Air fryer butternut squash fries

Air fryer butternut squash fries

Try these keto friendly butternut squash fries and enjoy their crunchy texture, combined with a mildly sweet taste and accompanied by a healthy dipping sauce, with a touch of fresh basil.

These butternut squash fries are low in calories but high in nutrients, which makes them perfect for an evening snack. Although they’re far from being your usual french fries, they are a great option for those who are looking for a healthier but delicious option. In addition, the butternut squash contains a very low amount of carbs, which makes it acceptable for those who follow a keto diet.

The butternut squash is actually considered a fruit, and it is part of the cucurbitaceae family, along with zucchini and pumpkin. Among its main nutrients, there’s vitamin C, vitamin A, magnesium, potassium and calcium. A part from improving your digestion, bone health and immune system, the butternut squash has a mild sweet and nutty flavor, which makes it perfect for both sweet and savory recipes.

Note: If you don’t have an air fryer, you can use your oven. In that case I’d bake them at 180ºC (356ºF) for 20 minutes and then at 200ºC (392ºF) for the last 5 minutes.

How to make these butternut squash fries with dipping sauce

Airfryer butternut squash fries with dipping sauce

Ingredients (4 servings)

🌟 Fries

  • 1 butternut squash
  • 2 tbsp of olive oil
  • Salt and pepper

🌟 Dipping sauce:

  • 2 avocados
  • 1 tbsp of honey
  • 3 tbsp of Dijon mustard
  • A handful of fresh basil leaves
  • Salt and pepper
Airfryer butternut squash fries - Ingredients

Instructions:

  • Cut the squash in 4 pieces, remove the seeds and peel them
Airfryer butternut squash fries - Cut the butternut squash in half
Airfryer butternut squash fries - Cut the halves in half
  • Cut the pieces into thin slices, then into fries
Airfryer butternut squash fries - Cut the pieces into fries
  • Add the olive oil, salt and pepper
Airfryer butternut squash fries - Add the olive oil, salt and pepper to the fries
  • Pre-heat the air fryer for 5 minutes
  • Place the fries into the air fryer basket and bake for 20 minutes at 160º (320ºF)
  • After that, set it at 200º (392ºF) and bake for 5 minutes more
  • While baking, make sure to remove the basket and shake or flip the fries at least once
  • In the meantime, grab a bowl and place the avocados. Mash them with a fork
Airfryer butternut squash fries - Avocados
Airfryer butternut squash fries - Mashed avocados
  • Add the honey, mustard, salt and pepper. Here you can also add some lime juice
Airfryer butternut squash fries  - Basil leaves
  • Separate the basil leaves from its stems and chop them
Airfryer butternut squash fries - Cut the basil leaves
  • Add them to the bowl and mix it all together
Airfryer butternut squash fries - Dipping sauce
  • Once the fries are done, it’s ready to be served!

Done! Enjoy these air fryer butternut squash fries with a healthy dipping sauce.

Airfryer butternut squash fries - final result

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Below you’ll find the nutritional values of this recipe:

Air fryer butternut squash fries

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 226kcal

Equipment

  • Air fryer

Ingredients

Fries

  • 1 butternut squash
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper

Dipping sauce

  • 2 avocados
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 3 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • a handful of fresh basil leaves
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

  • Cut the squash in 4 pieces, remove the seeds and peel them
  • Cut the pieces into thin slices, then into fries
  • Add the olive oil, salt and pepper
  • Pre-heat the airfryer for 5 minutes
  • Place the fries into the airfryer basket
  • Bake for 20 minutes at 160º. Make sure to remove the basket and shake or flip the potatoes at least once. Then put it back into the airfryer
  • After that, set it at 200º and bake for 5 minutes more
  • In the meantime, grab a bowl and place the avocados. Mash them with a fork
  • Add the honey, mustard, salt and pepper. Here you can also add some lime juice
  • Separate the basil leaves from its stems and chop them
  • Add them to the bowl and mix it all together
  • Once the fries are done, it’s ready to be served!

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