Air Fryer Asparagus Recipe

The best air fryer asparagus recipe for tender stalks and crispy tips! This easy air fryer asparagus recipe makes a great healthy vegetable side dish.


– 1 pound asparagus trimmed – 2 tsp avocado oil – 1/2 tsp garlic powder – 1/4 tsp sea salt Optional Addition – 1/2 tsp fresh lemon zest – 2 Tbsp parmesan cheese grated – 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flake


Preheat the air fryer for 4 minutes at 400°F. Clean the asparagus spears with lukewarm water and dry them with a paper towel.

Step 1

Cut the raw asparagus' woody ends 1.5 to 2 inches off the bottom with a sharp knife on a cutting board. Discard asparagus' barky ends.

Step 2

Place trimmed asparagus spears on a large plate, bowl, or sheet pan and drizzle with avocado oil. Season with garlic powder and sea salt. 

Step 3

Toss everything with your hands to coat asparagus stalks in oil and seasonings. Place the asparagus spears in a single layer in the air fryer basket.

Step 4

Air fry asparagus at 400 degrees F for 6-8 minutes, shaking halfway through, until golden brown. Air-fry thin asparagus spears for 4–6 minutes. 

Step 5

Thicker spears may take 8-10 minutes longer, depending on doneness. After air-frying, serve asparagus with lemon zest and crushed red pepper flakes. 

Step 6

For a tasty side, grate fresh parmesan cheese over asparagus. For easy dipping, make hollandaise or melted butter.

Step 7

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