Air Fryer Zucchini Chips (Easy Vegan Recipe)
A healthy snack or appetiser of crispy air fryer zucchini chips, using minimal pantry ingredients.
Servings: 2 people
- 1 large Green zucchini sliced into coins approx. 3-4mm (⅛") thick. My was 25cm (nearly 10") and approx. 320g 11.3oz
- 1 pinch Salt to taste
- 1 tablespoon Avocado oil
- 1½ teaspoon Maple syrup or to taste
- 1 tablespoon Dried Oregano or to taste
Slice zucchini into even coins using a mandolin, no thicker than 3-4mm (⅛").
Sprinkle salt onto zuchini and allow them sit for about 10 minutes, this will draw out excess moisture. Pat down zucchini coins between two layers of paper towel.
In a mixing bowl, toss zucchini through oil and all other ingredients.
Place zucchini coins into air fryer into a single layer. Fry on med-high until golden brown. See notes. Place onto a cooling rack. Serve with favourite dipping sauce.
Step 4 * - As air fryers differ, keep an eye out on these whilst they cook to determine when they are ready. Check-in around the 6-minute mark. It is only a matter of seconds toward the end when they start to brown quickly. Time listed is only a guide and based on my air-fryer. This is the air fryer* that is a step up to the one I have.
Seasoning - you can select to add your favourite seasoning. Think Everything Bagel* or lemon and herb. Just add the salt at the end.
Thickness - use a mandolin to slice the zucchini evenly. This will help to achieve even air frying. Slice them no thicker than 4-5mm. If cutting thicker, you will need to air fry these for longer. If you don't have a mandolin, just slice it as evenly as possible with your knife.
Mandolin* - this piece of equipment is very sharp. Please be very careful when handling and use the piece provided to hold the vegetable in place whilst cutting or cut-proof gloves. I normally will hover between cuts 2 & 3 - though this will alter cooking times.
Letting it sit for 5 minutes helps the zucchini expel water out. Which can then be dabbed out with a paper towel. I have made these chips with and without this step. When I have left out the patting dry, it took a little longer to crisp. Both versions do work, although, patting dry did yield a crispier chip.
Single-layer - ensure zucchini coins are not overlapping in the air-fryer tray, this will ensure they turn crispy and golden.
Flipping - flip the zucchini chips halfway through cooking, to ensure both sides get crispy.
Additional salt & seasoning - if you wish, you can sprinkle more of this afterwards to achieve your required taste.
Serving suggestion - dip these vegan zucchini fries into your favourite dip - think baba ghanouj or hummus, or fry sauce. Or enjoy them as a side for lunch or dinner.
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N.B., nutrition info is an estimate based on an online nutrition calculator. This will vary based on the specific ingredients you us
Serving: 1g | Calories: 241kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Sodium: 68mg | Potassium: 1029mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 731IU | Vitamin C: 58mg | Calcium: 145mg | Iron: 3mg