"Fried" Tempura Veggies


Use your favorite vegetables to air fry a healthy snack. Serve these perfectly crispy veggies with your favorite dipping sauce.

Hands On Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
Blaine Moats


  • ½ cup flour

  • ½ teaspoon salt, plus more to taste

  • ½ teaspoon black pepper

  • 2 eggs

  • 2 tablespoon water

  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs

  • 2 teaspoon vegetable oil

  • ¼ teaspoon *Seasoning, or more to taste

  • 2 - 3 cup vegetable pieces (whole green beans, sweet pepper rings, zucchini slices, whole asparagus spears, red onion rings, or avocado wedges), cut 1/2 inch thick

  • 1 recipe Dipping sauce


  1. Mix together flour, 1/4 tsp. salt, and the pepper in a shallow dish. Whisk together eggs and water in another shallow dish. Stir together panko and oil in a third shallow dish. Add desired Seasoning to either panko and/or flour mixture.

  2. Sprinkle vegetables with remaining 1/4 tsp. salt. Dip in flour mixture, then in egg mixture, and finally in panko mixture to coat.

  3. Preheat air fryer to 400°F and oven to 200°F. Arrange half of vegetables in a single layer in fryer basket. Cook until golden brown, about 10 minutes. Sprinkle with additional salt, if desired. Transfer vegetables to oven to keep warm. Repeat with remaining vegetables. Serve with Wasabi Mayo Dipping Sauce (recipe below) or purchased ponzu soy sauce.

*Seasoning Options

Add 2 Tbsp. sesame seeds to panko mixture, and 1 tsp. ground ginger to flour mixture. OR Add 2 Tbsp. shredded coconut to panko mixture.

Wasabi Mayo Dipping Sauce

Stir together 1/2 cup mayonnaise and 1 to 2 tsp. prepared wasabi paste. Makes 1/2 cup.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

179 Calories
5g Fat
25g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 179
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 375mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 7g

*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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