Air Fryer Tri-Tip Roast

It was too hot today to head outside to cook on the Blackstone, so I tried the Air Fryer. The Tri-Tip Roast is a great cut of meat for this approach. It has very little fat and cooks beautifully after a short marinate. Also, you can’t beat the cleanup when cooking with an Air Fryer!


  • Tri-Tip Roast (Mine was 1.2 pounds and fit perfectly in my bucket-style air fryer.)
  • Salad Dressing (Whatever is in the fridge is fine. I used a lemon herb vinaigrette.)
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt & Pepper


  • Marinate the roast in the dressing for a few hours.
  • Pat the roast dry.
  • Coat lightly with olive oil.
  • Salt and Pepper on both sides.
  • Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees.
  • Cook for 8 minutes per pound, flipping halfway through. The steak will be more done on the ends and medium-rare in the middle.
  • Allow to rest for 10 minutes.