The air fryer is a device that makes frying easier and less oily. It's also a great appliance for getting a crispy crust on your food or re-heating leftovers. Thankfully, many creators out there have utilized the air fryer to come up with a multitude of recipes for people with dietary restrictions. Of course, vegetarians are included.
We've rounded up our favorite vegetarian air fryer recipes below — and no, it's not all just tofu!
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1. Piping Pot Curry's Air Fryer Cauliflower With Cilantro Yogurt Sauce
In just 25 minutes, you can have yourself this spiced cauliflower topped with a tangy yogurt sauce. It can be served as a side dish, appetizer, snack, or even a whole meal if you can't resist.
2. One Arab Vegan's Cheese Samboosa
"These crispy little pastry pockets stuffed with the meltiest homemade vegan cheese is my plant-based rendition of a Ramadan staple enjoyed by many across the Arab world," writes food blogger Nada. If you'd prefer not to make this vegan, simply use real cheese sauce instead.
3. Watch What U Eat's Air Fryer Eggplant Parmesan
If you're in search of comfort, you can't go wrong with breaded eggplant topped with marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese — especially since it only takes 40 minutes to whip up!
4. Life Made Sweeter's Air Fryer Falafel
This crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside air fryer falafel would be great on top of a salad or within a wrap.
5. Urban Farmie's Fried Avocado Tacos
Avocado fries, refried beans, poblano sauce, and toppings of your choice come together to make this meat-free vegan taco that can easily be gluten-free.
6. Sandhya's Kitchen Air Fryer Baked Sweet Potato
This recipe serves as a great foundation to any vegetarian or vegan meal. Simple cook the potatoes in the air fryer, add toppings of your choice, and you've got yourself a hearty dish.
7. Kitchen at Hoskins' Cheesy Loaded Air Fryer Nachos
Whether you make this recipe vegetarian or with your preferred taco meat, it only takes eight minutes to come together.
8. Stay Snatched's Easy Air Fryer Southwestern Egg Rolls
These crispy egg rolls are filled with onion, garlic, peppers, cheese, black beans, tomatoes, and more. They will only take 32 minutes to prepare and air-fry.
9. Jessica in the Kitchen's Crispy Air Fryer Tofu
Perfect for vegetarians and vegans, this 10-minute air fryer tofu would work beautifully in a variety of dishes, including salads, tacos, wraps, and sandwiches.