Air-Fried Green Tomatoes

Enjoy this classic Southern appetizer with way less oil thanks to your trusty air fryer.

Air-Fried Green Tomatoes on light blue marbled background with creamy dipping sauce
Photo: Brie Passano
Cook Time:
11 mins
Hands On Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
36 mins
20 tomato slices + 3/4 cup sauce


  • 1 ¾ - 2 pound green tomatoes

  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs

  • 1 teaspoon paprika

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

  • ½ teaspoon onion powder

  • 6 tablespoon all-purpose flour

  • ½ cup plain unsweetened almond milk or milk

  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • Nonstick cooking spray

  • 1 recipe Creamy Chive Dipping Sauce or purchased ranch salad dressing


  1. Preheat air fryer at 370°F. Core tomatoes and cut into 1/2-inch slices. In a shallow dish combine bread crumbs, paprika, garlic powder, and onion powder. Place flour in a second shallow dish. Pour milk into a third shallow dish.

  2. Dip tomato slices into flour, then into milk and crumb mixture, turning to coat. Place on a waxed paper-lined tray. Sprinkle tomatoes with pepper and salt and coat with cooking spray.

  3. Working in batches, arrange tomato slices in a single layer in air-fryer basket. Cook 9 minutes or until crumbs are light brown and crisp. Turn tomatoes; cook 2 minutes more. Serve with Creamy Chive Dipping Sauce.

Creamy Chive Dipping Sauce

In a small bowl combine one 6- to 7-oz. carton plain Greek yogurt; 1 Tbsp. chopped fresh chives; 1 clove garlic, minced; and 1/8 tsp. each salt and pepper.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

112 Calories
1g Fat
21g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 112
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g 1%
Cholesterol 2mg 1%
Sodium 218mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 29.4mg 147%
Calcium 93mg 7%
Iron 1.3mg 7%
Potassium 288mg 6%
Folate, total 26.5mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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