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.
- 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)
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.
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.