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Air Fryer Asparagus Recipe

Learn how to cook asparagus in air fryer for perfectly crispy and tender asparagus cooked in less than 10 minutes by using only a teaspoon of oil. Easy, quick, and convenient.
Course Vegetarian Side Dish
Cuisine American Vegan
Diet Vegan
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Preheating Air Fryer 3 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 33kcal


  • 1 pound asparagus* woody ends trimmed
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove minced (optional)
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper


  • Preheat air fryer to 375 F degrees.
  • Place asparagus, olive oil, minced garlic, and salt and black pepper in a bowl. Using your clean hands or kitchen tongs, toss to make sure that each asparagus spear is coated with oil, garlic and seasonings.
  • Arrange them in your air fryer basket making sure that they are on a single layer. If you have a smaller air fryer, you may have to air fry your asparagus in batches.
  • Cook until tender for 6-7 minutes making sure to toss halfway through the cooking process.
  • Carefully transfer the now air fried asparagus to a platter and serve right away.


  • Thick Asparagus vs Thin Asparagus: This recipe was tested both with thick asparagus and pencil-thin asparagus. If you are using thin asparagus, be sure to reduce the cooking time by half. And don’t forget to turn the asparagus halfway through cooking.
  • To Store: Let your cooked asparagus come to room temperature, place in an airtight container and store for up to 3 days in the fridge.
  • How to Reheat Asparagus: To reheat, air fry your asparagus at 375 F / 190 C for about 3 minutes making sure to give it a toss halfway through the cooking process.
  • For more of a crispy air fryer asparagus, air fry it for 1-2 more minutes.
  • I listed fresh garlic as an optional ingredient as this recipe would work perfectly without it. You can also substitute fresh garlic with 1 teaspoon garlic powder if you wish.


Calories: 33kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 293mg | Potassium: 234mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 858IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 2mg