Air Fryer Beets

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Air Fryer Beets

Because beets are incredibly good for you, and thats all right! They are low in calories (just 80 calories per serving), high in fiber, and loaded with nutrients (Healthline).

This might become your favorite method to make beets! Air fryer beets are sweet, happily chewy, and delicious. Theyre easy to make and all set in simply 25 minutes.

The very first time I prepared beets in my air fryer, they disappeared in a rush. We evaluated the beets three various ways to figure out the finest approach so we cooked a lot of beets.

Air frying beets may be a game changer. Tossed in olive oil, experienced with a little bit of salt and pepper, and roasted in the air fryer, beets become chewy little morsels that really pop with taste.

Beets. There doesnt seem to be a middle ground with beets.

Why youll like it: Ordinary beets are transformed into the most scrumptious little morsels. Even beet-haters enjoy them.
How long it takes: 5 minutes to prep, 20 minutes to air fryEquipment youll need: air fryer, mixing bowlServings: 4

About This Recipe

Lets get going on this dish! Ill go through it here and offer you some extra pointers. Search for the recipe card near the end of the post.

You may not prepare beets really typically due to the fact that lets face it, they take a long time to cook. They are quite hard and it takes awhile for them to soften. Frequently I wrap the beets in foil and roast them in the oven for an hour or more (have a look at How to Cook Beets). You still have to peel them.

Air fried beets are a good side meal or they can be added to salads, grain bowls, or even pizza. You know how “bleeding” beets can turn your entire dish pink.

Dont forget that beets can be found in a rainbow of colors, too. Try a mixture of crimson, golden, and striped beets for a stunning array.

Air fryer beets are a different story. Merely scrub them, cut them into little squares, toss them with a bit of oil, and pop them into the air fryer. No peeling needed! In 20 minutes, theyre all set to eat.

Do not Have An Air Fryer?

We use our air fryer regularly. Its not one of those appliances that sits unused in our kitchen. There are various designs readily available– Ive attempted a couple of and this one is my preferred.

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What Youll Need

Beets: Any beet variety will work, whether its deep crimson, golden, striped, or white. Did you know there are in fact white beets? Dont you simply like the striped beets in the images?

How to Prevent Beet Stains

When you cut raw beets, the juice is brilliant pink and may stain your hands or cutting board. While I discover that the juice typically rinses off, if you are worried about staining, use disposable food safe gloves when dealing with the beets. To protect your cutting board, cover it with a layer of cling wrap or parchment paper.

How To Make Air Fryer Beets

Air fry them at 380ºF for 20 minutes or so, tossing one or two times so they get done equally. Examine for inflammation near the end of the cooking time (see the FAQ below).

Put the cut beets in a blending bowl and add olive oil, salt, and pepper. Toss them up until they are coated with oil.

Do you have to peel beets before cooking? Unpeeled whole beets can be roasted or boiled till they hurt. As soon as the beets are prepared, the skins slip off quickly and are discarded. If the beets are cut or sliced before cooking, you will want to peel them initially. Nevertheless, we found that air fried beets do not require to be peeled. How do you understand when beets are done? They should be fork tender. “Fork tender” implies there will be little or no resistance when you poke a fork into the beet.

Cut the tops and bottoms from the beets and dice them into uniformly-sized pieces, about three-quarters of an inch. If you decide to cut them smaller sized, they will get done a lot more rapidly and be a bit crispier, too. Once again, your choice.

Serve the beets as a side meal or as a topping for a salad. They are excellent in grain salads or a rice pilaf. Once you try them, youll be envisioning all sorts of methods to integrate beets into your menu.

Serve the beets unadorned or with decorations. They are so excellent that youll discover yourself “screening” a couple of or ten before they get to the table.

If you decide to peel the beets, go all out. A veggie peeler works well. If youre all set to go unpeeled, merely scrub the beets actually well with a veggie brush.

The first action is to decide whether youre going to peel the beets or not. Because my viewpoint is the less work, the better, why peel them?


