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5 from 4 votes

Air Fryer Asparagus

Asparagus cooks perfectly in little time in an air fryer! Air frying is a healthy cooking method perfect for quick meats and veggies. This version is lightly seasoned with pops or lemon and parmesan cheese!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 35kcal



  • 1 pound asparagus
  • 1 tablespon avocado oil
  • kosher salt to taste
  • black pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons parmesan cheese divided
  • lemon slices to garnish


  • Preheat air fryer to 400º F for 5 minutes.
  • Snap the ends off of washed asparagus. Bend the spears towards the bottom of the stalks, and they will naturally break where the woody end stops and the softer part starts.
  • Spray the asparagus with avocado oil.
  • Season asparagus with salt and pepper, and 1 tablespoon of parmesan cheese, reserving the other to garnish the cooked asparagus.
  • Cook the asparagus in the air fryer for 5 minutes.
  • Garnish asparagus with additional parmesan cheese and lemon slices.



*Parmesan cheese is optional. Omit to keep this dairy free or vegan.


Calories: 35kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 42mg | Potassium: 231mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 877IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 2mg