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overhead of asparagus on white serving dish with large serving fork next to it

Air Fryer Asparagus

This easy-to-make air fryer asparagus recipe cooks in less than 10 minutes and is the perfect side dish for any occasion! It's also extra tasty topped with our vegan hollandaise.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Gluten-Free, Vegan
Keyword air fryer, dairy-free, gluten free, vegan, vegetarian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 11 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 43kcal




  • Wash the asparagus spears and pat them dry. Trim the ends enough so that they fit in the air fryer basket (about 1 to 1 ½ inches up from the bottom).
  • Add the asparagus to a rectangular container with a tight-fitting lid or a zip top bag along with the olive oil and salt. Shake until asparagus is well-coated. Alternately, you can add the asparagus to a mixing bowl and use your hands to combine the ingredients until well-incorporated.
  • If your air fryer has a separate elevated crisping tray or plate, be sure to insert it. Add the asparagus to the air fryer basket and air fry at 400° F for 6-9 minutes, shaking the basket every few minutes. Thinner spears will take less time to cook while thicker spears will take longer. Asparagus should be tender with a slight crisp. Add more sea salt to taste before serving, if desired.



Store leftover asparagus in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in the air fryer at 350° F, in a nonstick skillet on the stove top or in the microwave in 15-second intervals until warmed.
The nutrition information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. Accuracy is not guaranteed. Information shown should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice. 


Calories: 43kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Fiber: 2g