It’s official: Asparagus season is here! The arrival of spring brings along a multitude of nutritious and delicious veggies. The crunchy green spears are one of our favorite members of the spring produce family, with their beautiful color and unique taste. We’re celebrating the occasion by cooking up this tasty twist on classic roasted asparagus made in the air fryer!
How to Cook Asparagus in the Air Fryer
Don’t waste time preheating the oven to cook up the perfect asparagus side dish. You can make asparagus that is just as delicious right in your air fryer! It will save you time and with the weather getting warmer, it will prevent you from heating up the whole house with a super hot oven.
Our Air Fryer Asparagus Recipe is super easy to make and requires just four simple ingredients. Toss together a bunch of asparagus spears with one tablespoon of olive oil, a clove of minced garlic and black pepper to taste. Place it into an air fryer preheated to 375 degrees. You can place it right into the air fryer basket that comes with your appliance. Cook the healthy veggie side dish for about seven to nine minutes, making sure to flip the asparagus halfway through the cooking time for even cooking.
Logging Your Air Fryer Asparagus
This easy non-starchy vegetable recipe makes two servings. It’s a great side dish if you’re cooking up one of these dinner recipes for two! Each serving contains just 75 calories. If you’re on Nutrisystem, you can log it into your NuMi journal as one Vegetable serving and one and a half Extras.
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This air fryer asparagus recipe is just the base for so many healthy and tasty ideas! Pair it with your favorite high-protein Nutrisystem dinner or Flex meal recipe for an easy and delicious meal that’s ready in a snap.
There are also many ways to customize this asparagus air fryer recipe. Add your favorite Free Foods to add even more flavor, such as extra spices and herbs, lemon juice or capers. We love onion powder and Italian seasoning!
Want to pump up the protein with a PowerFuel? Make bacon-wrapped asparagus in the air fryer with some low-sodium turkey bacon! You may just need to adjust the cooking time to account for this extra ingredient. The recipe is also tasty topped with some parmesan cheese. Add a SmartCarb by making breaded asparagus in the air fryer with whole grain bread crumbs.
Even More Healthy Asparagus Recipes
Craving more crunchy asparagus? Celebrate the spring season with these other healthy recipes:
- Asparagus Egg Toast >
- Shrimp Pasta With Garlic Asparagus >
- Healthy Lemon Salmon Pasta with Asparagus Tips >
- Asparagus Caprese Salad >
- Simple Spring Green Pasta Salad >
- Grilled Asparagus Caesar Salad >
- 4-Ingredient Asparagus and Mushroom Bake >
- Pistachio-Crusted Salmon with Asparagus and Rice >
- Simple Roasted Asparagus >
*Please note that all air fryers cook differently. Before trying any recipe, always refer to the manufacturer safety instructions provided with your specific air fryer.
Calories per Serving: 75
On Nutrisystem, Count As: 1 Vegetable and 1 ½ Extras
- 1 bunch asparagus
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- Black pepper, to taste
- Preheat air fryer to 375°F.
- Toss asparagus in olive oil, garlic and black pepper
- Place asparagus into the air fryer basket.
- Air fry for 7 to 9 minutes, flipping halfway through the cooking time.
- *Please note that all air fryers cook differently. Before trying any recipe, always refer to the manufacturer safety instructions provided with your specific air fryer.