Air Fryer Asparagus

Air Fryer Asparagus

The air fryer might not first occur to you as the most likely cooking method for asparagus. But that’s because you haven’t tried the result yet. Try this Air Fryer Asparagus and you’ll never want to eat it any other way.

Air Fryer Asparagus

The air fryer has revolutionized the cooking of vegetables, offering us new, healthy ways to make vegetables so delicious and crispy-coated that they seem more like a diet no-no than the nutritious, low fat dish that they are.

The air fryer has simply revolutionized cooking–giving meats, vegetables, and seafood new tenderness and flavor while imparting very little fat into our diets.

I asked my doctor the other day if I should try one of these new diet pills and he said, “No, get an air fryer. If you don’t lose 100 pounds in six months, I’ll give you a hundred dollars!”

Air Fryer Asparagus is an especially delicious treat. It’s crispy on the outside, and vibrant and tender on the inside, bringing a whole new dimension of flavor to a familiar friend.

In the Air Fryer it’s just easy

If you’ve never cooked Air Fryer Asparagus, it’s extremely easy. All you have to do is preheat your air fryer to around 370 degrees, and simply trim off the woody, hard ends of the stalks–I simply shave them with a potato peeler–drizzle with a little first cold-pressed olive oil, salt and pepper, and voila! Pop them in the air fryer for 6 minutes and serve!

If you don’t have an air fryer, please treat yourself to one of these glorious inventions now–not just for the ease of cooking they will give you with dish after dish but the whole new cooking adventures in flavor you and your family will get to enjoy once you have one!

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch asparagus, woody ends trimmed
  • Olive oil for drizzling
  • Sea salt to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • Lemon wedges for serving
Air Fryer Asparagus

Instructions

Prep time – 4 minutes

Cooking time – 6 minutes

Yields – 2 servings

Step 1: Preheat the air fryer to 370°F.

Step 2: In a large bowl, drizzle olive oil over the asparagus and season with salt and pepper. Toss to coat evenly.

Air Fryer Asparagus

Step 3: Arrange the asparagus in a single layer in the air fryer basket, ensuring they are not overcrowded. If necessary, cook in batches for best results.

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Air Fryer Asparagus

Step 4: Air fry the asparagus for 6 minutes, or until they are tender and the tips are crispy. Flip the spears halfway through the cooking time.

Air Fryer Asparagus

Step 5: Once cooked, transfer the asparagus to a serving platter, squeeze lemon over the top, and add additional salt and pepper if desired.

Air Fryer Asparagus

FAQs & Tips

How to Make Ahead and Store?

To prep these out ahead, follow all steps below except for the cooking and BAM! Pop them in the refrigerator in an air-tight container and keep them for up to three days. After air frying, you can keep asparagus up to three days, but it’s better to eat this vegetable quickly for maximum quality in flavor and texture.

What can I add?

Experiment with your Air Fryer Asparagus. I like to drizzle just a wee bit more olive oil on it once it’s finished and sprinkle some shaved Parmesan on top of it for a special treat.

Any sauce recommendation?

On days you feel like a little more indulgence is in order, serve Air Fryer Asparagus with a sauce on the side and let everyone dip or sauce their asparagus. I like to serve Air Fryer Asparagus with Hollandaise or a mayo-mustard sauce I whip up myself.

Air Fryer Asparagus

Serving Suggestions

Air Fryer asparagus pairs well with everything from fish, to chicken, to steaks and hamburgers. I especially love to serve it with my Best Ever Beef Noodle Casserole, my The Best Imitation Crab Seafood Salad, or my Ground Turkey Noodle Bake.

Air Fryer Asparagus
Air Fryer Asparagus

Air Fryer Asparagus

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Prep Time 4 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 2 servings
Calories 2 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 bunch asparagus woody ends trimmed
  • Olive oil for drizzling
  • Sea salt to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • Lemon wedges for serving

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the air fryer to 370°F.
  • In a large bowl, drizzle olive oil over the asparagus and season with salt and pepper. Toss to coat evenly.
    Air Fryer Asparagus
  • Arrange the asparagus in a single layer in the air fryer basket, ensuring they are not overcrowded. If necessary, cook in batches for best results.
    Air Fryer Asparagus
  • Air fry the asparagus for 6 minutes, or until they are tender and the tips are crispy. Flip the spears halfway through the cooking time.
    Air Fryer Asparagus
  • Once cooked, transfer the asparagus to a serving platter, squeeze lemon over the top, and add additional salt and pepper if desired.
    Air Fryer Asparagus

Nutrition

Calories: 2kcalCarbohydrates: 0.3gProtein: 0.2gFat: 0.01gSaturated Fat: 0.01gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.01gSodium: 0.2mgPotassium: 16mgFiber: 0.2gSugar: 0.1gVitamin A: 60IUVitamin C: 0.5mgCalcium: 2mgIron: 0.2mg
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