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Close up overhead photo of Air Fried Asparagus on a white platter garnished with lemons.

Air Fried Asparagus

This fast and easy Air Fried Asparagus is a recipe I turn to again and again, all Spring and Summer long. Here I pair perfectly cooked crisp-tender asparagus with a kick of garlic and top it off with zippy lemon juice, lemon zest and creamy goat cheese.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword crispy, spring, summer
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 62kcal
Author Wendy Polisi


  • 1 pound asparagus trimmed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • For Topping
  • 2 ounces goat cheese
  • Zest and Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme chopped
  • Flakey salt


  • Preheat the air fryer to 380 degrees.
  • In a medium bowl, toss together the asparagus, olive oil, garlic, salt, and black pepper.
  • Place asparagus in the air fryer basket in a single layer.
  • Cook for 4 to 8 minutes, to desired doneness.
  • Transfer to a serving platter. Top with goat cheese, lemon zest, lemon juice, and thyme. If desired season with a pinch of flakey salt.


To make this in the oven, preheat your broiler and broil for 4 to 6 minutes.


Calories: 62kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 133mg | Potassium: 153mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 685IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 1.9mg