I love incorporating green beans as a side dish or an appetizer in my meals because aside from the fact that it adds flavor to the meal, green beans are also packed with vitamins and minerals including vitamins A, C, and K, and folic acid and fiber.
These green beans make a delicious, healthy dish for the whole family! And the best part of this recipe? You can cook these green beans in less than 10 minutes in an air fryer plus unlike other cooking methods, you will be able to maintain a low-carb meal just by using an air fryer!
Green beans are not just the only vegetable you can cook in an air fryer. Here are some more healthy air fryer vegetable recipes you can do quickly: Air fryer broccoli recipe, Air fryer eggplant, and Air fryer brussels sprouts are just some of the few!
With that in mind, here is how you can make air fryer green beans easily.
Note: Do you love fries? You can check out this air fryer green bean fries recipe!
Make this recipe: How to make air fryer green beans
You can cook green beans in the air fryer easily and quickly in less than 10 minutes. This recipe is pretty straightforward and does not require you a lot of ingredients used or cooking materials! You can even ask your kids to help you with this delicious and easy green beans recipe 🙂
3/4 or 1 pound of fresh green beans (trimmed)
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon garlic powder
salt and pepper to taste
Preheat the air fryer to 380 degrees F.
Trim the stem or the ends of your green beans. Make sure you remove any stems. You can easily snap these by hand but you can also use scissors to trim them.
Add the green beans to a large bowl along with the salt and pepper, olive oil, and garlic powder. Toss the beans or use tongs to toss and coat the green beans entirely.
Place the coated green beans in a single layer in the air fryer basket and cook for about 7 to 8 minutes. Toss or shake the basket halfway through the total cook time.
Remove the green beans from the air fryer and serve immediately.
You can also squeeze fresh lemon juice on top for extra taste.
Tips and notes for the best green beans in the air fryer
Aren’t you surprised at how easy and quick it is to cook your green beans in an air fryer? If you want to ensure that you do everything right, I have here more tips and notes for you to have the best results for your air fryer green beans.
- I would recommend using fresh green beans but you can use frozen green beans too! There are two ways to cook frozen green beans. One is to fully defrost them and pat them dry and another is to just toss the frozen beans into the air fryer and just double the cooking time.
- Make sure that you place the beans in a single layer in the air fryer basket. This is so the green beans are cooked evenly and have the desired crispy texture. You can cook in batches if necessary.
- You can experiment and try out other preferred seasonings. If you want your beans to be spicy, you can add some chili powder or paprika on top.
- You can also serve and eat them as green bean fries.
- You can also add grated parmesan cheese on top for that extra flavor.
- Serve and consume the green beans immediately while they are hot as they will lose their crispiness once it cools down.
- Cooking time may vary depending on the size of your air fryer so make sure you check the basket halfway through cooking.
- You do not need to soak your green beans before cooking. What you just need to do is to wash your green beans to remove any dirt or dust.
How to serve crispy green beans
You can eat your crispy green beans by themselves as an appetizer or even a healthy snack alternative. But there are also several ways to eat and how you can serve your air fry green beans such as:
- Pair with air fryer falafels
- Add to pasta bolognese
- Pair as a side dish with roasted chicken or steak
- Add to a healthy salad
- And more!
How to store your air-fried roasted green beans
If you have leftovers, you can easily store your green beans. You have to first let them completely cool down and then store them in an airtight container in the fridge. You can store them in the fridge for 3 to 4 days.
You can then reheat your green beans by putting them back in the air fryer but be careful to not overcook them. Reheating the green beans in the air fryer may bring back that crispiness to them.
Why cook green beans in an air fryer?
Out of all the cooking methods, I highly recommend cooking your vegetables or meals in an air fryer because unlike frying (or deep frying), you will not have to use tons of oil just for your food to cook. A spray or dab of cooking oil is all you need or none at all in an air fryer and this equipment will do its job to completely cook your food!
With this method, your ingredients will retain their healthy nutrients and remain low-carb.
More Air Fryer Vegetable Recipes
Easy Air Fryer Green Beans
This air fryer green beans recipe is an easy recipe that literally takes less than 10 minutes to cook. You can make this recipe with your kids and serve this as a side dish or an appetizer on a weeknight dinner.
- 3/4 or 1 pound of fresh green beans (trimmed)
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat the air fryer to 380 degrees F.
- Trim the stem or the ends of your green beans. Make sure you remove any stems. You can easily snap these by hand but you can also use scissors to trim them.
- Add the green beans to a bowl along with the salt and pepper, olive oil, and garlic powder. Toss to combine the beans and the other ingredients or use tongs and toss to coat the green beans entirely.
- Place the coated green beans in a single layer in the air fryer basket and cook for about 7 to 8 minutes. Toss the basket halfway through the total cook time.
- Remove the green beans from the air fryer and serve immediately.
- You can also squeeze fresh lemon juice on top for extra taste.
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