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This Air Fryer Eggplant is a healthy and flavorful side dish that’s ready in under 20 minutes! Keep reading to learn how to roast eggplant in an air fryer quickly and easily.
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Air Fryer Eggplant Recipe

This Air Fryer Eggplant is a healthy and flavorful side dish that’s ready in under 20 minutes! Keep reading to learn how to roast eggplant in an air fryer quickly and easily.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Air Fryer Eggplant
Servings: 4
Calories: 122kcal
Author: Cindy

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds eggplant 2 medium eggplants
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil see note
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic or 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt to taste (I used 1/2 teaspoon sea salt)
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Garnishes – Optional

  • fresh parsley finely minced
  • parmesan cheese grated

Instructions

  • Cut the stem off the eggplant and peel the skin if desired (see note). Then cut into 2-inch chunks (while they may seem large, they will shrink by about half during cooking).
  • To a medium bowl, add the garlic, oil, salt and pepper along with the eggplant pieces. Toss with a large spoon or your hands to coat evenly.
  • Put the eggplant into the air fryer basket and cook at 370-375°F for 15 minutes. Halfway through, remove the basket and shake a few times to promote even browning before continuing cooking.
  • Remove the eggplant from the air fryer and garnish with optional parsley and parmesan before serving.

Notes

  • Eggplant: If the eggplant is showing signs of aging, it’s best to remove the skin using a vegetable peeler.
  • Oil: Spritzing with an olive oil spray is ideal for evenly coating the eggplant
  • Storage: Store cooked air fryer roasted eggplant in an airtight container and they can last up to 3-5 days in the refrigerator.

Nutrition

Calories: 122kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 519mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 52IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 1mg