Crispy Air Fryer Broccoli with Lemon and Garlic

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Air fryer broccoli comes out crispy and roasted to perfection. It’s tossed in lemon and garlic before being air fried, giving it the perfect flavor.

This air fried broccoli comes out perfectly crispy around the edges – just like oven roasted broccoli, but it cooks in less time! We dress this broccoli recipe in a dressing of olive oil, fresh lemon juice, salt, and garlic powder. It’s such a simple recipe yet the lemon adds a wonderful pop of flavor!

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Some of our other favorite air fryer recipes are Air Fryer CauliflowerAir Fryer Brussels SproutsAir Fryer Whole Chicken, and Air Fryer Apple Chips with Peanut Butter Dip.

A white rimmed bowl filled with air fried broccoli.

What Air fryer to use for making air fried broccoli?

I have made air fryer broccoli in both my air fryer oven and basket-style air fryer. Both will work for this recipe! Keep in mind, that air fryer temperatures and cooking speed can very, so it’s important to check your broccoli a few minutes early the first time you make it – so it doesn’t burn.

Close up of air fryer broccoli.

What to serve with air fryer broccoli?

Broccoli is so versatile, we serve it several times a week in our house. Here are some recipes to inspire you:

Air fryied broccoli in white rimmed bowl.

Air Fryer Broccoli Recipe

Aileen Clark
Air fryer broccoli comes out crispy and roasted to perfection. It's tossed in lemon and garlic before being air fried, giving it the perfect flavor.
4.60 from 5 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 132 kcal


  • 1 pound broccoli cut into florets
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder


  • Preheat air fryer to 400 degrees.
  • Combine broccoli, olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and garlic powder in a large bowl.
    Broccoli in a metal bowl topped with seasoning.
  • Toss to coat evenly.
  • Place broccoli in air fryer.
    Raw broccoli on tray in air fryer oven.
  • Air fry for 12 minutes, shaking or turning half way through.
  • Remove from air fryer and enjoy!
    Freshly air fried broccoli on tray.


Serving: 1gCalories: 132kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 3gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 9gSodium: 577mgFiber: 4gSugar: 2g
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