This Air Fryer Asparagus is a quick and easy way to make crispy, healthy, and delicious asparagus in minutes. Perfect as a side dish or snack.
Suitable for Vegan, Gluten-Free & Keto Friendly diet.
About this Air fryer Asparagus
Our Air Fryer Asparagus is the perfect solution for a quick and easy-to-prepare side dish. With only 5 simple ingredients, this recipe will be ready to eat in just 7-8 minutes. Say goodbye to the long wait time of traditional oven cooking and hello to delicious, perfectly cooked air fried asparagus in a fraction of the time.
Preparation is a breeze! Simply cut your asparagus into equal lengths and let the air fryer do the rest. No fuss, no mess. The result is perfectly crispy asparagus that will be the hit of any meal.
Whether you’re in a hurry or just looking for a hassle-free recipe, our Air Fryer Asparagus is just what you need. Just like our Air fryer roasted vegetables, Roasted Green beans, Air fryer carrots and more.
Why you’ll love this recipe?
- Fast and Simple: With just 15 minutes from start to finish, this recipe is quick and effortless. Simply prepare your asparagus, season it, and let the air fryer do the rest. FASTER than cooking in the oven.
- Healthy Option: One of the best things about air frying asparagus is that it requires significantly less oil compared to other cooking methods. This recipe is a great way to enjoy your asparagus while keeping it healthy.
- Versatile: This recipe can be adapted to almost any type of vegetable you have on hand. So, you can switch things up and enjoy different veggies as a side dish.
Asparagus: The bright green stalks of asparagus are a delicious and versatile vegetable, perfect for air frying. Select firm, bright green stalks and avoid wilted or yellowed tips.
Seasonings: Salt, pepper, and garlic are classic seasonings that add flavor to your air-fried asparagus. Salt enhances the natural flavor, pepper adds heat, and garlic adds bold depth.
Oil: I personally love using olive oil when air frying my asparagus. However, other oils that work well for roasting include canola, avocado, and sunflower oil. These oils provide a crispy texture and prevent sticking.
Trim the Asparagus Spears
Trimming asparagus is a breeze. The quickest way is to bend each asparagus spear until it snaps. This method allows you to trim the asparagus naturally, where the tough and woody bottom part breaks away from the tender top.
If you prefer evenly trimmed asparagus, simply arrange the spears on a cutting board and cut where the stalks turn from white to green. This will give you perfectly trimmed asparagus tips that cook evenly and are easy to eat.
How to make simple roasted Air fryer Asparagus?
- First and foremost, prepare the asparagus by tossing it in a mixture of olive oil, minced garlic, salt, and pepper.
- Next, arrange the seasoned asparagus in the air fryer basket, ensuring that it’s not overcrowded.
- Finally, air fry the asparagus for 7 to 8 minutes until it’s crispy and tender. This will give you the delicious and healthy dish you’re looking for!
Serve air fryer asparagus with a variety of vegetarian side dishes to create a delicious and satisfying meal. Roasted potatoes, quinoa , a mixed greens salad, air fryer roasted vegetables, or a flavorful dip such as a lemon-herb aioli are all excellent options.
Seasoning ideas for Roasted Asparagus in Air fryer
- Parmesan cheese: sprinkle grated Parmesan cheese over the asparagus before roasting for a nutty, salty flavor.
- Herbs: try using fresh or dried herbs like rosemary, thyme, or basil to season the asparagus.
- Spices: add some warmth to your roasted asparagus with spices like cumin, paprika, or chilli powder.
- Balsamic glaze: drizzle balsamic glaze over the roasted asparagus for a sweet and tangy flavor.
- Mustard: mix Dijon or whole grain mustard with olive oil and use it to coat the asparagus before roasting.
Variations (Change it up)
- Roast Asparagus and mushrooms in the air fryer for a delicious pairing.
- Top roasted Asparagus with balsamic vinegar and strawberries for a sweet and savory dish.
- Add roasted Asparagus to a chickpea flour omelette for a tasty twist.
- Combine pasta, spring peas, and roasted Asparagus for a quick and easy roasted Asparagus pasta dish, seasoned with shallots and butter.
Fridge: Store Roasted Asparagus up to 1 hour at room temperature or 4 days in the fridge. Reheat for 2-3 minutes only until warm using the air fryer or a saute pan on the stove. Avoid overheating to prevent mushy texture.
Note: Roasted asparagus is best enjoyed fresh and may not have the same crispy texture when reheated.
Frequently asked questions
Are Air fryers a healthy way to cook your food?
Air frying is a healthy cooking method as it uses less oil compared to deep frying. The hot air circulation and small amount of oil result in crispy, tasty food with less harmful compounds and less fat content.
Can I freeze roasted asparagus?
Yes, you can freeze roasted asparagus. Place it in an airtight container and freeze for up to 3 months. To thaw, place it in the refrigerator overnight or run it under cold water. Reheat gently to avoid a mushy texture.
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Air fryer asparagus recipe below
- 250 g Asparagus trimmed to remove woody stems
- 1 tsp Olive Oil
- Salt to taste
- ½ tsp Black Pepper
- 1 clove Garlic minced
- Lemon Juice
- Rinse and dry asparagus spears.
- Toss the asparagus with cooking spray or olive oil, salt, pepper & garlic.
- Rub over the asparagus spears to evenly distribute.
- Arrange the asparagus spears in the air fryer basket without overlapping each other.
- Select the AIRFRY program. Adjust the +/- keys to adjust the Time and Temperature to 200 C and 8 minutes. Press Start.
- Cook between 6 – 8 minutes depending upon how thick or thin the stems are. Remove the roasted asparagus from the air fryer after the air frying cycle ends.
- Drizzle with fresh lemon juice and serve.