Air Fryer Asparagus is an easy and healthy way to cook asparagus. This simple air fryer vegetable side dish is a great beginner air fryer recipe.
Rinse and pat the asparagus dry.
Break off the ends where the woody part starts. They will break naturally at that point when you bend them.
Arrange in the air fryer basket in one layer. try not to crowd the spears as air needs to circulate around them.
Use a basting brush to apply a thin coating of olive oil to the spears. Pay special attention to the tips as they can dry out quickly!
Sprinkle the salt and pepper on the asparagus.
Air fry at 390° for 7 minutes. You can shake the basket or flip the asparagus halfway through cook time, if you want.
If you need to, cook the asparagus in more than one batch. This will depend on the size of your air fryer.
Remove from the air fryer and serve immediately.