Asian-Inspired Air Fryer Green Beans take about 10 minutes to cook and are full of flavor. And you only need 3 ingredients for this vegan and gluten-free side dish.
I used to not care too much for green beans.
It was probably because I was usually served canned ones instead of fresh.
But now I love them.
In addition, since they are readily available all year long in most supermarkets, I make them quite often.
And if you're looking for a really easy and flavorful recipe for this healthy vegetable, I think you're going to love Asian-Inspired Air Fryer Green Beans.
Air fryers are similar to convection ovens and work by circulating hot air around the food.
You can learn more about how to use an air fryer in this post for making Air Fryer French Fries.
This small appliance is perfect for cooking fresh vegetables.
You can cut down on the amount of oil used while still achieving a crispy texture on the outside.
And to make these Asian-Inspired Air Fryer Green Beans extra flavorful, all you need is a little tamari and sesame oil.
First I break the ends off the green beans, then snap them in half.
Then I place them in a resealable bag or container and add the tamari and sesame oil and toss well to evenly coat the beans.
The key to making Asian-Inspired Air Fryer Green Beans is to not crowd the air fryer basket.
This recipe calls for 8 ounces (½ pound) of green beans for this reason.
If you add too much food to the air fryer basket, the hot air won't be able to circulate properly.
And then your food won't get crispy.
So instead, if you want to make a bigger quantity of air fryer green beans, I recommend preparing them in batches.
Then you can cover the cooked beans in aluminum foil or a container with a lid to keep them warm while you cook the rest of the food.
Asian-Inspired Air Fryer Green Beans are a versatile side dish.
And if you want to try another delicious air fryer vegetable recipe, check out my friend Becky's Air Fryer Baby Bok Choy.
Now let's make Asian-Inspired Air Fryer Green Beans!
Asian-Inspired Air Fryer Green Beans
- Break off the ends of the green beans, then snap them in half.
- Place the green beans in a resealable plastic bag or a container with a lid. Add the tamari and sesame oil and shake to coat.
- Put the green beans in the basket of your air fryer. Cook at 390 or 400 degrees (depending on your air fryer model) for 10 minutes, tossing half way through.