If you are committed to a healthy lifestyle or just pride yourself on eating your veggies, don’t overlook the delicious, nutritious serving of asparagus. The humble asparagus can be a temperamental vegetable, and the people who don’t care for it oftentimes just haven’t tasted it at its best. When prepared correctly in your air fryer, asparagus is a crisp, delicious side dish perfectly paired with your favorite protein.
The secret to asparagus is the cooking method. Baking or broiling tends to over dry, while boiling tends to make a mushy green mess that it neither tasty nor appetizing. However, when steamed or cooked in an air fryer, asparagus spears are a winning side dish when you’re in the mood for something green other than broccoli or green beans.
So go ahead. Give these crisp, delicious asparagus spears a try. We suggest serving with pork, poultry, or beef and sweet potatoes or baby reds.
- 1 bunch fresh asparagus
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 sprinkle salt and pepper
Place asparagus in a bowl and toss with olive oil, salt, and pepper.
Place in your air fryer basket and cook at 400 for 10-12 minutes, shaking the basket halfway through cooking time.
Plate and enjoy.