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air fryer asparagus lying on parchment paper with sprinkles of sea salt on top
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Honey Lemon and Sea Salt Air Fryer Asparagus

Light, flavorful, and so easy to bring together, this honey lemon and sea salt air fryer asparagus should be at the center of your next brunch or dinner. Only a handful of simple ingredients are needed for this zesty little vegetarian side, and it cooks so perfectly in the air fryer that it will fast become your new favorite method for cooking asparagus.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time9 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Anytime
Keyword: air fryer asparagus, air fryer recipes
Servings: 4 serves
Calories: 192kcal

Equipment

  • Air Fryer

Ingredients

  • 1 lb fresh asparagus
  • ¼ cup avocado oil
  • 2 tablespoon coarse sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoon local raw honey
  • freshly cracked black pepper to serve

Instructions

  • Snap the ends of the asparagus off and wash thoroughly (see notes)
  • In a bowl or dish long enough to hold the asparagus, combine all the ingredients except the honey and toss well to coat.
  • Drizzle the honey over the asparagus and use tongs to toss again.
  • Place in the air fryer (it will shrink down during the cooking process, so don’t worry if it’s not flat) and bake at 375 degrees for about 9 minutes, tossing them halfway through. 
  • Immediately remove from the air fryer basket to cool, garnish with coarse sea salt, and enjoy!

Notes

Snap the ends of the asparagus. Simply hold the asparagus on both ends and bend until it snaps. This method is supposed to allow the asparagus to break at the perfect point, just where it starts to get woody. Some people do say this method wastes a lot of the asparagus and you are better just cutting it so you get the most bang for your buck, you do you.

Nutrition

Calories: 192kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 3491mg | Potassium: 229mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 857IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 2mg