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"next levels" air fryer roasted broccolini

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Make this TWO-ingredient super quick roasted broccolini. Broccolini pieces are seasoned with tajin spice and cooked in less than 5 minutes in air fryer for a quick and delicious side dish.

broccolini in a white bowl

Most of the time I eat broccolini raw, lightly seasoned with olive oil and sea salt. However, for a cooked version, you can’t beat air fryer roasted broccolini. It's simple, but next-level flavor. It’s lightly charred, the natural sweetness is concentrated, then the added tajin just puts it over the top.

Air Fryer Broccolini Ingredients

These are slightly trimmed for a shorter look and to make room in the air fryer.
  • Broccolini
  • Tajin seasoning
  • Olive Oil

How to roast broccolini in an air fryer (step by step)

You really don’t need directions as it’s really really simple, but I’ll include steps for those unfamiliar with either broccolini or air fryer cooking.

Step 1: Prep the broccolini

Rinse the broccolini, then pat dry with paper towel

Step 2: Season the broccolini

Toss broccolini in a large mixing bowl with olive oil. Add the tajin seasoning and toss again

broccolini in a mixing bowl

Step 3: Roast the broccolini

Pre-heat the air fryer to 330 degrees F. Add broccolini and cook for 3 minutes. Remove and serve immediately.

broccolini in air fryer

Serving Suggestions

I normally prepare this dish as part of a quick weeknight dinner menu. I eat it as is, but I will share that it pairs well with my homemade buttermilk ranch dressing or can be topped with a nice shredded cheese. Eat as a side to air fryer pork chops.

broccolini in a white bowl

It also pairs well with pan-fried fish, blackened chicken, blackened pork chops, or air fryer hot dogsPiri Piri shrimp.

Expert tips for cooking

  • Don’t crowd the air fryer with the broccolini. Make sure the florets don’t overlap and there is ample space for each
  • Cooking time will vary by the thickness of the broccolini, but we’re talking seconds vs minutes.
  • Note the florets cook much faster than the stems. So trim thicker stems for a more uniform cook

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Where can you buy broccolini?

Broccolini is seasonal, but can be found in most grocery stores/supermarkets. Trader Joe's, Whole Foods and other more specialty stores will have it on hand off-season as well.

What's the difference between Broccolini and broccoli?

Broccolini and broccoli may look similar, they are very different. Broccolini is a hybrid of broccoli and Chinese broccoli and is thinner and longer with a much sweeter taste.

What is tajin?

Tajin is a Mexican spice blend featuring ground chilis, dehydrated lime juice, and salt. It's used primarily to season fruit like melon, jicama, and mango.

For similar quick side dishes you might dig, check out these:

Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts

Charred Okra

Glazed Harissa Carrots

Air Fryer Broccoli w/ Cheese Sauce

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broccolini in a white bowl

Air Fryer Broccolini

Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 97kcal
Author: Marwin Brown

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 2 bunches broccolini
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon tajin

Instructions

  • Rinse and dry the broccolini
  • Toss in olive oil, then season with tajin
  • Pre-heat air fryer to 330 degrees F. Add the broccolini and cook for 3 minutes. Remove and serve

Notes

  • Don’t crowd the air fryer with the broccolini. Make sure the florets don’t overlap and there is ample space for each. Cook in batches if needed
  • Cooking time will vary by the thickness of the broccolini, but we’re talking seconds vs minutes.
  • Note the florets cook much faster than the stems. So trim thicker stems for a more uniform cook

 

Nutrition

Calories: 97kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 25mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1500IU | Vitamin C: 78mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 1mg
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Recipe Rating




Justice Perez White

Friday 30th of July 2021

I’ve never been so betrayed by an online recipe. The Tbsp of Tajín was a HUGE mistake. The broccolini came out tasting as if it was drenched in lemon juice. I came back and read some of the other reviews and half are commenting on the images and how good it looks - not giving an actual rating of the food taste in the recipe…

Marwin Brown

Friday 30th of July 2021

Hi thanks for the feedback.Looks like there was a typo on my part in the recipe. Should've only been a teaspoon for that serving size. Again my apologies.

Farrukh Aziz

Wednesday 16th of June 2021

This was simple and delicious all at the same time! I love how this has only 3 ingredients, which are always in my pantry! Thanks!

LBN

Friday 22nd of January 2021

what air fryer do you have?

Marwin Brown

Saturday 23rd of January 2021

NuWave Brio 6 quart

Janine Moore

Sunday 16th of August 2020

Addictive and delicious!

Marwin Brown

Sunday 16th of August 2020

Thanks!

Alena

Monday 27th of July 2020

Ooh I love broccolini but have never thought to cook it in my air fryer! So simple but the tajin transforms it!