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Quick & Tasty: Transform Your Meals With This Simple Air Fryer Tomatoes Recipe!

Have you tried cooking tomatoes in an air fryer yet?

With just a few simple ingredients and an air fryer, you can enjoy perfectly cooked, succulent roasted tomatoes that are ideal as a side dish, a snack, or turned into a soup or a pasta sauce.

air fryer roasted tomatoes recipe

How To Cook Tomatoes In An Air Fryer

The beauty of this recipe is that you can cook as many or as few tomatoes in an air fryer as you wish.

What You Need:

fresh on the vine tomatoes, dried mixed herbs, olive oil, fresh basil leaves, salt and pepper
  • 4 fresh on the vine tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tsp dried mixed herbs
  • Salt and pepper to season
  • Fresh basil leaves, chopped for optional garnish

You can use any air fryer to cook air fryer tomatoes.

Making It:

Preheat your air fryer to 200°C (400°F).

While the air fryer is heating up, start by washing the tomatoes and patting them dry. Remove the stems and discard any blemished or bruised parts.

slicing tomatoes for air fryer

Slice the tomatoes horizontally and drizzle with the olive oil, making sure all the sides are evenly coated.

oiling fresh tomatoes for air fryer

Sprinkle the dried herbs, salt, and pepper over them. Feel free to get creative here – you can use your favourite dried herbs like oregano, basil, or a mixed Italian seasoning.

seasoned tomato being put in an air fryer basket with tongs

Place your seasoned tomatoes in the air fryer basket, side by side. Set the air fryer to 200°C (400°F).

seasoned tomatoes in air fryer

Air fry the tomatoes for about 10-12 minutes. If you prefer a more charred texture, you can cook them a bit longer.

charred tomatoes after being roasted in an air fryer

Once the tomatoes are done, carefully remove them from the air fryer – they’ll be hot. Optional but recommended, garnish with fresh basil leaves for an added burst of flavour.

roasted tomatoes in bowl next to air fryer

You can serve these tomatoes as a standalone side dish or as part of a salad, or even puree them to make a delicious homemade tomato pasta sauce or soup.

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air fryer roasted tomatoes recipe

Air Fryer Tomatoes

Yield: 4 tomatoes
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 12 minutes

Try this quick and easy air fryer tomato recipe. Healthy and tasty, they're great as a side dish or for making sauces and soups. Perfect for all air fryer users!


  • 4 tomatoes (fresh on the vine)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp dried mixed herbs
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Fresh chopped basil leaves (optional garnish)


  1. Preheat the air fryer to 200°C (400°F) for about 5 minutes.
  2. While the air fryer is heating, rinse the tomatoes and pat them dry. Slice the tomatoes in half horizontally.
  3. Lightly brush the cut sides of the tomatoes with olive oil, then season with salt and pepper to your taste.
  4. Arrange the tomatoes in the air fryer basket, cut side up, making sure not to overcrowd them. You may have to cook in batches if your air fryer isn't large enough to fit all the tomato halves at once.
  5. Air fry the tomatoes for about 10 to 15 minutes, or until they are soft, slightly wrinkled and beginning to char around the edges.
  6. Once done, carefully remove the tomatoes from the air fryer using tongs or a spatula.
  7. Optionally garnish with fresh basil leaves. Serve the air fried tomatoes warm as a side dish, or enjoy them on toast for a quick and healthy snack.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 54Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 152mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 2gSugar: 3gProtein: 1g

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Shirley Thompson

Friday 16th of June 2023

Your recipes are so helpful, especially the air fryer ones.

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