Why You Should Put Green Beans In Your Air Fryer

Move over french fries, there's a new food that belongs in your air fryer, and bonus — it's healthy, too.

It's no secret that the air fryer is one of the hottest kitchen appliances around right now and for good reason. Who doesn't love crispy, delicious food that's been cooked to perfection without all the oil and mess of traditional stovetop frying? But while many people default to using their air fryers for classic fried foods like chicken wings or french fries, there are many other unique foods that can be cooked in an air fryer – like green beans.

Green beans are a healthy and versatile veggie that can be enjoyed in all sorts of dishes. From casseroles to salads, there's no shortage of ways to enjoy them. But if you're looking for a new and exciting way to prepare green beans, we recommend giving air frying a try.

Why you'll love air fried green beans

Air frying is a healthier alternative to deep frying or pan frying any food. But when you cook green beans in the air fryer, they come out crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. Cookbook author Samira Kazan of Alpha Foodie says that air-fried green beans also provide a ton of vitamins and nutrients to your plate, so, not only are they delicious, but they're also good for you.

Cooking green beans in an air fryer is easy. Just set your air fryer to 380 degrees, season your green beans with salt, pepper, garlic granules, and a dash of oil, then add them to the basket and cook for eight minutes. Shake the basket halfway through cooking to ensure even browning and to prevent the beans from sticking. Once they're done, remove them from the air fryer and season to taste with any additional salt, pepper, or your favorite seasoning blend. Serve immediately and enjoy as a perfect side dish to a weeknight meal or simply as a healthy snack.