Air Fried Sweet Mini Peppers with Onion and Zucchini

This is one of my favorite method to “roast” sweet mini peppers. It is super easy and fast…it’s lightly caramelized and perfect on bread, crackers or salad.

I love the colors of the sweet pepper, so summery and refreshing.  Many times we just eat them raw…crunchy and sweet, but sometimes I like to enhance the sweetness of the peppers by roasting…

I used to roast mini peppers in the oven…but since I got the air-fryer, this is my preferred way to “roast” almost anything…I love how even and caramelized the sweet peppers turned out in the air-fryer.  All the excess liquid, either from the washing or the pepper itself just drains out of the basket.

This recipe is very versatile, you can air-fry only the mini peppers or mix and match it with all kind of vegetables, I decided to go with zucchini and onion as I had them handy, but feel free to use whatever vegetable you have available such as carrots, eggplant, yellow squash…

Once the vegetables are air fried and seasoned you can keep them in the refrigerator for a few days and serve cold, which I love during warm weather.


1 lb sweet pepper

1-2 zucchinis

1 medium size onion

Olive Oil

Balsamic Vinegar to taste

Freshly ground salt and pepper to taste


Preheat air fryer to 400F.

Wash and slice in half the sweet peppers and remove the seed. Slice the zucchini and the onion.

In a large bowl place the sweet mini peppers and drizzle with olive oil.

Carefully place the sweet peppers in the air fryer basket and let is cook for approximately 15 minutes. Make sure to shake the basket in between. Remove from the basket and place in a large bowl.

Do the same with the onion and zucchini. Once the onion and zucchini are done place them together with the sweet peppers.

Add salt and pepper and drizzle balsamic vinegar to taste.  Toss gently.

Serve warm or cold.

I hope you enjoy this simple method of roasting mini sweet peppers…for more air-fryer recipes, please check HERE.


Did you know that peppers contain large amount of antioxidants such as lycopene, beta carotene, lutein and zeaxanthin? These carotenoids are important, especially for the eyes.

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2018-10-03T08:16:26+00:00Air-Fryer, Appetizer, Vegetarian|


  1. Abbe@This is How I Cook August 10, 2018 at 9:24 AM - Reply

    This looks wonderful. I really must get an air fryer!

  2. Katerina Delidimou August 10, 2018 at 12:49 AM - Reply

    I love peppers, in fact, I have a pepper tree growing in a pot in my balcony! I have to check the air fryer!

  3. Dawn @ Words Of Deliciousness August 7, 2018 at 7:17 PM - Reply

    The vegetables turn out so nice from the air fryer. They look delicious.

  4. Susan August 4, 2018 at 11:15 AM - Reply

    Look at that beautiful medley of veggies! What a side dish and delightful way to use summer’s bounty.

  5. John / Kitchen Riffs July 31, 2018 at 3:54 PM - Reply

    Yet another reason to get an air fryer! Fun post — thanks.

  6. ZazaCook July 31, 2018 at 3:07 PM - Reply

    I love vegetables. These sweet mini peppers are simply irresistible, Juliana!

  7. angiesrecipes July 30, 2018 at 9:16 PM - Reply

    Simple and delicious dishes like this are always my favourite. Thanks for sharing, Juliana.

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