Air-Fryer Tempura Artichoke Salad with Lemon-Dill Dressing

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a recipe photo of the Air-Fryer Tempura Artichoke Salad with Lemon-Dill Dressing
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Active Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
30 mins


  • Cooking spray

  • 1 cup almond flour

  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch

  • ½ teaspoon salt plus 1/8 teaspoon, divided

  • 1 cup canned quartered artichoke hearts

  • 1 large egg

  • 1 cup cold water

  • 2 cups stemmed and chopped kale

  • 2 cups baby spinach

  • 1 cup shaved asparagus

  • 1 cup shredded green cabbage

  • 1 cup rinsed canned chickpeas

  • ½ cup whole-milk plain strained yogurt, such as Greek-style

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill

  • 1 teaspoon honey

  • 1 tablespoon sliced almonds, toasted (see Tip)


  1. Coat the basket of an air fryer with cooking spray.

  2. Combine almond flour, cornstarch and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a large bowl; mix well. Pat artichoke hearts dry; toss in the almond flour mixture to coat. Remove and set aside.

  3. Whisk egg and water in a separate large bowl. Add the remaining almond flour mixture; whisk until smooth.

  4. Dip each artichoke into the batter; transfer to a plate and let rest for 2 to 3 minutes. Working in batches as necessary, arrange the artichokes in the prepared basket; coat with cooking spray. Cook at 400°F until lightly golden, 7 to 8 minutes. Carefully flip and cook until golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes more. (Be gentle when flipping; they may stick.)

  5. Combine kale, spinach, asparagus, cabbage and chickpeas in a large bowl.

  6. Combine yogurt, lemon juice, dill, honey, and the remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt in a small bowl. Drizzle on the salad and toss to coat. Arrange the salad on a platter. Top with the tempura artichokes and sprinkle with almonds.


For the best flavor, toast nuts before using in a recipe. To toast sliced nuts, place in a small dry skillet and cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until fragrant, 2 to 4 minutes.


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Nutrition Facts (per serving)

219 Calories
8g Fat
24g Carbs
12g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 219
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Dietary Fiber 6g 21%
Total Sugars 6g
Added Sugars 1g 2%
Protein 12g 24%
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 18mg 6%
Vitamin A 2893IU 58%
Vitamin C 29mg 32%
Vitamin D 3IU 1%
Vitamin E 3mg 18%
Folate 31mcg 8%
Vitamin K 212mcg 177%
Sodium 413mg 18%
Calcium 164mg 13%
Iron 3mg 17%
Magnesium 77mg 18%
Potassium 325mg 7%
Zinc 1mg 9%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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