Air Fryer Asparagus

This Air Fryer Asparagus recipe is the easiest way to cook asparagus and can be cooked in less than 10 minutes. Perfectly cooked and so easy, this is going to become your favorite weeknight side dish.

Air Fryer Asparagus

Asparagus is one of my favorite vegetables and the minute asparagus season arrives, I cook it every chance I get. I love it roasted, sautéed and steamed but this air fryer version is by far my favorite way of cooking asparagus. The spears come out perfectly juicy, tender with crispy edges. Serve with chicken, air fryer salmon or baked fish for a simple but delicious spring dinner.

Ingredients Needed

  • Asparagus. Fresh asparagus spears that are in-season are best. The asparagus should be firm and bright green.
  • Extra-virgin olive oil. Avocado oil is a good substitute.
  • Garlic powder.
  • Lemon juice.
  • Salt and black pepper.
  • Optional: I like keeping the seasoning super simple for this recipe but herbs like oregano, thyme, basil and parsley are all delicious with asparagus. Red pepper flakes/chilli flakes are also a great addition.
Ingredients for air fryer asparagus

How to cook asparagus in the air fryer

  1. Season: Snap or cut off the woody ends of the asparagus then drizzle with olive oil and season with salt, pepper and garlic powder. Toss to coat the asparagus then add to your air fryer basket in a single layer.
  2. Air fry: Air fry the asparagus for 8-10 minutes at 400°F/205°C until the spears are fork tender. Thick asparagus might need a few extra minutes of cooking. 
  3. Finish and serve: Remove the asparagus from the air fryer then drizzle over lemon juice and serve. To make this even more delicious, grate over a generous amount of Parmesan cheese right before serving.
Air Fryer Asparagus with lemon

Can I make this ahead?

The asparagus is definitely best served immediately but leftovers can be kept in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. Reheat in the air fryer for a few minutes before serving.

Serving Suggestions

Air fryer asparagus is a fantastic side dish for a variety of mains. We love it served with broiled pork chops, Marry Me Chicken, grilled salmon or sirloin steak. Similarly to roasted asparagus, you can use this asparagus in everything from salads to pasta dishes.

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Air Fryer Asparagus

Air Fryer Asparagus

This Air Fryer Asparagus recipe is the easiest way to cook asparagus and can be cooked in less than 10 minutes. Perfectly cooked and so easy, this is going to become your favorite weeknight side dish.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer asparagus, asparagus in air fryer, asparagus in an air fryer
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Calories: 88kcal
Author: Alida Ryder
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 lb (500g) asparagus
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 2-3 tsp lemon juice

Instructions

  • Snap or cut off the woody ends of the asparagus then drizzle with olive oil and season with salt, pepper and garlic powder.
  • Toss to coat the asparagus then add to your air fryer basket.
  • Air fry the asparagus for 8-10 minutes at 400°F/205°C until the spears are fork tender.
  • Thick asparagus might need a few extra minutes of cooking.
  • Remove the asparagus from the air fryer then drizzle over lemon juice and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 88kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 584mg | Potassium: 244mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 859IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 3mg

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