Yummy Air fryer Asparagus recipe that can not be resisted

Air frying asparagus is a fantastic way to get crispy, tender, and deliciously roasted asparagus without needing a conventional oven. The process is quick and easy, preserving the nutrients and flavor of the asparagus. I love that this recipe is done within a few minutes and gives a crunchy and yummy taste.

Why make Asparagus in the air air fryer?

I love the convenience and the ease of making this recipe. It is a healthy way to enjoy your Asparagus as it can be made to your taste – tender or crunchy but always yummy.

Air Fryer Asparagus Ingredients

  • 1 pound of fresh asparagus
  • 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • Salt, to taste
  • Black pepper, to taste
  • Optional: garlic powder, lemon zest, or grated Parmesan cheese for added flavor

Air Fryer Asparagus Recipe

Step 1 Preparation: Wash the asparagus and trim off the tough, woody ends. You can do this by holding each end of the asparagus and bending it until it snaps naturally. Sometimes, I just cut the ends using a sharp knife while holding the bunch of Asparagus on the cutting board.

Step 2 Air Frying: Preheat your air fryer to 180°C. Once heated, place the asparagus spears in a single layer in the air fryer basket. Depending on the size of your air fryer, you may need to cook in batches to avoid overcrowding.

Step 3 Seasoning: Drizzle the asparagus inside the air fryer basket with olive oil, sprinkle salt, and toss to ensure each spear is lightly coated. Sprinkle salt, black pepper, and any additional seasonings you prefer, tossing again to distribute the seasonings evenly.

Yummy and crunchy Asparagus made int he air fryer

Step 4 Cook: Air fry the asparagus for 6-8 minutes, shaking the basket halfway through to ensure even cooking. The exact time will depend on the thickness of the asparagus spears and how tender you prefer them. They should be slightly golden and tender when done.

Serve: Remove the asparagus from the air fryer, place it on a serving dish, and garnish with additional seasonings if desired. Lemon zest, fresh lemon juice squeeze, or a grated Parmesan cheese sprinkle can elevate the dish.

Yummy Air fryer Asparagus recipe that can not be resisted

my tips for the best air fryer asparagus

  • For an extra flavor boost, marinate the asparagus in olive oil, minced garlic, lemon juice, and seasonings for about 30 minutes before air frying.
  • Ensure the asparagus is in a single layer in the air fryer to achieve a consistent texture.
  • Monitor closely towards the end of cooking time to avoid overcooking. Asparagus should retain some crispness and not become mushy.
  • I prefer to take the asparagus out of the air fryer after 6 – 8 minutes as I have found it continues to cook. Keep this in mind when making yours.
Salmon Bites with Asparagus made easy in the air fryer - A recipe you can never go wrong with!

How long does asparagus last in the fridge?

When properly stored in the refrigerator, fresh asparagus can last for about 3-5 days. However, it’s best consumed when it’s freshest. After cooking, I prefer to eat the Asparagus within a day.

Yield: 3 Servings

Air Fryer Asparagus Recipe

Yummy Air fryer Asparagus recipe that can not be resisted

Ingredients

  • 1 pound of fresh asparagus
  • 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • Salt, to taste
  • Black pepper, to taste
  • Optional: garlic powder, lemon zest, or grated Parmesan cheese for added flavor

Instructions

STEO 1 - Preparation: Wash the asparagus and trim off the tough, woody ends. You can do this by holding each end of the asparagus and bending it until it snaps naturally. Sometimes, I just cut the ends using a sharp knife while holding the bunch of Asparagus on the cutting board.

STEP 2 - Air Frying: Preheat your air fryer to 180°C. Once heated, place the asparagus spears in a single layer in the air fryer basket. Depending on the size of your air fryer, you may need to cook in batches to avoid overcrowding.

STEP 3 - Seasoning: Drizzle the asparagus inside the air fryer basket with olive oil, sprinkle salt, and toss to ensure each spear is lightly coated. Sprinkle salt, black pepper, and any additional seasonings you prefer, tossing again to distribute the seasonings evenly.

STEP 4 - Cook: Air fry the asparagus for 6-8 minutes, shaking the basket halfway through to ensure even cooking. The exact time will depend on the thickness of the asparagus spears and how tender you prefer them. They should be slightly golden and tender when done.

Serve: Remove the asparagus from the air fryer, place it on a serving dish, and garnish with additional seasonings if desired. Lemon zest, fresh lemon juice squeeze, or a grated Parmesan cheese sprinkle can elevate the dish.

Conclusion:

Air frying asparagus results in a nutritious, flavorful side dish perfect for any meal. With its quick cooking time and minimal preparation, it’s a surefire way to enjoy this delightful vegetable.

Meals ideas to serve Asparagus with

I have enjoyed mine with Salmon bites, pepper and rice!

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