Air Fryer Asparagus is so crispy and tender, and is done in just a few minutes! This asparagus is a yummy side dish to almost any meal, and is healthy too!
WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS
Making this perfect side dish for dinner is so easy! Making fresh asparagus spears in the air fryer, is fast, and in a fraction of cook time that a traditional oven uses.
You will love this healthy side dish in the air fryer, because it is so fast and easy and just uses simple ingredients! And for variety, make it with different seasonings each time, until you find your favorite blend!
Looking for something to serve with this? Asparagus is a perfect addition when making these frozen chicken breasts in the air fryer.
- fresh asparagus stalks
- olive oil-avocado oil or coconut oil can be used too
- kosher salt
- black pepper
- garlic powder
Rinse the asparagus well. Trim the stems of the asparagus, cutting about 1-2 inches off the bottoms of each stem.
Brush with olive oil, covering the asparagus, then season with salt & pepper, garlic powder, or other desired seasonings on the asparagus.
Place asparagus in the air fryer basket, in a single layer.
Air fry asparagus at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 8-10 minutes of cooking time, depending on desired crispness. Toss asparagus halfway during air frying. Season to taste.
I make this air fryer asparagus recipe in my Cosori air fryer. Depending on your air fryer model, size and wattages, air fryer cooking time may need to be adjusted 1-2 minutes.
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For extra flavor, sprinkle with slivered almonds, balsamic vinegar, red pepper flakes, garlic powder, lemon juice, Italian seasoning, everything but the bagel seasonings, or top with a sprinkling of grated parmesan cheese, like Kraft Cheese.
STORAGE AND REHEATING
If you have asparagus leftover, store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week.
To reheat, place in the air fryer and air fryer for 3-5 minutes until warm.
Asparagus spears should be soft, but crisp, and should stay a dark green. You don't want to overcook it so it burns, or undercook it so it is too hard to bite.
I didn't preheat my air fryer when I made the asparagus. If you do preheat, you may need to lower the air frying time by a minute or two.
MORE AIR FRYER SIDE DISHES
This simple vegetable side dish is so versatile and can be made with just simple seasonings, like salt and pepper, or fresh garlic.
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Air Fryer Asparagus
- Air Fryer
- 1 pound asparagus
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
- Rinse the asparagus well. Trim the stems of the asparagus, cutting about 1-2 inches off the bottoms of each stem.
- Brush with olive oil, covering the asparagus, then sprinkle salt and pepper, or desired seasonings on the asparagus.
- Place asparagus in the air fryer basket.
- Air fry asparagus at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 8-10 minutes of cooking time, depending on desired crispness. Toss asparagus halfway during air frying.
Tips:I trim the ends off of the asparagus before cooking them, so they are crisper and the same size for cooking. Most importantly, those ends are tough to chew, so it makes the asparagus easier to eat. This simple vegetable side dish is so versatile and can be made with just simple seasonings, like salt and pepper, or fresh garlic. However, it's also delicious with a squeeze of lemon juice too! This recipe used one full bunch of asparagus, which was almost exactly one pound. This equals four servings. Weight Watchers: 1 point KETO: C/3 P/1 F/7
*Nutritional information is a calculated guesstimate. Please note that this can change with different brands and modifications you may make to the recipe. For the most accurate information, use a nutritional calculator with the exact brands and measurements you're using with each recipe.