Learn how to make the tastiest crispy Air Fryer Green Beans you’ve ever had! This healthy and easy recipe makes the perfect easy side dish. Gluten-free, vegan, paleo, and vegetarian.

serving plate with cooked air fryer green beans.

This green bean recipe is a healthy side dish that is also naturally gluten-free, low carb, paleo, vegan, vegetarian, and Whole30-friendly.

Serve this air fryer recipe at the holidays or with almost any main dish. This healthy and perfect side dish goes great with your favorite cooked protein, such as Gluten-Free Chicken Teriyaki, Instant Pot Pork Chops and Rice, Slow Cooker Tri Tip, or Air Fryer Crispy Tofu.

The normal way to make crispy green beans is to cook them with a lot of oil on the stovetop or in the oven. In this air-fryer method, you just need to give the beans a toss with a little bit of oil to get super crispy, perfectly cooked and tender green beans.

Let me show you how easy it is with just a handful of ingredients!

Key Ingredients

ingredients for air fryer green beans

Fresh green beans are so delicious! You’ll need a 12-ounce bag of green beans for this recipe. Want to use frozen green beans? See my related recipe for Air Fryer Frozen Green Beans.

Olive oil helps the beans get crispy.

Seasonings like black pepper, sea salt, and garlic powder add tons of flavor.

Balsamic vinegar add that extra something!

Recipe Steps

how to make air fryer green beans.

Step One

Wash and pat dry your fresh green beans. Trim the ends off and cut them in half, if you wish.

You can also find trimmed green beans in the produce aisle at the grocery store if you wish to skip this step.

Step Two

Place the trimmed green beans in a bowl and toss with the oil, salt, black pepper, dried garlic, and vinegar.

As always, please do see the recipe card at the end of this post for the exact ingredients and measurements.

Step Three

Set air fryer temperature to 400°F for and cook time of 12 minutes.

You can shake the air fryer basket once during the cooking process, but you don’t have to. I cooked mine for 12 minutes straight and they were perfect.

Step Four

Use tongs to transfer your cooked green beans to a large bowl and serve warm. This really is a very easy side dish that uses less oil than if you were to cook them in the oven or on the stovetop.

I hope your family loves this green bean recipe as much as mine does! This green beans recipe is an easy way to add a vegetable side dish to a normal weeknight dinner. Or, you can serve this as a great side dish for the holidays.

cooked green beans in air fryer basket.

Recipes Tips & Substitutions

  • Feel free to top your green beans with red chili flakes, garlic salt, or black pepper for even more flavor.
  • You can also serve your easy air fryer green beans with a dash of soy sauce (use tamari or coconut aminos for gluten-free diets) or sesame oil for extra flavor.
  • Store any leftover green beans in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Reheat before serving.
  • Some air fryer models needs to be preheated. Please refer to the owner’s manual of your particular model to see if you need to preheat it before using.
bowl of crispy air fryer green beans.

Recipe FAQs

What kind of air fryer do you recommend?

I have tried several models and found that they are all pretty similar. The biggest issue when it comes to air fryers is how much space they take up. So, be sure to measure the size before you order one. You might also want to check out my list of the best air fryers under $100.

Can you cook frozen green beans in the air fryer?

Yes! Check out my full recipe post for Air Fryer Frozen Green Beans.

How do you make Green Bean French Fries?

Some people like to bread regular green beans with panko bread crumbs and fry them with avocado oil to make them crispy with a coating. I haven’t tried this, but it sounds delicious!

two plates of cooked air fryer green beans.

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bowl of crispy air fryer green beans.

Air Fryer Green Beans

Learn how to make the tastiest Air Fryer Green Beans you’ve ever had! This healthy and easy recipe makes the perfect easy side dish. Gluten-free, vegan, paleo, and vegetarian.

  • Total Time: 22 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x

Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1 12ounce bag of green beans
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Trim your green beans by cutting off the tops and bottoms of each green bean. You can also cut the green beans in half if you want to make them bite-sized.
  2. Then, place the trimmed green beans in a medium-sized mixing bowl. Add the olive oil, vinegar, garlic powder, sea salt, and black pepper. Toss to combine.
  3. Pour the green beans into your air fryer and set the temperature to 400°F and the cook time to 12 minutes.
  4. Stop and toss the green beans once during the cooking process.
  5. Serve hot.

Notes

  1. Feel free to top your beans with red chili flakes, garlic salt, or black pepper for even more flavor.
  2. You can also serve your easy air fryer green beans with a dash of soy sauce (use tamari or coconut aminos for gluten-free diets) or sesame oil for extra flavor.
  3. Store any leftover green beans in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Reheat before serving.
  4. Some air fryer models needs to be preheated. Please refer to the owner’s manual of your particular model to see if you need to preheat it before using.

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