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Easy spiced air fryer carrots
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5 from 2 votes

Air Fryer Carrots

They’re dusted in spices and air-fried until crispy and sweet. The flavors of the carrot develop nicely and pair perfectly with the cumin, chile, and garlic. It’s a solid easy side dish that you can whip up on a moment’s notice.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Side, Side Dish
Cuisine: Chinese, Indian, Mediterranean, Mexican
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound carrots
  • 1/2 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon chile powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Pinch salt
  • Toasted sesame seeds (optional garnish)
  • Fresh cilantro coriander leaves, chopped (optional garnish)

Instructions

  • Preheat the air fryer for 5 minutes at 390 F (200 C). Wash and chop the carrots while the air fryer preheats
  • Place the carrots in the air fryer basket. Air fry for 10 minutes at 390 F (200 C).
  • Transfer carrots to a medium-sized bowl. Combine olive oil, cumin, chile powder, garlic powder, and salt in the bowl with the carrots. Stir to coat the carrots well in seasoning and oil.
  • Return carrots to air fryer basket and air fry at 390 F (200 C) for 5 minutes until the carrots are well browned on the edges.
  • Remove carrots from the air fryer, garnish with sesame seeds and/or cilantro (if using) and serve immediately.

Notes

Cut the carrots so that they are not more than 1/2 inch (1.25 cm) thick on their thinnest dimension. They can be of any length you like.
I used a chile powder with a medium spice level. You can use more if your chile powder is mild. If using cayenne, reduce the amount to a pinch.