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Seasoned Air Fryer Asparagus

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Delicious and healthy, this simple air fryer roasted asparagus is a breeze to make. Seasoned with garlic, lemon pepper, and salt, it’s the best way to cook these veggies and they are super tasty!

The aspsargus half way through cooking.

Don’t let your side dish be an after thought with this yummy air fryer asparagus recipe.

Ready to serve in 10 minutes and made with just a few simple ingredients, this vegetable side dish is really versatile and can be served with so many mains.

This air fried asparagus is low carb, low calorie, vegan and gluten-free.

For more air fryer recipes, be sure to try my Grilled Cheese and Crab Legs!

How to make air fryer asparagus

  • Gather your ingredients and preheat your air fryer to 380 degrees Fahrenheit.
The ingredients to make the recipe.
  • Prep the asparagus by cutting of the woody ends. Depending on the size of the asparagus, you may also need to peel it. If the bottom is thicker than 1/2 inch, I peel it.
How to prepare the asparagus.
  • Place asparagus, avocado oil, garlic powder, lemon pepper seasoning in a bowl and toss to combine.
Asparagus stems being seasoned in a bowl.
  • Place in the preheated basket and cook for 7-9 minutes, until tender and tossing halfway.
Asparagus in the air fryer basket ready to be cooked.
  • Squeeze with lemon and season with additional salt to taste
The cooked asparagus in the air fryer basket.

How do you peel asparagus?

Before you season your asparagus, you will need to prep it.

  • Run the stems under water to rinse off any dirt and pat them dry.
  • The ends are quite woody, so you will need to remove those by either cutting them off with a knife, or bending the asparagus until the stem snaps off.
  • If your asparagus stems are very thick, you may want to peel the skin with a vegetable peeler.
  • They are now ready to season and cook.

How to buy the best asparagus

Your asparagus should be as fresh as possible. The stems should be firm to the touch and stand up straight, not limp or wilted. The tips should be closed tightly to the stem and the surface should be smooth.

What do you serve it with?

This air fryer asparagus is great with so many dishes and it’s a great accompaniment to any weeknight meal. It’s great to serve with chicken, fish, steak and so many more dishes. try it with:

Asparagus served on a plate with slices of lemon.

Recipe Notes and Tips

  • You’ll want to cut the woody ends of the asparagus.
  • I suggest peeling larger asparagus as they can be tough on the ends. If the asparagus bottom is ½ inch or larger, I cut and peel it.
  • Toss the asparagus half way through cooking so that all the stems cook evenly through.

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asparagus in an air fryer basket
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Seasoned Air Fryer Asparagus

Delicious and healthy, this simple roasted asparagus side dish is a breeze to make in your air fryer. Seasoned with garlic, lemon and salt.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword air fried asparagus, air fryer asparagus recipe, best way to cook asparagus
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 86kcal
Author Tanya

Ingredients

  • 1 lb asparagus cut and peeled if necessary
  • 2 Tablespoon avocado oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon lemon pepper seasoning
  • Squeeze of lemon juice
  • Kosher Salt to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat the air fryer to 380 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Place asparagus, avocado oil, garlic powder, lemon pepper seasoning in a bowl and toss to combine.
  • Place in the preheated basket and cook for 7-9 minutes, until tender and tossing halfway.
  • Squeeze with lemon and season with additional salt to taste

Notes

  • You’ll want to cut the woody ends of the asparagus. I suggest peeling larger asparagus as they can be tough on the ends. If the asparagus bottom is ½ inch or larger, I cut and peel it.
  • Thinner asparagus will cook quicker than thicker asparagus. 

Nutrition

Calories: 86kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 235mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 858IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 2mg
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Ronnie

Sunday 7th of November 2021

Delicious thanks Tanya! Happy late birthday 🎂