This simple vegan air fryer baked potato recipe is ridiculously healthy and delicious. Fear white potatoes no more! They are actually extremely powerful superfoods. Read on...
Why do white potatoes get such a bad rap? Well, most likely it started with the fear of "starch" and carbohydrate foods. And then add the notion that colorful foods are the healthiest ones we can eat...it would make sense that white potatoes were demonized.
If you are avoiding white foods like dairy, pasta, white rice and white bread, please consider keeping potatoes in your diet, especially if you have autoimmune.
Some of the health benefits of potatoes are amino acids, protein, phytochemicals, lysine, trace minerals, fiber, potassium and much more! Eat the skins...I perfer to eat this like a taco instead of a fork 🙂
Other toppings you will love on this:
Ingredients are very versatile. Have fun topping your air fryer potatoes.
- kennebec potatoes
- fresh herbs like cilantro, parsley, chives and cilantro
- salt & pepper
- olive oil
See recipe card for quantities.
Instructions for air fryer baked potatoes
Using an air fryer, you will cook your potatoes whole, cut them in half, and then mash the insides but keeping it all inside the skin.
Add olive oil or coconut oil for creaminess. I'm a savory salty person so I LOVE adding lots of salt and pepper.
I'm also a HUGE fan of fresh herbs like basil, parsley, chives, and cilantro. So chose to top my potatoes with those and onion as well. Feel free to add whatever else you personally love like mint or red onion.
I say no thanks to the traditional sour cream and instead choose avocado. Wonderful for autimmune diets, and it includes tomatoes as well, yes, tomatoes.
Load up the potatoes and have fun. Beens are a great option as well for additional protein, nutrients and fiber.
Hint: Be sure to eat the skin, I like to prefer to eat these like tacos. Also, you can watch me make these on my INSTAGRAM reel.
There are lots of substituations here.
- Fresh herbs - you can use chopped lettuce or arugula instead
- Potato - use sweet potatoes instead of white potatoes if you'd prefer
- Avocado - try a cashew sour cream or cashew cheese
This dish is full of all the important foods for an anti-virus autoimmune diet.
There are so many fun options with this recipe.
- Spicy - add a spicy mayo or sriracha on top of your potato
- Protein - add a faux meat or any types of beans for added protein
- Kid friendly - sometimes kids don't love herbs, so add extra avocado and sub herbs for beans or meat
- Cheesy - add vegan cheese of any kind here or tahini sauce
See this sweet potato version on my website!
You will need an air fryer for this recipe. But don't fret, you can easily bake these potatoes in the oven. I prefer the Ninja because it also has a dehydrator feature. And I love making flax crackers, kale chips, and other dehydrated healthy foods.
Air Fryer Baked Potatoes
- 1 Air Fryer
- 2 each Kennebec potatoes
- ¼ cup olive oil divided
- 1 teaspoon sea salt divided
- ¼ cup fresh cilantro (coriander) divided
- ¼ cup fresh parsley divided
- 2 tablespoon fresh chives divided
- 1 whole avocado sliced
- 2 each green onion (scallions) chopped
- 6 cherry tomatoes halved
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- Place dry potatoes in the air fryer. Fry on 390 degrees F for 30 minutes (until soft inside and crunchy outside.
- Slice them in half lengthwise. Pour olive oil over each half. Sprinkle salt and pepper on each half.
- Chop all the rest of the ingredients and add them one by one.
- Serve warm.