Air Fryer Asparagus will surely become your new favorite way of making this delicious spring vegetable!! So simple and comes out with the most perfect crispy texture!
Hellllllooooo April!! Foods that I always associate with this time of year: Carrot Cake and Asparagus. I gave you guys a carrot cake recipe last week, so let’s dive right into some asparagus!! It’s in absolute peak season this time of year, and you should be finding a million ways to eat it.
- In a breakfast frittata or omelette
- In a salad
- With your stir fry
- Sheet pan dinners
- and of course, as a side dish for EVERYTHING!!
So while I’ve been happily eating asparagus just about everyday, I am thinking everyone else needs a new and exciting way of enjoying your asparagus.
Dust off that air-fryer and put it to good use!
I’ve been making asparagus with this “special sauce” for years. A blend of balsamic vinegar, butter, and soy sauce. This special combo is slightly sweet, salty, and tangy. All the things I love when it comes to vegetables!
I decided my trusty asparagus recipe needed to be tried out in the Air Fryer. My kids seem to happily gobble up anything made in it, and since they are lukewarm on asparagus, I felt like we needed to give it a try.
I love how simple this is to throw together. Just a simple blend of oil and salt to toss in the air fryer basket.
What comes out is perfectly crisp and crunchy asparagus in 10 minutes!!! I can’t get this in my oven.
10 minutes at 400 on the air-fryer is all you need! With thinner asparagus, you may only need 7-8 minutes. While in the air-fryer, whip up the sauce to go along with the asparagus.
Air Fryer Asparagus
- 1 lb Asparagus
- 1 tbsp olive oil or avocado oil
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1 tbsp butter or ghee, melted
- 2 tbsp coconut aminos*
- 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
Trim the ends of your asparagus stalks. Now cut each asparagus stalk in half. Brush oil on the asparagus, you can place inside a container with a lid and shake, or use a ziplock bag to ensure it's evenly coated. Sprinkle with sea salt.
Toss the asparagus in the basket of the air fryer. Cook at 400 degrees for 10 minutes. Thinner stalks may only need 8 minutes.
While asparagus is cooking, make your sauce. Stir together butter, coconut aminos, and balsamic.
Pour the sauce on top of the hot asparagus and serve!
*You can use GF Tamari Soy Sauce in place of coconut aminos if not following a Paleo diet.