This Easy 10-Minute Recipe for Tomatoes in the Air Fryer is the perfect recipe to add to your collection of essential air fryer recipes. We include step-by-step instructions on how to prepare them and share some delicious recipe ideas. Get ready to discover the incredible flavors that air fryer tomatoes have to offer!
Air fryers have gained immense popularity in recent years. Your air fryer can prepare a wide range of delicious and healthy dishes. Most people associate air fryers with frying, but they can also be used for roasting, grilling, and even baking. One delightful and unexpected use of an air fryer is for preparing crispy and flavorful tomatoes.
WHAT'S TO LOVE ABOUT THIS RECIPE
Tomatoes are a staple ingredient in many cuisines and are renowned for their vibrant color, juicy texture, and tangy taste.
Why air-fried tomatoes?
When cooked in an air fryer, tomatoes undergo a transformation, taking on a delightful caramelized flavor and a satisfying crunch.
Air fryer tomatoes are a good choice whether you're looking to create a healthy side dish, or delicious appetizer, or enhance the flavors of your main course. Air fryer tomatoes are a great replacement for sun-dried tomatoes in recipes.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED TO MAKE AIR-FRIED TOMATOES
A few simple ingredients are all you need to make this Easy 10-Minute Recipe for Tomatoes in the Air Fryer.
See the recipe card for quantities.
A FEW INGREDIENT NOTES
Obviously, fresh tomatoes are the star of the show. Ripe tomatoes like Campari tomatoes, Roma tomatoes, plum tomatoes, and grape tomatoes, work best. Air fryer cherry tomatoes are perfect for use in Bruschetta recipes.
Heirloom tomatoes can be used, but pick them carefully because they are often overripe when they arrive at the grocery store. Buy heirloom tomatoes at farmer's markets, or better yet, plant your own! Heirloom tomatoes are usually larger tomatoes, so cut them into smaller wedges or tomato slices.
Air-fried green tomatoes are an easy way and great alternative to breaded deep-fried green tomatoes.
This is where you can improvise and use dried herbs in place of fresh herbs. I love to add fresh herbs such as oregano and fresh basil.
I used oregano and thyme but you can use Italian seasoning or anything that goes well with what you are serving.
Kosher salt is my favorite, but any kind of coarser salt works well. I have sprinkled Maldon Sea Salt Flakes over the roasted tomatoes. Delicious!
I prefer extra virgin olive oil, but avocado oil is also great too.
I used granulated garlic in this recipe but garlic powder, grated garlic, or finely minced garlic works well too. Lately, I am obsessed with the frozen garlic in individual clove-sized pieces sold at Trader Joe's. It is a game-changer when rushing to get dinner on the table.
HOW TO MAKE AIR FRYER TOMATOES
Wash and pat the tomatoes dry, then slice each into four slices (lengthwise).
In a medium bowl, add the sliced tomatoes, and all the other ingredients. Stir to combine.
Arrange them in the air fryer basket in a single layer skin side down.
Fry at 400°F for 10 minutes, check on them around the 8-minute mark.
TIPS FOR SUCCESS
Choose juicy tomatoes for the best results. Season your tomatoes well, especially with salt and pepper, for the brightest flavor after air frying. Using air fryer tomatoes in your recipes, instead of sundried tomatoes takes the dish to a whole new level.
Air-fried tomatoes can be used in recipes calling for sun-dried tomatoes. If you are looking for a very dry version of sundried tomatoes, increase the cooking time by 3-5 minutes.
Use in pasta dishes for a bright acidic component.
They make a great addition to pasta salads and pasta sauce.
Serve them alone as the perfect side dish. This is an excellent place to sprinkle them with fresh herbs and Maldon Sea Salt Flakes before serving.
These air-fried tomatoes work great in my Easy One Pot Marry Me Chicken Casserole Recipe as a replacement for the sundried tomatoes.
Air fryer - I use the mini Power XL air fryer and I love it. This is the perfect size for those of us who cook for two.
STORING AIR-DRIED TOMATOES
Air-fried tomatoes should always be stored in an airtight container for 2-3 days in the refrigerator.
Looking for other side dish recipes like this? Try these:
Easy 10-Minute Recipe for Tomatoes in the Air Fryer
- Air Fryer
- 5 medium tomatoes
- 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
- ½ teaspoon oregano
- ½ teaspoon thyme
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
- ½ teaspoon garlic granules or fresh chopped
- Wash and pat dry the tomatoes, then slice each into four slices (lengthwise).
- In a medium bowl, add the sliced tomatoes, and all the other ingredients. Stir to combine.
- Arrange them in the air fryer basket in a single layer skin side down.
- Fry at 400°F for 10 minutes, check on them around the 8 minute mark.
Approximate nutrition information is provided as a convenience and courtesy only. You are encouraged to do your own calculations if precise data is required.
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