Air Fryer Beets (Beetroot): Roasted and Flavorful
Air Fryer Beets are a fantastic way to enjoy the earthy and sweet flavors of beetroots with a delightful roasted touch. This method preserves the beets’ natural sweetness and enhances their taste without the need for excessive oil. Whether served as a side dish, added to salads, or enjoyed on their own, these air-fried beets are a healthy and flavorful choice. Let’s get started!
Before we begin, let’s gather the essential ingredients you’ll need for Air Fryer Beets:
- 2-3 medium-sized beets (beetroots), washed and peeled
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- Salt and black pepper to taste
- Optional seasonings (such as dried thyme, rosemary, or garlic powder)
1. Preheat Your Air Fryer
- Preheat your air fryer to 375°F (190°C) for about 3-4 minutes. Preheating ensures even cooking and a lovely roasted texture.
2. Prepare the Beets
- Wash and peel the beets (beetroots) to remove any dirt or rough outer layers.
- Cut the beets into even-sized wedges or cubes. Ensure they are of uniform size to promote even cooking.
3. Season the Beets
- In a mixing bowl, toss the beet wedges or cubes with olive oil until they are evenly coated.
- Season the beets with salt and black pepper to taste. You can also add optional seasonings like dried thyme, rosemary, or garlic powder for extra flavor.
4. Air Fry the Beets
- Lightly coat the air fryer basket with cooking spray to prevent sticking.
- Arrange the seasoned beet wedges or cubes in a single layer in the air fryer basket. Do not overcrowd to ensure even cooking.
- Air fry the beets at 375°F (190°C) for 15-20 minutes, shaking the basket or tossing the beets halfway through the cooking time. The exact time may vary depending on the size and thickness of your beet pieces.
- Keep an eye on the beets in the final minutes to achieve your preferred level of roasting. They should be tender on the inside and have a slightly crispy exterior.
5. Serve and Enjoy
- Once the Air Fryer Beets are done, carefully remove them from the air fryer basket.
- Serve the roasted beets hot as a side dish, add them to salads, or enjoy them as a nutritious snack.
Air Fryer Beets (Beetroot) provide a convenient and healthy way to savor the natural sweetness and earthy flavors of this root vegetable. The air fryer’s roasting process adds a lovely touch of crispiness while keeping the beets tender on the inside.
So, preheat your air fryer, season those beets, and get ready to enjoy a batch of Air Fryer Beets. Whether you’re adding them to your favorite dishes or enjoying them on their own, these roasted beets are sure to be a delicious and nutritious addition to your meals