How to Make Air Fryer Mixed Vegetables – Easy Recipe

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Air fryer mixed vegetables are an easy healthy side dish that you can make in a short time with little effort. Air fryer recipes are also versatile because you can use just about any type of vegetable for this delicious side dish. Make sure to check out all of my healthy air fryer vegetable recipes.

When cooking vegetables in an air fryer you get to create a colorful vegetable medley with a light marinade or your favorite seasonings. This air fryer vegetable recipe combines healthy vegetables with a delicious balsamic, olive oil, and garlic flavor.  

how to make amazing Air Fryer Mixed Vegetables

If you love air fryer recipes then you are going to love how good these air fryer mixed vegetables are. 

What You Need to Make Healthy Air Fryer Mixed Vegetables 

To make this healthy air fryer recipe you will need a handful of fresh vegetables, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic, and salt and pepper. 

  • 1/2 cup yellow squash, sliced and quartered
  • 1/2 cup zucchini, sliced and quartered
  • 1/2 cup mushrooms, quartered
  • 1/2 cup broccoli florets, trimmed and cut into smaller pieces
  • 1/2 cup carrots, sliced
  • 1/2 an onion, sliced
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp minced garlic

This recipe calls for fresh veggies, not frozen veggies. If you do use frozen vegetables I am not sure how it will come out, but you are welcome to try. 

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You will also need an air fryer. If you love air fryer healthy recipes and this easy method of cooking vegetables then investing in an air fryer is a must. We have the Ninja Foodi, and love it! The Ninja Foodi can be found online here: Ninja Foodi. You can also find different brands of air fryers in different sizes with different capabilities online here: air fryers.

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You can make this air fryer mixed vegetables recipe, and any of my Ninja Foodi recipes, by following the recipe and cooking directions for the same results as any air frying appliance. 

How to Cook Vegetables in an Air Fryer

Have you ever asked yourself: can you cook vegetables in an air fryer? If so, then the answer is a big yes! Cooking vegetables in an air fryer is so easy and results in the best tender vegetables that the whole family will love. 

Now that we know that we can make air fryer veggies the next step is preparing a variety of vegetables. 

​First, preheat the air fryer to 390 degrees F to allow it to warm up while you prepare the vegetables.

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Slice the bell peppers, carrots, zucchini, and other vegetables. 

​Then combine the balsamic, olive oil, minced garlic, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Whisk to combine. 

balsamic and garlic marinade

Next, you will need a large mixing bowl and a pair of silicone tongs. 

sliced fresh vegetables

Transfer the prepared vegetables to the large bowl and add the balsamic mixture. 

mixed vegetables and balsamic vinegar

Toss to thoroughly coat the vegetables with the mixture. 

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Then place the seasoned vegetables into the air fryer basket in the air fryer. 

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How Long to Cook Vegetables in an Air Fryer

The cooking time for air fryer mixed vegetables may vary slightly depending on which air fryer you have. One air fryer may need 18 minutes while a different air fryer model may need 20. In general, the time should be quite close, but feel free to adjust the cook time as you see fit. No matter what, cooking vegetables in an air fryer does not take a long time at all. 

Cook the air fryer mixed vegetables for 8 minutes, then toss or shake and cook for an additional 6-8 minutes. If your vegetables are not in a single layer in the basket, make sure to give it a few more tosses/shakes in between as it cooks to ensure the hot air reaches all sides of the vegetables. 

Use silicone tongs when tossing the vegetables to avoid scratching the air fryer basket. 

cooking vegetables in air fryer

You can add a few additional minutes if you think your Ninja air fryer vegetables need more time. The 16 minute cooking time results in a nice combination of both tender and firm vegetables.

When the air fryer mixed vegetables are finished remove them with the tongs and serve immediately. 

how to cook vegetables in an air fryer

Easy Air Fryer Vegetables

The best way to enjoy this easy side dish is right away with your favorite meal. It is a great side dish to serve with chicken breast or air fryer steak. 

easy Air Fryer Mixed Vegetables recipe

Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-5 days.

Air Fryer Mixed Vegetables

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How to Make Air Fryer Mixed Vegetables - Easy Recipe

How to Make Air Fryer Mixed Vegetables - Easy Recipe

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 16 minutes
Total Time: 26 minutes

Air fryer mixed vegetables are an easy healthy side dish that you can make in a short time with little effort. These air fryer vegetables are perfect for busy weeknights.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup yellow squash, sliced and quartered
  • 1/2 cup zucchini, sliced and quartered
  • 1/2 cup mushrooms, quartered
  • 1/2 cup broccoli florets, trimmed and cut into smaller pieces
  • 1/2 cup carrots, sliced
  • 1/2 an onion, sliced
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp minced garlic

Instructions

  1. Preheat the air fryer to 390 degrees F while you prepere the vegetables.
  2. Slice, trim, and quarter teh vegetables.
  3. In a small bowl combine the balsamic vinegar, olive oil, minced garlic and salt and pepper.
  4. Whisk to combine.
  5. Transfer the prepared vegetables to a large mixing bowl and add the balsamic mixture.
  6. Toss to coat.
  7. Place the seasoning vegetables in the air fryer basket and cook for 8 minutes.
  8. At 8 minutes toss or shake the vegetables.
  9. Cook for another 8 minutes.
  10. If you feel your air fryer mixed vegetables need more time you can add another minute or two. Make sure to toss the vegetables in the basket during the cooking process.
  11. Remove the air fryer mixed vegetables and serve immedietely.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 84Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 25mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 3gSugar: 6gProtein: 2g

nutritional values are estimates and may vary depending on products/ingredients used.

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