Say goodbye to dull and lifeless veggies on your plate with this innovative Air Fryer Asparagus Recipe, and get ready to savor a burst of flavors in every bite.

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Why I Love This Air Fryer Asparagus Recipe

Asparagus is a nutritious vegetable that’s low in calories and packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Air frying requires little to no oil, making it a healthier cooking method compared to traditional frying.

Air fryer asparagus is relatively quick, you can make a delicious and healthy side dish in just 7 minutes. It’s the best recipe for busy individuals.

And, this recipe provides a combination of fresh asparagus, tangy Parmesan vinaigrette, and the crispy texture achieved from the air fryer can create a delightful taste experience. The savory flavors of Parmesan and the natural sweetness of asparagus complement each other perfectly.

Ingredients For Air Fryer Asparagus

For this amazing combination that makes asparagus pop, you will need fresh herbs, red wine vinegar, Dijon mustard, honey, Parmesan cheese, and salt and pepper to taste. This elegant blend of ingredients makes the asparagus stand out and accentuates the natural richness of the asparagus.

Asparagus has an umami flavor because of the amino acid called aspartate. The best thing about this flavor profile is that it can be highlighted in a number of ways. This recipe includes the best elements to accent the umami flavor while also adding a unique twist with the honey.

The acidity from the vinegar plays well with the sweetness of the honey and the nuttiness that comes from the parmesan cheese. The Dijon mustard adds just the right amount of tanginess to make this dish unique.

How To Trim Asparagus

The woody part of asparagus needs to be removed before cooking. You should trim off ½ inch of the white end. Sometimes the woody part can be purple, but make sure you trim off enough so that only the green part is cooked.

How To Trim Asparagus

How Long to Cook Asparagus In Air Fryer

When cooking asparagus in an air fryer, the cooking time will depend on the size and thickness of the asparagus spears.

As a general guideline, preheat your air fryer to 420°F to cook it for 7 minutes.

It’s essential to note that air fryer models can vary in temperature and cooking efficiency, so it’s best to monitor the asparagus while it cooks. For this recipe, we recommend using the Typhur Dome large air fryer to ensure even cooking in a single layer.

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To check for doneness, pierce the thickest part of the asparagus with a fork or knife. The asparagus should be tender but still have a slight crunch. Overcooking can result in mushy asparagus.

How To Store Air Fryer Asparagus

To store leftover air fried asparagus, allow it to cool to room temperature and store in an air tight container in the refrigerator for 3-5 days.

You can reheat in a hot skillet, a microwave, or the air fryer for a few minutes, until heated through. I prefer reheat leftover asparagus in air fryer, because it will be as crispy as it was when you first cooked it.

What To Serve With Air Fryer Asparagus

This air fryer asparagus cooks super fast in the air fryer, so I recommend a fast main dish to go along with it! Here are some tried and true recipes to go with the roasted asparagus with red wine vinaigrette that you will love.

air fryer bacon

Air fryer bacon is a crispy and smoky addition that will accentuate the earthy tones of the asparagus.

air fryer chicken wings

Air fryer chicken wings achieve a crispy texture without the need for excess oil. pairing with asparagus will offer a balance of textures and tastes, making it a satisfying and healthy dish.

air fryer salmon recipe

Air fryer salmon pairs perfectly with asparagus, and the air fried recipe adds a unique flavor to salmon you’ll never forget.

air fryer pork cutlets

Air fryer pork cutlets have a crunchy exterior that blends well with any side dish.

More Air Fryer Vegetable Recipes

Air frying vegetables gives a unique texture and flavor, especially if they are coated with oil and seasonings before air frying.

Let’s dive into the world of culinary marvels with our diverse Air Fryer Vegetable recipes.

air fryer broccoli

Air fryer broccoli is a simple and tasty side dish that can be prepared in just a few minutes. It is deliciously crispy and tender broccoli, with a beautiful roasted flavor.

air fryer baked potato

Air fryer baked potatoes are crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. You can top the potatoes with your favorite toppings

air fryer green bean

Air fryer green bean fries: Air fryer “Tempura Green Beans” are great alternative to the deep fried version and super easy to make.

air fryer roasted carrots

Air fryer roasted carrots: Serve the carrots with a generous helping of spiced yogurt. You can have it as a main or a delicious side dish.

FAQs about asparagus in air fryer

1. Why is my asparagus tough after cooking?

Asparagus contains an enzyme called lignin, which is found at the end of each spear. Lingen cannot be softened by heat, so it needs to be removed prior to cooking. The other reason is that it could be undercooked. If that’s the case, cook it a little longer.

2. How do you know if asparagus is overcooked?

Overcooking asparagus depletes the flavors so to avoid this, remove them from the air fryer while they are still bright green. Once they turn brown, they are overcooked.

Roasted Asparagus with Parmesan Vinaigrette

This quick and easy asparagus recipe with a tangy but savory parmesan vinaigrette is the perfect springtime side dish.
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Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes
Course Side Dish
Servings 2 people
Calories 314 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

For the Asparagus

  • 16 oz Asparagus, stems trimmed
  • 1 tsp Olive Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Kosher Salt
  • 10 turns Black Pepper, freshly cracked

For the Vinaigrette (optional)

  • 1 tsp Fresh Parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp Red Wine Vinegar
  • 1 tsp Dijon Mustard
  • 3 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 3 tbsp Parmesan Cheese, grated
  • 2 tsp Honey
  • 1/2 tsp Kosher Salt
  • 15 turns Black Pepper, freshly cracked

Instructions
 

  • Remove the woody stems from the bottom of the asparagus.
    16 oz Asparagus, stems trimmed
  • Combine all of the vinaigrette ingredients in a small bowl. Whisk until well combined.
    1 tsp Fresh Parsley, finely chopped, 1 tsp Red Wine Vinegar, 1 tsp Dijon Mustard, 1 tsp Olive Oil, 3 tbsp Parmesan Cheese, grated, 2 tsp Honey, 1/2 tsp Kosher Salt, 10 turns Black Pepper, freshly cracked
  • Combine the asparagus with kosher salt, freshly cracked black pepper, and olive oil in a large bowl. Mix until the asparagus is evenly coated.
    16 oz Asparagus, stems trimmed, 1 tsp Olive Oil, 1/2 tsp Kosher Salt, 10 turns Black Pepper, freshly cracked
  • After the Typhur Dome has finished preheating, carefully add the asparagus in a single layer to the cooking tray and return it back to the Typhur Dome.
  • Give the asparagus a light shake midway through the cooking time. This will ensure even cooking.Temperature: 420 °F Time: 9 minutes
  • Using a pair of tongs carefully remove the asparagus from the Typhur Dome to a plate or serving tray.
  • Finish the asparagus with a drizzle of the parmesan vinaigrette and enjoy!

Nutrition PER SERVING

Calories: 314kcalCarbohydrates: 18gProtein: 8gFat: 25gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 1317mgPotassium: 541mgFiber: 6gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 1804IUVitamin C: 13mgCalcium: 169mgIron: 6mg

(Nutrition information is calculated automatically by Spoonacular API and should be considered an estimate.)