Put the beets on the rack inside your air fryer; organize them in a single layer. If the sides are touching, its fine.

If you desire to elegant them up, attempt a squeeze of fresh orange juice, perhaps even a spray of orange enthusiasm. Toss them with your favorite vinaigrette, such as an easy white wine vinaigrette or this great apricot vinaigrette.

Make It Your Own

Be innovative with the flavoring. Want smoky beets? Toss them with a 1/4 teaspoon of smoked paprika. When you toss them with oil, add a bit of garlic powder. Try my versatile spices rather of plain salt and pepper. Try dried herbs or curry powder. Roast other root vegetables with the beets. Carrots and beets is a good mix, or beets and sweet potatoes. Try turnips, parsnips, or radishes.Oven baked technique: Diced beets can be roasted in the oven at 425ºF for 30 minutes or up until tender. Toss a couple of times so they roast evenly.Canned beets: We likewise air fried canned beets (plain not pickled). You cant “beat” how easy canned beets are. They werent quite as tasty but still completely acceptable. If you have a can of beets in your kitchen, air frying them will take them to the next level.

To get a running start on this recipe, the raw beets can be prepped as much as a day ahead of time. Scrub and cut the beets, cut them into cubes, and refrigerate them in a covered container. When youre prepared to air fry them, continue with the dish as directed.

Make-Ahead Ideas

Storage & & Reheating Tips

Cooked beets will keep in the fridge for 4 to five days in a covered container. Beets can likewise be eaten cold.

How To Store Raw Beets

Leftover Love

To save raw beets, get rid of the greens and cover the beets loosely in a plastic or paper bag. Its finest if there is some air blood circulation. They will keep at space temperature for a couple of days but for longer storage, keep them in the crisper drawer of your refrigerator.

Youll be so glad you have leftover air fried beets! Add them to your salad, a grain bowl, or eat them as a treat. Great!

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Prep Time: 10 minsCook Time: 20 minsTotal Time: 30 minutes

4 servings

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We tested the beets three different ways to figure out the finest method so we cooked a lot of beets. Beets: Any beet variety will work, whether its deep crimson, golden, striped, or white. Carrots and beets is a good mix, or beets and sweet potatoes. Toss one or 2 times so they roast evenly.Canned beets: We also air fried canned beets (plain not marinaded). To store raw beets, eliminate the greens and wrap the beets loosely in a plastic or paper bag.

Air fryer beets are sweet, pleasantly chewy, and scrumptious. Theyre simple to make and all set in simply 25 minutes.

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This website offers approximate nutrition information for convenience and as a courtesy just. Nutrition information is collected mainly from the USDA Food Composition Database, whenever readily available, or otherwise other online calculators.

We evaluated both peeled and unpeeled beets and really might not inform the distinction. If you pick not to peel, scrub the beets well and cut off any rough areas.
To prevent staining, wear non reusable food safe gloves when dealing with beets. You may also wish to put a layer of plastic wrap or parchment paper on your cutting board.
For crispier beets, cut them smaller sized ( 1/2 inch pieces) and air fry for 15 to 16 minutes or till done.
For canned beets, drain pipes a 15 oz. can of beets. Cut in quarters or halves, depending upon the size of the beets. Toss in olive oil, salt, and pepper. Air fry for 17 to 18 minutes or until done. We found that these werent as delicious however were still appropriate.

IngredientsServing Suggestions (Choose one or any mix).

InstructionsIn a big bowl, toss beets with oil, salt, and pepper.Add the beets to air fryer basket and set up in a single layer. Air fry at 380ºF till fork tender, 20 to 22 minutes, tossing 1 or 2 times during cooking.Serve as is, or with one or more of the suggested toppings.

Nutrition InformationServing: 4oz., Calories: 80kcal, Carbohydrates: 11g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4 g, Monounsaturated Fat: 3g, Sodium: 379mg, Potassium: 370mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 8g, Vitamin A: 38IU, Vitamin C: 6mg, Calcium: 19mg, Iron: 1mg.

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