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Crispy asparagus stalks are cooked in an air fryer for a healthy side.
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Air Fryer Asparagus Recipe

In less than 10 minutes you can have this ultra crispy Air Fryer Asparagus ready and on your dinner table!  Simply toss asparagus spears in a bit of oil, with salt and pepper and then air fry for just a few short minutes.  This quick and easy side dish recipe is also low-carb, keto, vegan, Whole30, and Paleo!

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 57 kcal
London Brazil

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. asparagus ends trimmed*
  • 1 Tbsp. oil olive or avocado
  • 1 clove garlic crushed
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. black pepper

Instructions

  1. Heat air fryer to 370°F for at least 3 minutes.

  2. Whisk together oil, crushed garlic, salt, and pepper in a large bowl.
  3. Add trimmed asparagus spears and stir until they are well coated in the sauce.
  4. Place asparagus into the air fryer basket in a single layer and cook for 6-9 minutes, tossing the basket halfway through. (Smaller spears will take closer to 6 minutes to cook while larger spears will take up to 9 minutes.)

  5. Serve asparagus with a sprinkle of additional black pepper and salt, to taste. Enjoy!

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

  • You can either trim asparagus with a knife or by using the snap method:
    • With a knife: Locate the junction where the light white/brown end starts to turn darker green.  Cut at this point to remove the woody end.
    • Snap method:  Hold one spear in both hands and place your thumb at the junction of the light brown and green part.  Press lightly until you can feel where the asparagus is soft versus where it is hard and continue pressing until the spear snaps in two.
Nutrition Facts
Air Fryer Asparagus Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 57 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Trans Fat 1g
Sodium 241mg10%
Potassium 236mg7%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 859IU17%
Vitamin C 7mg8%
Calcium 30mg3%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.