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Tossed with a drizzle of olive oil and a pinch of salt and pepper, this recipe for air fryer roasted asparagus is so simple to make! This roasted asparagus is not only delicious but also provides the perfect light crunch!
Healthy Air Fryer Roasted Asparagus
Full of vitamins A + C as well as a bunch of fiber, asparagus is known to be one of the most healthy vegetables out there. Plus, asparagus is visually appealing too! When properly cooked, an elegant spear of asparagus will have a bright green color that adds the perfect pop of color on any plate you serve it on.
If you haven’t liked cooked asparagus in the past, you might now. By cooking it in the air fryer, you are helping the asparagus get rid of some of that bitterness it tends to have when eaten raw. It’s also less likely to come out mushy as it’s very easy to overcook asparagus!
If you want to take this side dish up a notch, take a look at this bacon-wrapped asparagus recipe. Crispy, thick-cut bacon, wrapped around a bundle of roasted asparagus is definitely one of my favorite ways to eat this veggie!
You can also finish them off with a sprinkle of parmesan cheese as soon as it’s done roasting to serve on the side with a plate of pasta.
Other Ways To Cook Asparagus
No air fryer? No problem at all!
You can still make some roasted asparagus- just use your oven instead! Using the same recipe, follow these instructions to make roasted asparagus spears in the oven so you can make it next time you have a bundle on hand.
If you have an instant pot, I recommend trying this Instant Pot steamed asparagus recipe that can be ready in less than 5 minutes!
You can’t go wrong with whichever way you decide to cook them.
How To Air Fry Asparagus
Before you start to cook the asparagus, make sure to rinse them under cool water and pat them dry beforehand.
To finish cleaning them off, cut off about an inch off the tough ends of each spear and throw them away. Another way you can do this is by holding the asparagus by each end and bending it until a piece of it snaps off naturally.
Place all of the clean asparagus in a bowl and toss with some drizzled olive oil and pinch of salt and pepper.
Then put the asparagus at the bottom of the air fryer basket and cook for 8 minutes at 400F, shaking the basket halfway through.
What To Serve With Roasted Asparagus
Asparagus is such a versatile veggie- it tastes good with almost everything and works well to eat at any time of the day!
For breakfast, you add some this asparagus to an omelet with some potatoes and cheese.
For lunch, you can serve this ‘fried’ asparagus on top of a shrimp quinoa bowl for an extra boost in veggies.
In short, anytime you eat it..air fryer roasted asparagus is so good!
More Healthy Air Fryer Recipes
If you loved this simple ‘fried’ asparagus recipe, check out some of my other air fryer recipes!
These are some of my current veggie go-to’s:
- Roasted Mushrooms In The Air Fryer
- Air Fryer Keto Zucchini Fries With No Breading
- ‘Fried’ Roasted Sweet Potatoes
Air Fryer Roasted Asparagus
- 1 lb asparagus
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
Recommended Kitchen Tools (click the links below to see the items used to make this recipe)
- Cut off and discard the tough ends of the asparagus.
- Toss asparagus with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
- Put asparagus in the air fryer basket and cook for 8 minutes at 400F, shaking the basket halfway through.