When my sister Laurel got a new Air Fryer, we had fun testing recipes and came up with these super-easy Air Fryer Asian Green Beans! And if you’re a fan of green beans with Asian flavors, these air fryer greens beans are absolutely a winner.

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These extra delicious Air Fryer Asian Green Beans are a fun recipe idea I worked on with my sister Laurel! A few weeks ago I spent several days in Houston visiting Laurel and her thoughtful husband Carl, and while I was there I kept telling Laurel about how I love my Cuisinart Convection Air Fryer Toaster Oven (affiliate link). Then we were out shopping and found a good buy on the same model I have, and Laurel took one home!

Of course we had to try out the new Air Fryer, and when we found green beans in the fridge we experimented and came up with this quick and easy way to make air fryer green beans with Asian flavors. Laurel and I gobbled them up for a snack, and when I got back home I tried out the recipe with Kara so I could perfect it to share with you.

What ingredients do you need for this recipe?

Why use an Air Fryer to cook green beans?

For everyone who loves green beans, I think air fryer green beans must be one of the best reasons to get an air fryer! This way of cooking green beans is easy, quick, and always creates perfect results. You can adjust the cooking time for make your green beans slightly crispy or more well done, whichever you prefer. And there are so many different ways to season the green beans, either before or after they come out of the Air Fryer.

What if you don’t have an Air Fryer?

Of course not everyone has an Air Fryer or wants to buy one, so if you like the idea of Asian Green Beans but don’t have a new Air Fryer, just make Garlicky Green Bean Stir Fry instead; those beans are also ultra-delicious!

Which Air Fryer Did I Use?

When Air Fryers started to be a thing, I bought a NuWave Air Fryer and used it to make Air Fryer Spicy Sweet Potato Fries. Then I discovered the Cuisinart Convection Air Fryer Toaster Oven which is the one I used for this recipe. This air fryer has a larger basket, which lets me fit plenty of food, and I find this model very easy to use. I also like the convenience of having an air fryer that stays out on the counter. (Air fryer links are affiliate links.)

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How to Make Air Fryer Asian Green Beans:

(Scroll down for complete printable recipe with nutritional information.)

  1. Trim ends of the green beans and then cut each one in half. (Regular thickness green beans are best for this recipe, not thin “French-Style” beans.)
  2. Whisk together soy sauce, peanut oil, and sesame oil to make the cooking sauce.
  3. Toss beans with the sauce until every bean is well-coated with sauce.
  4. Use a slotted spoon (or your fingers) to put beans in the Air Fryer basket, leaving the extra sauce in the bowl.
  5. Cook beans at 400F/200C for about 10-12 minutes (but check them, Air Fryers cook differently.)
  6. Serve hot and enjoy!

Air Fryer Asian Green Beans shown in air fryer basket

More Amazing Recipes for Green Beans:

Roasted Green Beans with Mushrooms, Balsamic, and Parmesan ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen

Garlic Green Beans ~ CopyKat Recipes

Lemony Green Beans ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen

Green Beans Almondine ~ A Beautiful Plate

Green Beans with Tahini-Lemon Sauce ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen

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Yield: 4 servings

Air Fryer Asian Green Beans

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes

These easy Air Fryer Asian Green Beans are perfect for a quick side dish made in the Air Fryer!

Ingredients

  • 1 lb green beans, trimmed and cut in half (Don't use thin "French Style" green beans unless you adjust the cooking time.)
  • 2 T soy sauce (gluten-free if needed)
  • 3 tsp. peanut oil
  • 2 tsp. sesame oil

Instructions

  1. Trim ends of the green beans and then cut each one in half. (I do this by grabbing a handful of green beans, standing them up on the cutting board in my hand and trimming the ends. Then turn over and trim the other side and cut beans in half.)
  2. Whisk together soy sauce, peanut oil, and sesame oil to make the cooking sauce.
  3. Put beans in a bowl and toss beans with the sauce until every bean is well-coated with sauce.
  4. Use a slotted spoon (or your fingers) to put the beans in the Air Fryer basket, leaving the extra sauce in the bowl.
  5. Preheat Air Fryer to 400F/200C if you have a model that needs to be preheated.
  6. Cook beans for about 10-12 minutes or until they are done to your liking and barely starting to brown. (I would start to check check after 8 minutes, Air Fryers cook differently.)

Notes

This recipe for Easy Air Fryer Asian Green Beans was created by Kalyn and her sister Laurel when Kalyn was visiting in Houston.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 94Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 441mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 4gSugar: 4gProtein: 3g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated by the Recipe Plug-In I am using. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee 100% accuracy, since many variables affect those calculations.

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Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
These air fryer green beans are a great dish for low-carb and low-glycemic diet plans including Keto, and for any phase of the original South Beach Diet.

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Historical Notes for this Recipe:
This recipe was posted in 2019. It was last updated with more information in 2022.

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