Lemon Pepper Asparagus is an easy air fryer recipe that is quick and delicious with lemon pepper seasoning. A tasty side dish recipe that is a great accompaniment to chicken, beef, pork, and fish.
Asparagus is one of my favorite vegetables to pair with almost anything. I love it roasted, baked, fried, steamed, or boiled, and I love it served simply with salt and pepper or coated in spices or sauces. It’s just a super versatile vegetable that tastes amazing in so many ways and with so many different main courses. One of my favorite ways to serve it is simply with some lemon pepper. It adds a zesty kick of citrus flavor and that tiny bite that black pepper has, and the simplicity makes it the perfect pairing with almost anything.
Lemon Pepper Asparagus
Start with super-fresh asparagus. You’ll find quality asparagus at any good grocery store. It should be firm with tight heads, and it should be stored with the cut ends in water. After that, it gets coated with lemon pepper seasoning and oil and air fried. That’s all there is to it! When it’s all done, you’ll have asparagus that’s perfectly cooked with just the right amount of flavor to compliment its natural tastiness. AND it’s super easy, which is a huge bonus!
Why You’ll Love This Lemon Pepper Asparagus Recipe
- It’s healthy. Asparagus is a low-calorie, high-fiber vegetable packed with nutrients, and is a delicious choice for a healthy side dish or snack.
- It is quick and easy to make and can be on the table in a matter of minutes.
- It’s delicious and the lemon pepper seasoning gives the asparagus a flavorful kick.
Lemon Pepper Asparagus Ingredients
You’ll only need three ingredients to make this recipe. It’s possible that you’ll already have the oil and seasoning in your kitchen, and you might even have the asparagus, depending on how often you eat it. If not, you can find everything easily at your local grocery store.
- Olive oil
- Lemon pepper seasoning (I used Tome’s brand)
How to Make Lemon Pepper Asparagus in the Air Fryer
Making this recipe is an incredibly straightforward affair. The entire process takes just about 20 minutes, if that.
Step 1: Season the Asparagus
Add the asparagus spears to a medium mixing bowl and spray it with olive oil. Sprinkle it with the lemon pepper seasoning and toss to coat.
Step 2: Air Fry
Cook the asparagus for 10 minutes at 400 degrees, turning over halfway through.
- Always preheat your air fryer for even cooking and precise cooking time.
- Choose the freshest asparagus possible for the best flavor.
- You can use the traditional oven for this recipe, too.
- For an added kick, try adding a few red pepper flakes.
- A little parmesan cheese sprinkled on top of the asparagus is delicious.
- Drizzle lemon juice or lemon zest over the asparagus for even more lemony flavor.
What to Serve with Lemon Pepper Asparagus
The better question is what can’t you serve with it? This deliciously simple asparagus recipe is perfect with almost any kind of beef, pork, chicken, or fish dish you can think of. Honestly, you can’t go wrong.
Steaming and air frying are the healthiest ways to eat asparagus. Steaming preserves soluble nutrients that would leech out into the water if boiled, and air frying delivers the flavor of pan frying asparagus without a ton of oil.
Add asparagus to a large pot of salted boiling water. Cook for 2 to 4 minutes depending on the stalk thickness, then use tongs to quickly remove the asparagus and plunge it into ice water.
Wash the asparagus, then cut off the very bottom. Then, use a vegetable peeler to remove the tough outer skin from the base of the asparagus. Cook using your preferred method.
Cooked asparagus will last for 3 to 4 days in the refrigerator, but it will become softer and softer every day. It’s best when eaten within 2 days.
Peeling the ends of asparagus reduces waste. Rather than cutting the entire woody end off of the asparagus base, simply peel the tough outer skin off of it with a vegetable peeler so you can still enjoy the soft inside of the base of the stalk.
How to Store and Reheat Lemon Pepper Asparagus Leftovers
Refrigerate the asparagus for up to 4 days in an airtight container. For longer storage, you can freeze it for up to 3 months in an airtight, freezer-safe container or heavy-duty freezer bag.
To reheat asparagus, place it on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and cook for 5 minutes at 350 degrees.
Try This Delicious Lemon Pepper Asparagus Recipe Today
This lemon pepper asparagus is easy and delicious. It only takes 2 steps and a total of 15 to 20 minutes to make. That’s it! It’s delicious with beef, pork, chicken, or fish, and because it’s so easy, there’s never a bad time to make it. Give this one a try, and I know you’ll be making it again and again!
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Lemon Pepper Asparagus (Easy Air Fryer Recipe)
- Add asparagus to a medium bowl and spray with olive oil.
- Sprinkle with seasonings and toss to coat.
- Add to the air fryer basket and cook at 400° for 10 minutes, turning oven halfway through.
- Remove and enjoy.
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