coveted foods to a golden crisp with little to no oil, all seems right in the world. These vegan snacks and dinners give us a lot to be excited about with their abundance of veggies, big flavors, and a whole lot of crunch… without the guilt.
Fish Taco Crisp Wraps With Mango Salsa: Fishless fillets get air-fried and folded into soft tortillas along with crisp bell peppers, grilled corn, mixed greens, and vegan cheese. (via Spabettie)
Gluten-Free Vegan Popcorn Tofu: If you loved popcorn chicken as a kid, these addicting little morsels will totally win you over with their incredible crunch and tender center. (via Keepin' It Kind)
Air Fryer Tofu Buddha Bowl: Crispy marinated tofu is tossed into a bowlful of crunchy veggies to create a nutritious dinner that tastes like a cheat meal. (via The Foodie Eats)
Guilt-Free Air Fryer Fries: Some days we just want to mow down a plateful of fries — and for those days, we have these guiltless fries seasoned with garlic, onion, and chili powders. (via Karissa's Vegan Kitchen)
Vegan Chili Cheese Tater Tots: Move over chili cheese fries; these crackling tots smothered with creamy cashew queso, meatless chili, green onions, and hot sauce are what vegans have been waiting for. (via Cadry's Kitchen)
Smoky Sweet Crunchy Chickpeas: These sweet and smoky air-fried chickpeas snub the oil altogether. They're tossed in maple syrup, garlic powder, and smoked paprika for an addicting snack or salad topper. (via Spabettie)
Air-Fried Cauliflower Rice: Nothing beats *healthifying* one of your favorite takeout items, and that's exactly what this recipe does with riced cauliflower, veggies, and egg-y tofu bits. (via Glue and Glitter)
Buttermilk-Battered Air-Fried Tofu: Because sometimes we just want to unapologetically devour a sandwich stacked with crispy battered protein, crunchy slaw, and spicy mayo. (via Olives for Dinner)
Twice Air-Fried Vegan Stuffed Potatoes: Twice-baked taters have got nothin' on these mouthwatering air-fried potatoes slathered in vegan yogurt sauce. (via Healthy Slow Cooking)
Vegan Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower: Battered and fried, these tangy and punchy buffalo cauliflower bites are the perfect game day appetizer and happy hour snack. You won't fool omnivores, but you just might woo them! (via Spabettie)
Air Fryer Jackfruit Taquitos: These jackfruit and bean-stuffed taquitos call for minimal ingredients and just 30 minutes, so you can be chomping down on these goodies in NO time. (via Glue and Glitter)
Air Fryer Orange Tofu: Gluten-free and oil-free, these tofu bites are air-fried and tossed in a tangy orange sauce inspired by Chinese takeout. Serve it over rice and steamed veggies for a substantial and complete meal. (via Veggies Save the Day)
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Born in Canada and now living in the beautiful state of North Carolina, Dana is a coffee-reliant food writer with a healthy appetite, a taste for culinary adventure, a thirst for good beers, and an endless hunger for food photography. When not writing for Brit + Co, she can be found pouring herself into her blog-turned-webzine, Killing Thyme, or taste-testing at local breweries with her husband. Dana's ideal down time includes pizza, marathoning on Netflix, or watching her fave flicks from the 80s and 90s - no matter how great or awful they are!