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Air Fryer Carrot Fries with Aioli Dip

Ditch those French fries and opt for these healthier Air Fryer Carrot Fries with Aioli Dip! These carrot fries with vegan mayonnaise dip offer a gluten-free and dairy-free snack, appetizer, or side dish to black bean burgers or other delicious vegan mains.

While it’s certainly hard to beat that crunch associated with regular French fries, these low-carb air fryer carrots definitely give them a run for their money.

Coated in nutritional yeast and cajun seasoning, these spicy carrot fries are going to be a new household favorite in no time! 

Ingredients for Air Fryer Roasted Carrots

  • 1 pound (450g) of carrots
  • 1 tsp cajun seasoning
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp ground pepper

How do you cut Air Fryer Carrots into Fries

First, you need to peel your carrots and remove their tips. After that, cut your carrots into sticks by slicing them lengthwise and then halving them again. 

If you’re using large carrots then you may need to halve the carrot pieces another time until you get them looking like fries. 

In order to ensure that your carrot fries cook evenly in the air fryer, try your best to cut the carrots uniformly in size. This process shouldn’t take you too long but if you anticipate that you may be in a rush then consider preparing your carrots the night before and storing them in the refrigerator for later use. 

How to Make Carrots in a Air Fryer

Preheat your Air Fryer to 400F (200C).

Mix olive oil with cajun seasoning, nutritional yeast, and salt and pepper in a bowl. Add your carrot fries and mix until each carrot is well coated.

Cook carrots for 15 minutes, or follow your own Air Fryer directions if needed.

Serve your air fried carrot chips with vegan aioli dip, mayo, or homemade ketchup.

What is Vegan Aoili Mayonaise?

Traditional Aioli is a Mediterranean dip or sauce that’s made by combining mayonnaise with garlic and oil. It’s a super simple and delicious condiment that’s paired with many dishes such as vegetables and flatbreads. 

There are also various types of aioli dips depending on what you choose to combine with this mayonnaise sauce. For example, you could make a pesto aioli by simply adding in some pesto, or spicy aioli by adding in some sriracha! 

Of course, for this recipe, I’ve made use of vegan-friendly mayonnaise instead of the traditional egg-based version. All the other ingredients remain the same though. 

How to Make Vegan Garlic Mayo

To make this simple vegan garlic aioli, you’ll need the following ingredients:

Simply blend all the ingredients until smooth and you’re done!


Are Air Fry Carrots Really Crispy like Potato Fries?

I’m going to level with you… air fried carrot chips will never live up to the crispness of potato fries. When I refer to these air fried carrots being “crispy”, what I mean is that they will be able to hold shape without flopping over. You won’t, however, get that same crunch factor that you’re probably used to when enjoying regular potato fries.

But you know what?! That’s okay – these air fryer carrot chips are nevertheless incredibly delicious, not to mention a healthy and low-carb option for those following a low-carb or keto diet. 

To ensure that your carrots “crisp” up and cook evenly, make sure to space them out without them overlapping. For those with smaller air fryers, this may mean that you need to cook your air fry carrots in batches. It’s really worth it, though!

What Can I Serve With These Air Fried Carrot Fries?

There are so many options when it comes to sauces and dips to serve alongside these air fryer roasted carrots. Other than the vegan aioli listed above, consider BBQ sauce, Marinara dipping sauce, pesto, plain vegan mayonnaise, dairy-free Tzatziki sauce… the list goes on but I’m sure that you get the point. 

Other than dips, these air fried carrots work really well as an appetizer or entree, a healthy party or game night snack, or as a side to your favorite veggie burger or wrap.

Tips for making Air Fryer Carrot Chips

  • You do have the option of using baby carrots for your air fried carrot sticks. The only issue with this is that you could end up with different sized fries if the baby carrots are not equally sized. For this reason, I prefer to stick to using medium or large carrots that I can then cut down to a uniform size myself. 
  • I’ve seasoned my air fried carrots with nutritional yeast, cajun, and salt but you could definitely add some of your own preferred seasonings or spices if you like. Cayenne pepper is a great idea for a bit of heat. 
  • Serve these air fryer carrot chips immediately after cooking – they will always taste the best that way. 
  • If you don’t have an air fryer then bake these carrot fries in the oven at 370℉ for about 25 minutes, keeping a close eye on them to watch that they don’t burn. Like you would if cooking these carrot fries in an air fryer, make sure to allow enough space between your carrots when baking in the oven.

Other vegan air fryer recipes to try:

Air Fryer Carrot Fries

Air Fryer Carrot Fries with Aioli Dip

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Crispy and delicious, these air fryer carrot fries make an excellent alternative to french fries when you're trying to eat healthier. They're vegan, gluten-free and keto too!

Ingredients

Carrot Fries

  • 1 pound (450g) carrots
  • 1 tsp cajun seasoning
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground pepper

Vegan Aioli Mayonnaise

  • 1/3 cup vegan mayonnaise
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat Air Fryer to 400F (200C)
  2. Peel the carrots and remove tips. Cut into fries.
  3. Mix olive oil and seasonings in a large bowl.
  4. Add carrot fries and stir to coat evenly.
  5. Cook carrots in the Air Fryer for 15 minutes. Make sure they don't overlap (you may have to make them in batches).
  6. Blend the aioli ingredients together.
  7. Serve and enjoy!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 160Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 773mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 1g

Nutrition information should be considered as an estimation only.

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