Orange Cauliflower In Air Fryer

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This healthy and delicious Orange Cauliflower In Air Fryer tastes just like white cauliflower. With an interesting presentation and a familiar flavor, you’ll love orange cauliflower as a unique twist on a classic side dish.

fork holding piece of Orange Cauliflower

Air Fryer Orange Cauliflower

What a bright, fun side dish this recipe makes! And since orange cauliflower tastes like “regular” cauliflower, it’ll be a hit with everyone at the table. Just season with olive oil, salt, pepper, and garlic powder for an easy side dish with flair!

hand holding air fryer basket containing orange cauliflower

And you can really make this Air Fryer Orange Cauliflower your own. Switch up the seasonings or serve with a homemade sauce on top. You can even use this crispy, delicious cauliflower in meals like tacos, salads, and soups. The cauliflower will bulk up the dishes while adding subtle seasonings.

air fryer opened to show cooking orange cauliflower

Love easy vegetable dishes cooked in the air fryer? Try these favorites: Air Fryer Frozen Vegetables, Air Fryer Radishes, and Fingerling Potatoes In Air Fryer.

fork holding orange cauliflower floret

How To Make Orange Cauliflower In Air Fryer

You’ll cook this orange cauliflower the same as you do white cauliflower!

First, slice off the green part from the bottom of the cauliflower. Then cut cauliflower into small florets for cooking.

Add florets to a medium-sized mixing bowl. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle on seasonings. We used salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Use a spoon to toss cauliflower florets in oil and seasonings.

air fryer opened to show seasoned orange cauliflower cooking inside

Pour cauliflower pieces into air fryer basket. Place basket in air fryer and cook cauliflower at 380 degrees for 15 minutes. Halfway through cooking time, pull basket out of air fryer and shake it to shuffle around the cauliflower florets. This helps them to brown more evenly. At this point, check that the browned sides are on the bottom of the basket. Then finish cooking.

cooked orange cauliflower on a plate

Once time is up, pull open air fryer and check cauliflower for doneness by piercing with a fork. If the florets are not cooked enough, replace the basket and cook for another few minutes.

If the cauliflower is ready, move with a spatula from the air fryer to a serving plate.

fork holding piece of golden brown orange cauliflower

Cooking Tips

  • Use any seasonings you love on cauliflower
  • You can omit the oil if you prefer, it does add flavor to the cauliflower
  • Cutting the cauliflower into small florets helps them to cook faster
  • If, after 15 minutes, the cauliflower appears to be burning but the inside is not cooked, simply turn down the heat to 320 and cook for another few minutes

air fryer basket with side dish orange cauliflower inside

What To Serve With Orange Cauliflower In Air Fryer

This subtly flavored cauliflower is great with stir fry dishes. Try adding it to Ground Beef And Eggplant, Chili Lime Chicken Stir Fry Recipe, or Chinese Orange Chicken Recipe. All are easy recipes with so much flavor!

crispy orange cauliflower florets cooking in an air fryer

And orange cauliflower is a great addition to keto dishes. Add some to Baked Turkey Stuffed Bell Pepper Halves (Keto), Keto Salmon Salad With Fresh Or Canned Salmon, or Air Fryer Turkey Breast Cutlets (Keto, No Breading), for a filling dinner.

tender crisp air fryer orange cauliflower

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Orange Cauliflower In Air Fryer

This healthy and delicious Orange Cauliflower In Air Fryer tastes just like white cauliflower. With an interesting presentation and a familiar flavor, you'll love orange cauliflower as a unique twist on a classic side dish.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Side Dish, Vegetables
Keyword: Orange Cauliflower In Air Fryer
Cooking Method: Air Fryer
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 68kcal

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Ingredients

  • 20 oz cauliflower head, orange variety, cut into florets
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder

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Instructions

  • First, slice off the green part from the bottom of the cauliflower. Then cut cauliflower into small florets for cooking.
  • Add florets to a medium-sized mixing bowl. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle on seasonings. We used salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Use a spoon to toss cauliflower florets in oil and seasonings.
  • Pour cauliflower pieces into air fryer basket. Place basket in air fryer and cook cauliflower at 380 degrees for 15 minutes. Halfway through cooking time, pull basket out of air fryer and shake it to shuffle around the cauliflower florets. This helps them to brown more evenly. At this point, check that the browned sides are on the bottom of the basket. Then finish cooking.
  • Once time is up, pull open air fryer and check cauliflower for doneness by piercing with a fork. If the florets are not cooked enough, replace the basket and cook for another few minutes.
  • If the cauliflower is ready, move with a spatula from the air fryer to a serving plate.

Notes

  • Use any seasonings you love on cauliflower
  • You can omit the oil if you prefer, it does add flavor to the cauliflower
  • Cutting the cauliflower into small florets helps them to cook faster
  • If, after 15 minutes, the cauliflower appears to be burning but the inside is not cooked, simply turn down the heat to 320 and cook for another few minutes
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Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 68kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 334mg | Potassium: 430mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 68mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 1mg
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