Simple Air Fried Green Beans

Melanie Lorick
by Melanie Lorick
4 servings
25 min

One of my favorite snacks and sides, air fried green beans is a delicious vegetable-forward dish that deserves recognition! Lightly seasoned with extra virgin olive oil, coarse sea salt, garlic powder, and a little black pepper (if desired), these green beans are flavorful without being overpowering.

What you'll love:

  1. It's so easy to make, you'll feel like frying a batch every day (we do!).
  2. If you're prepping for a crowd, making these in the air fryer will free up other appliances for different dishes.
  3. These are great for a snack or side!
  4. The texture is a great mix of crunchy and "juicy."
  5. Suitable for most diets, including those who are vegan and gluten-free!

♻️ Green beans are typically an easier vegetable to buy local, or grow yourself, making them an environmentally-friendly choice!

Check out Inspired Epicurean for more simple vegan recipes!

Simple Air Fried Green Beans
Recipe details
  • 4  servings
  • Prep time: 5 Minutes Cook time: 20 Minutes Total time: 25 min
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  • 1 lb. fresh green beans
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • pinch of freshly-ground black pepper (optional)

Trim the ends of the fresh green beans.
Add green beans to a medium or large bowl and drizzle with olive oil. Use your fingers to evenly coat the green beans with oil.
Add the salt, garlic powder, and freshly-ground black pepper (optional). Toss with your fingers to distribute.
Preheat your air fryer to 380ºF.
When ready, add the green beans to the basket and cook for about 20 minutes, tossing the basket contents (by gently shaking) about halfway through.
Enjoy warm, or store in a refrigerated air tight container for up to one week.
  • As with any recipe, the flavor and texture is subjective. These seasonings can be mildly adjusted to suit your taste preferences!