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Air Fryer Green Beans

Asian-inspired air fryer green beans are the perfect easy-to-make side dish that you can enjoy all year long. Fresh green beans in the air fryer never tasted so good!

Asian Air Fryer Green Beans on a white plate

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I’m always looking for unique ways to serve up veggies. While my kids are pretty good about getting in their five a day, it can be a struggle sometimes! That’s why I like to switch things up so that my family doesn’t get bored with the same old recipes. 

When I’m in a pinch for a nutritious and tasty side dish, Asian-inspired green beans in the air fryer are my go-to! This quick and easy recipe will give you the best roasted green beans every time. Plus, it only calls for five ingredients, most of which you probably already have in your pantry.

Air fryer vegetables are perfect for those moments when your oven is already in use, or if you want to avoid roasting veggies with a ton of excess oil. This Asian-inspired recipe also doesn’t call for any soy sauce! No excess oil and no excess soy sauce equals one healthy side dish.

Here’s what I’m going to teach you in this post:

  • All of the ingredients you need to put together these easy air fryer green beans, including some special add-ons that will add more flavor.
  • Step-by-step instructions on how to put this recipe together. 
  • Answers to commonly asked questions about making fresh green beans in the air fryer.

This low-carb, keto-on-accident recipe is sure to be a hit around your table! Green beans never tasted so good in the air fryer. Grab your apron and let’s get started!

I made this recipe using the 5.8 QT Cosori Air Fryer. Its square basket makes it the perfect size for our family of 4.

Title and Shown: Asian Air Fryer Green Beans (on a white plate)

How to Make Air Fryer Green Beans 

A full printable version of this recipe with ingredient measurements is available at the bottom of this post.

STEP ONE: Wash and trim your green beans and preheat your air fryer to 400 degrees F.

Pro tip: instead of plucking off the ends by hand, line up a few at a time and chop them off with a sharp knife!

STEP TWO: Mix together the green beans, sesame oil, garlic salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Make sure the green beans are evenly covered in the oil and seasonings for the best results.

STEP THREE: Cook the green beans in the air fryer for 5-7 minutes, shaking the basket halfway through. Serve and enjoy immediately! For a bit of added heat, sprinkle on a few red pepper flakes before diving in.

Green Beans inside Air Fryer

What to Serve with Air Fryer Green Beans

There are so many different options to serve with air fryer green beans! I like to pair them with the following:

You can also take a look at this great list of air fryer dinner ideas too!

Variations for Green Beans

Use this air fryer green beans recipe as a base for several different variations:

  • Add mushrooms for even more veggie goodness.
  • Sprinkle toasted almonds on top of the green beans for an extra crunch.
  • Bread your green beans for even crispier results! Coat them in flour, dip into whisked eggs, then roll in your favorite bread crumbs.

Should I Soak Green Beans Before Cooking?

There’s no need to soak your green beans before cooking them in the air fryer. All you’ll need to do to make fresh green beans in the air fryer recipe is wash the veggies and trim off the ends.

Then, toss them in sesame oil, garlic salt, and pepper before you throw them in your air fryer!

Air Fryer Green Beans on a white plate with fork in it

How Long to Cook Green Beans in the Air Fryer 

Preheat your air fryer to 400 degrees F. Cook the green beans for 5-7 minutes. Make sure to shake the basket halfway through. You’ll have perfectly air-fried green beans in less than 10 minutes!

How to Know When Green Beans Are Done Cooking in the Air Fryer 

Use a fork to determine whether or not your green beans are done. If you’re able to easily poke the beans with the fork, they’re ready! If they are still a bit firm, put them back in for another minute or two and check again.

Once they are fork-tender, remove them from the air fryer basket and serve immediately.

Closeup of air fryer green beans with a fork

How to Cook Frozen Green Beans in the Air Fryer  

Rinse your frozen green beans under cool water until they’re almost defrosted. Dry them with a paper towel, and then toss them in sesame oil, garlic salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes (optional, but I love the extra heat!). 

Place the seasoned green beans in the air fryer at 400 degrees F for 5-7 minutes. You may need to add on a few extra minutes to make sure they’re perfectly roasted. 

You can try our delicious air fryer frozen green beans recipe with everything bagel seasoning here. It’s amazing!

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Air Fryer Weight Watcher Points per serving: 1

Yield: 4 servings

Air Fryer Green Beans

Closeup of Asian Air Fryer Green Beans on a white plate

A delicious Asian-Inspired air fryer dish that can complement stir fries or even just chicken.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 1 lb green beans, washed and trimmed
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • pepper to taste


  1. Preheat your air fryer to 400 degrees.
  2. Place the trimmed green beans, sesame oil, garlic salt, and pepper into a bowl and mix to evenly coat green beans.
  3. Put green beans into your preheated air fryer for 5-7 minutes shaking the basket halfway through. You can check the tenderness with a fork to test if the green beans are done.
  4. Remove green beans from the air fryer and enjoy!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 62Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 398mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 4gSugar: 4gProtein: 2g

This nutrition information is based on the exact products I used in this recipe. Brands and sizes of products could alter exact nutrition and should always be calculated independently.

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6 thoughts on “Air Fryer Green Beans”

    • I have not tried it with frozen green beans, but I don’t see why not! The cook time and temperature will be different though since it is cooking from frozen and not fresh.

    • Hi Peter, the nutrition count, including sodium is included under the recipe at the bottom. I hope that helps!

    • Thank you, I missed it. I will make it today. Due to sodium restriction, I will sub in some finely chopped garlic and a little bit of powdered citric acid

    • They taste wonderful with just a little salt and pepper with oil as well. We make them like that a lot too.

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