If you’re looking for an easy, healthy vegetable side dish, then you’ve got to try these Air Fryer Green Beans. You don’t need any added oil to make them crispy and delicious.

green beans in a white bowl

Crispy Green Beans

The normal way to make crispy green beans is to cook them with a lot of oil on the stovetop. In this air-fryer method, you just need a quick spray of nonstick cooking spray (just a very quick spray!) to get super crispy, perfectly cooked and tender green beans. This healthy side dish goes great with your favorite cooked protein.

This recipe is gluten-free, paleo, vegan, vegetarian, and Whole30-friendly.

Recipe Steps

Step One

Wash and pat dry your green beans. Trim the ends off and cut them in half, if you wish. Place the green beans in your air fryer basket and give them a quick spray with nonstick cooking spray.

In most cases, a “quick spray” means that you’ll have a negligible amount of added oil on the beans. It is mostly to keep them from sticking together and will help create a little bit of browning.

green beans in air fryer basket

Step Two

Set the temperature to 375°F for 10 minutes. You can shake the air fryer basket once during the cooking process, but you don’t have to. I cooked mine for 10 minutes straight and they were perfect!

Step Three

Use tongs to transfer your cooked green beans to a serving bowl. Squeeze half of a lemon over the top and serve warm.

green beans in a bowl with two gold forks

FAQs

What kind of air fryer do you recommend?

I have tried several models and found that they are all pretty similar. I am currently using this air fryer.

What kind of cooking spray do you recommend?

I like using coconut oil blend nonstick cooking spray that has no added propellants or chemicals.

Other Easy & Healthy Air Fryer Recipes

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air fryer green beans in a white bowl with a lemon and gold forks

Air Fryer Green Beans – No Oil!


  • Author: Carrie Forrest, MPH in Nutrition
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

If you’re looking for an easy, healthy vegetable side dish, then you’ve got to try these Air Fryer Green Beans. You don’t need any added oil to make them crispy and delicious.


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Ingredients

  • 12 ounce bag of fresh green beans
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ lemon

Instructions

  1. Wash and pat dry the green beans. Trim a little bit off each end and cut them in half.
  2. Pour the green beans into the basket of an air fryer. Add the salt and pepper.
  3. Set the temperature to 375°F for 10 minutes.
  4. Transfer the cooked green beans to a serving bowl and sprinkle the top with the lemon juice. Serve warm.

  • Category: Side dish
  • Method: Air fryer
  • Cuisine: Healthy

Keywords: green bean recipe, how to cook green beans, lemon green beans

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