Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 8 minutes


  • 1 bunch fresh asparagus, tough ends trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese (optional)
  • Lemon wedges for serving


  1. Preheat Air Fryer:
    • Preheat your air fryer to 400°F (200°C).
  2. Prepare Asparagus:
    • Trim the tough ends of the asparagus spears.
  3. Make Lemon Garlic Butter:
    • In a small bowl, mix together olive oil, minced garlic, lemon zest, and lemon juice to create the lemon garlic butter.
  4. Coat Asparagus:
    • Place the trimmed asparagus in a bowl and drizzle half of the lemon garlic butter over them. Toss to coat evenly.
  5. Air Fry:
    • Arrange the asparagus in a single layer in the air fryer basket. Air fry at 400°F (200°C) for 8 minutes, shaking the basket halfway through to ensure even cooking.
  6. Check for Doneness:
    • The asparagus should be tender but still crisp.
  7. Serve:
    • Transfer the air-fried asparagus to a serving platter.
  8. Drizzle with Remaining Lemon Garlic Butter:
    • Drizzle the remaining lemon garlic butter over the air-fried asparagus.
  9. Optional Parmesan Topping:
    • If desired, sprinkle grated Parmesan cheese over the asparagus while they are still hot.
  10. Garnish and Serve:
    • Garnish with additional lemon zest and serve with lemon wedges on the side.
  11. Enjoy!
    • Enjoy this flavorful Air Fryer Asparagus with Lemon Garlic Butter as a side dish or a light and healthy snack.


Adjust the cooking time based on the thickness of your asparagus spears. You can also experiment with different herbs or spices to enhance the flavor. This dish is a quick and delicious way to enjoy the natural taste of asparagus with a burst of citrus and garlic.



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