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Marinated Air Fryer Vegetables

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These Marinated Air Fryer Vegetables are a great flavorful and healthy side dish. Easy and quick to prep, they are are a great way to get a bit of goodness on your plate in a tasty way.

Air fryer vegetables in a white bowl

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I don’t know about you, but I’m always looking for a new side dish to serve up. These marinated air fryer vegetables were a hit! Super easy to make and perfectly roasted in the air fryer!

They are perfect to serve with all of your favorite weeknight meals like air fryer chicken breast and turkey burgers.

Ingredients To Make Marinated Air Fryer Vegetables

Vegetables

  • Zucchini
  • Yellow Squash
  • Mushrooms
  • Red onion
  • Red bell pepper

Marinade

  • Olive oil and balsamic vinegar
  • Honey
  • Salt and garlic powder
  • Dried thyme and oregano
  • Garlic Powder
  • Liquid smoke
Vegetables on a white work top

How To Make Air Fryer Marinated Vegetables

  • Chop the vegetables into evenly sized pieces.
Chopped vegetables on a white surface
  • Place marinade ingredients in a large bowl and whisk until combined.
Marinade ingredients mixed together
  • Place chopped vegetables in bowl and stir until all vegetables are fully covered.
  • Allow vegetables to marinate for 20-30 minutes.
The vegetables and marinade in a glass bowl
  • Place marinated vegetables in air fryer basket and cook on 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 15-18 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes, until tender.
The uncooked vegetables in the air fryer basket
The cooked marinated vegetables in the air fryer basket

Sprinkle a little bit of salt over the vegetables before serving.

Can you use other vegetables?

I found that these specific vegetables worked really well with the marinade and the texture was just perfect. You can of course experiment with other veggies you have in the fridge. Stay away from anything too soft like tomatoes though.

Can you use frozen vegetables?

It’s best to use fresh veggies in this recipe. You can cook frozen vegetables in the air fryer, but they won’t soak up the delicious marinade. Thawed frozen vegetables will contain too much moisture.

Can you make them ahead of time?

These vegetables are best served as soon as they are made. If you have leftovers, keep them in an airtight container in the fridge. They can be reheated in the air fryer or in the oven.

Close up of the marinated air fryer vegetables

Recipe Notes and Tips

  • Adding liquid smoke gives the vegetables a smokey grilled taste.
  • Try not to marinate the vegetables for too long or your vegetables will be mushy rather than tender.

More Side Dish Recipes

Marinated Air Fryer Vegetables

These marinated air fryer vegetables are a great flavorful and healthy side dish. Easy and quick to prep, they are are a great way to get a bit of goodness on your plate in a tasty way.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword air fryer vegetables, marinated vegetables, vegetable side dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Marinading time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 200kcal
Author Tanya

Ingredients

Vegetables

  • 2 green zucchini cut into ½ inch pieces
  • 1 yellow squash cut into ½ inch pieces
  • 4 oz button mushrooms cut in half
  • 1 red onion cut into ½ inch pieces
  • 1 red bell pepper cut into ½ inch pieces

Marinade

  • 4 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2 Tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp Honey
  • 1 ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp dried thyme
  • ½ tsp dried oregano
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • A few drops of liquid smoke optional
  • salt to taste

Instructions

  • Place marinade ingredients in a large bowl and whisk until combined. Place chopped vegetables in bowl and stir until all vegetables are fully covered.
  • Allow vegetables to marinate for 20-30 minutes.
  • Place marinated vegetables in air fryer basket and cook on 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 15-18 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes, until tender. Salt to taste.

Notes

  • Adding liquid smoke gives the vegetables a smokey grilled taste.
  • Try not to marinate the vegetables for too long or your vegetables will be mushy rather than tender.

Nutrition

Calories: 200kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 890mg | Potassium: 586mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 1225IU | Vitamin C: 67mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 1mg
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Barbara Finkelstein

Sunday 3rd of May 2020

I have made the marinated vegetables in my air fryer many times. This is an A-number 1 delicious recipe.

Chet Cohron

Wednesday 29th of April 2020

I like the vegetables cooked like this. Wife doesn't like mushrooms! Have to find a sub. BTW I have been thinking about your BBQ Ribs. When you go to step 3 and put your BBQ Sauce on the ribs for 5 minutes. ..wrap the ribs in aluminum and that will give you the fall off the bone ribs you seek. Thanks and give me a few suggestions on two more vegetables to replace the mushrooms.

Tanya

Wednesday 29th of April 2020

Hi Chet, thanks for the tip on the ribs. You could sub eggplant for mushrooms if you like. Sundried tomatoes is also a good sub.

Eric Smith

Sunday 5th of April 2020

when you say 2 zucchini is that 2 half's like the picture or 2 whole zucchinis Thanks Eric

Tanya

Sunday 5th of April 2020

2 whole zucchini

Sarah W Myers

Friday 3rd of April 2020

Tanya - you are my kitchen inspiration!

Tanya

Saturday 4th of April 2020

Thank you :) That means a lot, I love sharing recipes that we love and ones that inspire me :)

Gloria

Friday 3rd of April 2020

This is going to be so good and HEALTHY to eat. Thank you so much for creating a veggie recipe Tanya. I'm trying to get healthy and I need new ways to eat my veggies. Gloria