Air Fryer Asparagus with Lemon and Parmesan is so quick and tasty it just might become your favorite new asparagus recipe!

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I’m warming up to the Air Fryer, and this Air Fryer Asparagus with Lemon and Parmesan is certainly a recipe that shows off how great the Air Fryer can be for cooking some foods. And this asparagus cooked in the Air Fryer seriously couldn’t be easier or tastier!

The asparagus cooks in just 7 minutes while you zest and juice a lemon and coarsely grate some Parmesan cheese. Then when the asparagus is done toss it with the lemon zest and juice, arrange on a plate, and sprinkle with Parmesan. YUM! This was so delicious!

And it’s definitely fresh asparagus season so if you’re a fan of asparagus and like the Air Fryer I hope you’ll consider trying this recipe!

What ingredients do you need for this recipe?

  • fresh asparagus
  • olive oil
  • salt and fresh ground pepper
  • zest of one lemon
  • juice of one lemon
  • coarsely-grated Parmesan cheese

Which Air Fryer Did I Use?

I was excited when I discovered the Cuisinart Convection Air Fryer Toaster Oven (affiliate link), which is the one I used for this recipe. This air fryer has a larger basket, which lets me fit a whole pound of asparagus, 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. If you have a smaller air fryer model you might not be able to fit as much asparagus.

Want more low-carb recipes for the Air Fryer?

You can use Air Fryer Recipes to see the all the Air Fryer recipes on this site. There’s also a great collection of Low-Carb and Keto Air Fryer Recipes with ideas from Kalyn’s Kitchen and blogs around the web.

What if you don’t have an Air Fryer?

I’m not trying to convince you to buy an air fryer; you can follow the cooking instructions for Grilled Asparagus with Parmesan and cook the asparagus on the grill if you don’t have an Air Fryer! 

Want more ideas for cooking asparagus?

Check out Low-Carb and Keto Asparagus Recipes to see lots of tasty ideas using my favorite spring vegetable! There’s also a great collection of Low-Carb Sheet Pan Meals with Asparagus! And if you’re celebrating Easter, check out Favorite Low-Carb and Keto Asparagus Recipes for Easter.

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How to make Air Fryer Asparagus with Lemon and Parmesan:

(Scroll down for complete printable recipe, including nutritional information.)

  1. Cut up the asparagus into diagonal 2 inch pieces.
  2. Toss asparagus with one tablespoon olive oil, season with salt and fresh-ground black pepper, and arrange in Air Fryer basket.
  3. Preheat Air Fryer if needed, then cook asparagus for 7 minutes at 400F/200C. (If you like your asparagus slightly crisp I might start to check after 5 minutes.)
  4. While asparagus cooks get the lemon zest, lemon juice, and freshly grated Parmesan ready. Zest the lemon, then squeeze the juice. Measure out desired amount of freshly-grated Parmesan.
  5. When asparagus is slightly browned and done to your liking, put back into the same bowl and toss with the lemon zest and lemon juice.
  6. Arrange on a plate and sprinkle with freshly-grated Parmesan. Serve hot and enjoy!

Air Fryer Asparagus with Lemon and Parmesan shown on serving plate

Make it a low-carb Meal:

This asparagus would taste great with Baked Mayo-Parmesan Fish, Grilled Lamb Chops, or Baked Chicken Stuffed with Pesto and Cheese for a low-carb dinner!

More Low-Carb Asparagus to Love:

Easy Roasted Asparagus

Chicken and Asparagus with Three Cheeses

Roasted Asparagus with Garlic

Easy Low-Carb Air Fryer Asparagus with Lemon and Parmesan found on KalynsKitchen.com
Yield: 4 servings

Air Fryer Asparagus with Lemon and Parmesan

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes

Air Fryer Asparagus with Lemon and Parmesan is so easy and tasty, you'll make this over and over!

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut diagonally into 2 inch pieces
  • 1 T olive oil
  • salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
  • zest of one lemon (see notes)
  • juice of one lemon (see notes.)
  • 1/4 cup coarsely-grated Parmesan cheese

Instructions

  1. Most asparagus doesn't need to be washed, but wash and dry with paper towels if needed.
  2. Break one piece of asparagus to see where the woody part starts, trim all asparagus to that length and then cut the asparagus into diagonal 2 inch pieces.
  3. Toss asparagus with one tablespoon olive oil, season with salt and fresh-ground black pepper, and arrange in Air Fryer basket.
  4. Preheat Air Fryer to 400F/200C if needed, then cook asparagus for 7 minutes. If you like your asparagus on the crisp side, I would start to check after about 5 minutes.
  5. While asparagus cooks get the lemon zest, lemon juice, and freshly grated Parmesan ready. Zest the lemon, then squeeze the juice. Measure out desired amount of freshly-grated Parmesan.
  6. When asparagus is slightly browned and done to your liking, put back into the same bowl and toss with the lemon zest and lemon juice.
  7. Arrange on a plate and sprinkle with freshly-grated Parmesan.
  8. Serve hot and enjoy!

Notes

Be sure to zest the lemon first, and then squeeze the juice. If your lemon is extra juicy, you can freeze the extra lemon juice for another recipe. I used a Cuisinart Convection Air Fryer Toaster Oven (affiliate link) for this recipe.

This recipe created by Kalyn and Kara, and we really enjoyed eating it!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 91Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 275mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 3gSugar: 2gProtein: 5g

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:
Easy Low-Carb Air Fryer Asparagus with Lemon and Parmesan is a great dish for low-carb diet plans, and for any phase of the original South Beach Diet.

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