Air Fryer Fingerling Potatoes with Herb Tahini Recipe

Air Fryer Fingerling Potatoes with Herb Tahini

Potato obsession has officially taken over my life. They have to be eaten every single day for me to not go crazy. Here’s the ultimate way to make fingerling potatoes using an air fryer. This is such an easy, quick, healthy, and super crispy recipe!

Isn’t it great that this recipe only takes 20-25 minutes to make? An air fryer makes roasting a lot faster! Although I usually eat them plain, this tahini herb dressing is so delicious that I thought I would mix things up a bit!

This simple dish gets a massive boost of flavor from the tahini dressing, as well as some healthy fats. They go perfectly with a variety of meats or side dishes, or you can even make them in a batch to snack on. Eating leftovers cold straight from the fridge is one of my favorite things to do.

What are fingerling potatoes?

A fingerling (also known as a kipfler potato) is an elongated small potato typically measuring about a finger in length. 

The skin of these fruits is thin and doesn’t need to be peeled. Air-frying these potatoes doesn’t take long and they are always crispy after roasting. Served soft and buttery, they have a mild flavor that is very pleasant to taste. 

Alternatively, you can cut them in half and roast them whole. These are perfect for finger food – pick them up, dip them in a sauce, and enjoy!

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  • Fingerling potatoes (kipfler potatoes)
  • Tahini
  • Lemon juice
  • Parsley or coriander (cilantro)
  • Fresh mint
  • Olive oil
  • Garlic cloves + garlic powder
  • Salt + pepper

How to Make Air Fryer Fingerling Potatoes

This air fryer recipe makes it easy to roast fingerling potatoes. Here’s a recipe to get you started! Grab a knife and blender and let’s get cooking!

After washing the fingerling potatoes, cut them in half lengthwise. Ensure that there are no black spots on the surface.

Washing the Fingerling Potatoes

The potatoes should be mixed with the oil, garlic powder, salt, and pepper in a large mixing bowl.

Mixed Ingrediant Mixing Bowl

To prepare potatoes, place them in an air fryer basket and cook at 180C for 15-18 minutes or until crispy.

Prepare Potatoes in Air Fryer

Add all of the ingredients to a food processor or blender and process until smooth. After 30 seconds of blending, the mixture should be smooth. You can add more water if you would like a runnier dressing. There will be a large quantity of sauce made from this recipe.

Potatoes Air Fryer Recipe

Place fingerling potatoes on a plate and drizzle tahini sauce over them. As desired, garnish with sesame seeds and additional black pepper. To dip the tahini sauce into, serve extra on the side.

Storage Tips

When fingerling potatoes are air-fried, they taste best when they are fresh and crispy.  A sealed airtight container in the refrigerator is sufficient for storing leftovers for about 3-4 days.

During the reheating process, heat the potatoes gently at 180°C/ 360°F for 1-2 minutes. If you prefer, you can microwave the potatoes, but they won’t keep their crispy texture.

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What are the benefits of using an air fryer?

The cooking process of air fryers does not involve submerging food in oil. Instead, hot air circulates around the food to cook it! It is possible to achieve the same crispy, fried potatoes result without any grease by using the air fryer! Aside from that, it also cuts down on cooking time.

Can air fryers be healthy?

Fried food is healthier when it is air fried instead of oil fried. By using it, you will reduce calories by about 70-80% and you will lose a lot of fat as well.

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Air Fryer Fingerling Potatoes with Herb Tahini

Air Fryer Fingerling Potatoes with Herb Tahini

The outside of these air fryer potatoes is crispy, but the inside is fluffy and tender. Served with a delicious green tahini sauce, this side dish is easy to make, healthy, and gluten-free.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


Fingerling Potatoes

  • 500g/ 1.1lbs fingerling (kipfler) potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt + Pepper to taste

Herb Tahini Sauce

  • 1/2 cup tahini
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 cup packed mint leaves
  • Juice of 1–2 lemons
  • 1/2 cup packed parsley or coriander (cilantro) leaves
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Salt + Pepper to taste


    Make a long cut in the fingerling potatoes by washing and slicing them in half lengthwise. Check for any black spots and remove them.

    Add the potatoes, oil, garlic powder, salt, and pepper to a large mixing bowl and stir well.

    The potatoes should be added to the air fryer basket and fried at 180C/ for about 15-18 minutes, until crispy.

    While that's happening, mix all of the ingredients for the herb tahini dressing in a small food processor or blender. For smoother results, blend for at least 30 seconds. To make the dressing runnier, add more water if necessary.

    Serve the fingerling potatoes with the tahini sauce on top. You may garnish with sesame seeds and more black pepper if you wish. Extra tahini sauce should be served on the side for dipping.

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