Learn how to dehydrate herbs in your air fryer to avoid waste and preserve the flavor, aroma, nutrients and potency of your herbs. Dehydrating herbs in your air fryer is ideal because it won't heat up the house when it's hot, nor does it tie up your oven. It also uses less space and energy.
fresh herbs * you any type of fresh herb (Oregano shown in this example)
Remove leaves from stems (see Top Tip)
Clean and rinse herbs.*It's important to wash herbs your herbs before dehydrating them in an air fryer. Although they may not have pesticides or herbicides on them, washing removes any dirt, debris, or pests that may on the plant. It also helps you identify and pick out bad leaves.
Dry herbs by placing them on paper towels.
Pat herbs dry with more paper towel.
Place herbs in your air fryer drawer or basket.
Place the rack over the herbs or use a mesh muslin bag (see Equipment) if doing more than one type of herb per drawer.
Use the dehydrator function on your air fryer, set to 135 degrees F or 57 degrees C.*If you have a Ninja Foodi dual and are using both drawers, use match cook.
Dehydrate for 3-4 hours, according to your air fryer's operating manual.Let stand for about 15 minutes after the process is complete.Store in sealed mason jars (see Storage)
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