If you are on a vegan diet or you just want to eat more plant-based meals, you’ll definitely want this list of the Best Vegan Air Fryer Recipes. These healthy recipes use lots of vegetables to make interesting main and side dishes.

vegan bowl with tofu

Why Air Fry?

Air frying is the hottest trend since the Instant Pot!

Air fryers work like mini convection ovens in the sense that they circulate hot air around the food and enhance its crispiness. They also generally cook food in less time and are a healthier alternative to other cooking methods such as deep frying.

Many people confuse air fryers with deep fryers, but these appliances are really not at all alike. There is no real “frying” with an air fryer; the air fryer is more like an oven than a fryer.

Air frying is a healthy way to prepare many vegan foods like vegetables and crispy tofu. Everyone loves a good crisp texture, and that’s what the air fryer is all about.

Learn more about the pros and cons of air frying, plus see my list of the best air fryers under $100.

Cooking Vegan with the Air Fryer

Since many of my readers enjoy vegan and plant-based meals, I thought I would create this round-up of vegan air fryer recipes. Most of the recipes are from Clean Eating Kitchen, but some are from my blogger friends.

I’ve organized this recipe round-up into Main Dishes, Side Dishes, Frozen Foods, Snacks, and Desserts.

From sweet potato fries to air fryer eggplant to crispy air fryer chickpeas and kale chips, I’ve got you covered. Find your next perfect snack or main course using less oil than you would need in a regular oven to get crispy food. These recipes using simple ingredients and are a great way to try your new air fryer.

The best thing is that these vegan and vegetarian recipes are so much healthier than deep frying, but they are just as tasty.

You might also like my round-up of the Best Eat to Live Recipes!

Find your new favorite easy recipe. Click through on the photos to get exact cooking times and instructions. Enjoy!!!

Best Vegan Air Fryer Recipes

When you want to use your air fryer to make some plant-based dishes, look no further than this list of the best Vegan Air Fryer recipes. These are all gluten-free too!

Main Dishes

Here are some amazing vegan and gluten-free main dish recipes you can make in your air fryer.

Air Fryer Side Dishes

Try these delicious air fryer side dishes made vegan and gluten-free.

Air Fryer Frozen Vegetables

Here's how to make quick and budget-friendly frozen vegetables in the air fryer.

Air Fryer Vegan Snacks

Here are some great vegan snacks you can make in your air fryer.

Air Fryer Desserts

To wrap up this yummy round-up of vegan recipes, you've got to check out these air fryer desserts! Everyone loves a bit of sweet after a meal.


Enjoy this list of the best 25 gluten-free vegan air fryer recipes that your family is sure to love. You can also see my entire gluten-free air fryer recipe index.

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