Like Green Beans? Add Some Health Air Fry Them

A common fixture in many home kitchens, the air fryer has emerged as the newest essential gadget. In addition to crisping up your favourite dishes without using much oil, air fryers are also highly useful for swiftly roasting vegetables in a matter of minutes. When the oven and stovetop are full of other dishes or when you just don't want to heat up the kitchen, this is a great tool to have. A bonus is how simple cleanup is! 

Green beans are a nutrient-dense food that you can add to your diet whether you sauté them, blanch them, or simply pair them with carrots or potatoes. When simply tossed in balsamic vinegar, olive oil, red pepper flakes, and grated garlic, green beans in the air fryer crisp nicely in a fraction of the time without preheating the oven. These green beans can be prepared in advance and stored, and after they've crisped up, they're equally delicious hot or at room temperature. If left in the air fryer alone, green beans will crunch up nicely, but because hot spots can form in the appliance (much as in an oven), it's a good idea to shake the green beans once or twice to ensure even cooking. 


½ pound green beans, trimmed 

1½ tablespoons balsamic vinegar 

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 

¼ teaspoon red-pepper flakes 

2 garlic cloves, finely grated 

Salt as per taste 

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If your air fryer requires preheating, set the temperature to 375 degrees. Green beans, vinegar, olive oil, red pepper flakes, and garlic should all be combined in a medium bowl. (If there are any remaining garlic after grating, toss those pieces into the air fryer as well; those bits change into wonderful crisps, golden on the surface but still tender and soft within.) Green beans should be salted and coated before garlic is rubbed on them. Scrape any residual dressing on top of the green beans before placing them in the air fryer basket. Toss with tongs or shake the basket halfway through cooking at 375 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes, or until the green beans are slightly browned and tender to the fork. (If you prefer your green beans to have more bite, cook them for less time). Add any remaining sauce from the air fryer to the green beans and any pieces of crisped garlic before returning them to the mixing basin or a new serving bowl. Serve hot or at room temperature, and add salt to taste.