Air Fryer Balsamic Roasted Vegetables – These balsamic vegetables are marinated then air fried, for a healthy and delicious side to serve alongside your main course! Feel free to adapt the recipe using any veggies you’ve got on hand!
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The farmer’s markets are bursting with delicious produce right now! Have you visited any of your local markets lately? From tomatoes and green beans to carrots, asparagus and squash, you can find an abundance of fresh vegetables to enjoy.
One of my favorite ways to prepare mixed veggies is to grill or roast them. I always used to use my outdoor gas grill or my oven, but now that I have an air fryer, it’s my go-to appliance. Preparing vegetables in the air fryer gives you a result similar to roasting, but the veggies end up slightly crispier on the outside which I love!
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Today we’re going to throw an assortment of fresh vegetables into a delicious balsamic marinade and then air fry them to perfection!
Let’s get started!
HOW TO MAKE BALSAMIC ROASTED VEGETABLES:
To make these flavorful veggies, you’ll need:
- Olive oil
- Balsamic vinegar
- Brown sugar
- Soy sauce
- Dijon mustard
- Grape tomatoes
- Yellow squash
I always like to start by prepping the veggies. Make sure to trim any woody ends off of the asparagus and feel free to use a mandoline for slicing up the squash and zucchini. When it comes to slicing, a mandoline can save you tons of time!
I use it whenever I slice onions. The whole process goes quickly and I can avoid burning and watery eyes!
Once you have your veggies ready, grab a large mixing bowl and combine the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, brown sugar, soy sauce, Dijon mustard and pepper.
Stir in the vegetables, completely coating them in marinade.
Then stick them in the fridge and allow them to marinate for at least 30 minutes. When ready, spray your air fryer basket with olive oil, toss in the veggies and air fry at 400º Fahrenheit for 8 minutes.
Stir or shake the basket and put them in for another 5 minutes or until the vegetables are tender.
I just love it when the grape tomatoes blister and are almost ready to burst. It’s all so delicious!
CAN YOU OVERLAP VEGETABLES IN THE AIR FRYER BASKET?
Do your best not to fill the basket too full. Unlike roasting vegetables in an oven, where you really should try not to pile them on top of each other, an air fryer basket is a bit more forgiving.
You can get away with a bit more overlap because you’ll normally stir or shake the vegetables at some point through the cooking time.
WHY DO I HAVE TO SHAKE THE BASKET WHEN AIR FRYING VEGETABLES?
Flipping or stirring the vegetables or shaking the basket during air frying helps the vegetables to “roast” evenly – so you’re getting a good browning all around. Charred edges and blistered tomatoes are a good sign!
WHAT VEGETABLES ROAST WELL TOGETHER?
I try to roast “like” vegetables together. An easy way to explain what I mean by “like” veggies is to share a list of soft vegetables and firm vegetables. Soft and firm vegetables don’t cook at the same rate, so if you try and combine them, you’ll probably be unhappy with the end product. Try and keep “like” veggies together.
If you want to combine them, make sure to start with just the firm vegetables and add the soft vegetables after the firm vegetables have had a chance to “soften” while cooking in the air fryer.
Soft Vegetables (take 10-15 minutes in the air fryer when cooked at 375º – 400º Fahrenheit)
- Green beans
- Peppers (red, orange or yellow)
- Brussels sprouts
- Yellow squash
- Green beans
Firm Vegetables (take 20-30 minutes in the air fryer when cooked at 375º – 400º Fahrenheit)
- Sweet potatoes
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Air Fryer Balsamic Roasted Vegetables
These balsamic vegetables are marinated then air fried, for a healthy and delicious side to serve alongside your main course! Feel free to adapt the recipe using any veggies you’ve got on hand!
- 4 tablespoons olive oil
- 4 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 3 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 6 ounces grape tomatoes
- 1 yellow squash, sliced
- 1 zucchini, sliced
- 8 ounces mushrooms, halved
- 8 ounces fresh asparagus (If the ends are tough, break them off and discard)
- In a large mixing bowl, combine olive oil, balsamic vinegar, brown sugar, soy sauce, Dijon mustard, and pepper.
- Stir in vegetables, completely coating them.
- Refrigerate the vegetables and allow them to marinate for 30 minutes.
- Spray air fryer basket with olive oil and cook at 400º Fahrenheit for 8 minutes.
- Stir or shake and cook for another 5 minutes or until veggies are tender.