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Air fryer broccolini in salad with tahini sauce drizzled on top.

Air Fryer Broccolini Salad

  • Author: Caitlin Rule
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 7 minutes
  • Total Time: 12 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 2-4 1x
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: Air fry
  • Cuisine: American


Easy air fryer broccolini salad with lentils, spinach, cranberries and toasted almonds tossed in a creamy hot honey tahini dressing. Top with any protein you’d like or enjoy as a plant-based meal. 


  • 2 bunches broccolini
  • Salt + pepper
  • Olive oil cooking spray
  • 1 can brown lentils
  • 2 handfuls baby spinach leaves
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 2 tablespoons toasted almond flakes

Hot honey tahini Dressing:

  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • 2 teaspoons hot honey
  • 12 tablespoons lemon juice
  • Salt + pepper, to taste


  1. Rinse the broccolini, then pat dry with paper towel. Trim the ends.
  2. Toss the broccolini stalks with olive oil, salt, and pepper. 
  3. Add the broccolini to an air fryer basket lined with baking paper. Air fry at 180°C/350°F for 8-10 minutes, checking, shaking the basket every 3 – 4 minutes – this is necessary so they cook evenly. 
  4. Combine the tahini, hot honey, lemon juice,water, salt and pepper. Add more water to thin if needed.
  5. In a large bowl or serving dish add the baby spinach leaves, cooked broccolini, lentils, cranberries and toasted almonds. Pour over the tahini dressing and enjoy!


  • Storage: Transfer leftovers to airtight container and refrigerate for up to 4 days. I reccomend adding dressing just before eating. 

Keywords: Air fryer, broccolini, hot honey, tahini, broccoli, salad