My air fryer has been getting a workout lately. I love the way it handles simple vegetable recipes and creates the types of textures you’d normally have to roast or deep fry to get, all while using very little oil. And this vegetarian air fryer sweet potato recipe exceeded my flavor expectations.
Sweet potatoes have a natural sweetness that isn’t cloying. Roasting sweet potatoes causes the outer surface to brown up nicely due to the Maillard reaction and the natural sugar content results in caramelization adding a layer of exterior texture to the otherwise fork soft and fluffy sweet potatoes.
Drizzle sweet potato pieces with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Toss.
Air fry the sweet potatoes until tender. Once cooked, transfer to a serving plate.
Mix sriracha sauce, rice vinegar, mayonnaise and miso paste in a small bowl until smooth. Serve as a dipping sauce.