Chia Seed-Crusted Air Fried Eggplant

Chia Seed-Crusted Air Fried Eggplant
Chef Brainy
What Started it all:
Chia Seeds, Eggplant, salt, air fryer

Alright, my lovelies, today we’re going to whip up a delightful Chia Seed-Crusted Air Fried Eggplant that’s quick, easy, and absolutely scrumptious. This recipe is perfect for a light and healthy meal for four people.


  • 2 large eggplants
  • 1/2 cup chia seeds
  • Salt to taste
  • Cooking spray for the air fryer


  1. Preheat the air fryer to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Slice the eggplants into 1/4-inch rounds and sprinkle them with a bit of salt. Let them sit for about 10 minutes to draw out the moisture.
  3. Pat the eggplant slices dry with a paper towel to remove the excess moisture.
  4. Spread the chia seeds out on a plate and press each side of the eggplant slices into the chia seeds to coat them.
  5. Lightly spray the air fryer basket with cooking spray to prevent sticking.
  6. Place the chia seed-crusted eggplant slices in a single layer in the air fryer basket, making sure they don't overlap.
  7. Air fry for 8-10 minutes, flipping the slices halfway through, until they are golden and crispy.
  8. Serve the chia seed-crusted air fried eggplant with your favorite dipping sauce or as a side dish.

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