Asparagus in the air fryer

Find out how to make asparagus crisp and golden on the outside, yet soft and tender on the inside.
Asparagus on a gray platter on top with a bowl of salt and a lemon.

Asparagus is a delicious and healthy vegetable that can be cooked in many ways! If you have an air fryer, or your oven or toaster oven has an air fryer function, prepare the asparagus in it for a quick and easy option!

How to choose asparagus?

When buying asparagus, look for asparagus with straight, firm stalks, with closed, compact tips. Stems should be bright green or white, depending on the variety. Asparagus should be stored in the refrigerator and consumed as soon as possible to maintain its freshness and flavor.

How to prepare asparagus

  • Check the asparagus, and if needed, rinse with cold water to remove any dirt or residue.
  • Cut off the tough ends of the asparagus, which are usually the lower, woody part. You can do this by cutting off approximately 1-2 centimeters from the back or bending it gently until it breaks off.
  • If the asparagus is thick, peel it with a vegetable peeler to remove the tough, fibrous outer layer.
  • Dry the asparagus with a paper towel or clean cloth before cooking.
  • Once you have prepared the asparagus, you can cook it in any way you prefer: roasted, boiled, sautéed, or steamed.
baking sheet with clean asparagus spears with the bottom removed

Asparagus in the air fryer

When the asparagus is clean and prepared, place it on a baking sheet or in the basket of your air fryer in a single layer. If necessary, you can use baking paper. Spray with olive oil and put a good pinch of salt in it.

Preheat your air fryer to 375ºF (200ºC), and fry the asparagus for 8-10 minutes or until cooked.

Take out of the air fryer, place on an extended platter, and finish with a squeeze of lemon juice.

asparagus cooked on top of an air tray.

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Alejandra Graf
Find out how to make asparagus crisp and golden on the outside, yet soft and tender on the inside.
5 de 1 voto
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Vegetables
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 63 kcal



  • 1 bunch fresh asparagus 1 lb
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • lemon juice to serve


  • When the asparagus are clean and ready, place them on a baking sheet or in the basket of your air fryer in a single layer. If necessary you can use a baking paper Spray with olive oil spray and put a good pinch of salt.
  • If necessary, preheat your air fryer to 375ºF (200ºC), pop in the asparagus for 8-10 minutes or until cooked.
  • Place on an extended platter and finish with lemon juice.


Calories: 63kcalCarbohydrates: 0.2gProtein: 0.1gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gSodium: 582mgPotassium: 8mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 0.1gVitamin A: 30IUVitamin C: 0.2mgCalcium: 1mgIron: 0.1mg
Keyword asparagus


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About asparagus

Asparagus is a super popular and nutritious vegetable that can be enjoyed in various dishes. There are different types, but green and white asparagus are the most common. Asparagus has a mild, earthy flavor and a tender texture, making it a versatile and preferred ingredient in the kitchen of many households.

Nutritional benefits

Besides being delicious, asparagus has many health benefits. They are an excellent source of vitamins and minerals, including vitamins C, and K, folic acid, and potassium. They are also rich in fiber and antioxidants, which can help improve digestion, reduce inflammation, and prevent chronic diseases such as heart disease and diabetes.

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