Air-Fryer Herb and Lemon Cauliflower

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.


4 servings

Updated: Sep. 20, 2023
This air-fryer cauliflower side is easy to prepare with just a few ingredients. Crushed red pepper flakes add a touch of heat. —Susan Hein, Burlington, Wisconsin
Air-Fryer Herb and Lemon Cauliflower Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 medium head cauliflower, cut into florets (about 6 cups)
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh thyme
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes


  1. Preheat air fryer to 350°. In a large bowl, combine cauliflower and 2 tablespoons olive oil; toss to coat. In batches, arrange cauliflower in a single layer on tray in air-fryer basket. Cook until florets are tender and edges are browned, 8-10 minutes, stirring halfway through cooking. In a small bowl, combine remaining ingredients; stir in remaining 2 tablespoons oil. Transfer cauliflower to a large bowl; drizzle with herb mixture and toss to combine.

Test Kitchen tip
  • If you don’t have an air fryer, you can make this recipe in an oven.
  • Nutrition Facts

    3/4 cup: 161 calories, 14g fat (2g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 342mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 3g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 fat, 1 vegetable.

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