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Air Fryer Green Beans with feta and olives on a grey piece of pottery.

Green Beans in Air Fryer

Megan Ellam
The tastiest (and easiest) air fryer green beans. These are simple, delicious, crisp, fresh. and tasty! Seriously one of the best keto side dishes I have made!
4.99 from 56 votes!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Total Time 13 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, Australian
Servings 4
Calories 105 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 200 g green beans, ends trimmed 7oz
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil 15g
  • 1 clove garlic finely chopped
  • Zest and juice of half a lemon
  • Salt flakes and black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons crushed walnuts, or nuts of choice 10g
  • ¼ cup crumbled feta 30g

Instructions
 

AIR FRYER GREEN BEANS

  • Preheat the air fryer to 180°C. Trim the ends of the beans and place them into a large mixing bowl. Add the avocado oil and garlic, toss to combine.
  • Place into the air fryer basket in a single layer; bake 6-8 minutes shaking the beans halfway through the cooking time. Cook longer if you prefer your beans well cooked.
  • Divide between serving plates or platter. Drizzle with lemon juice and serve topped with zest, nuts and feta.

STOVETOP METHOD GREEN BEANS

  • Bring a saucepan of water to a boil. Add the beans to the boiling water and cook for 1-3 minutes (as you prefer). Strain and plunge them into ice-cold water to stop them from overcooking and keep them nice and bright green. Drain and pat dry with paper towel.
  • Add the avocado oil, garlic, lemon juice, and zest to the saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the beans to the oil; season to taste and toss to coat. Remove from the heat. Divide between serving plates or platter and serve topped with nuts and feta.

THERMAL METHOD GREEN BEANS

  • Pour 500g of water into the mixer. Place the green beans into the steamer dish and lock into place; steam 6-10 min/120°C/speed 1 until the beans are cooked to your liking. Transfer to a colander and cover in ice to stop the beans from overcooking.
  • Add the avocado oil, garlic, lemon juice, and zest to the saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the beans to the oil; season to taste and toss to coat. Remove from the heat. Divide between serving plates or platter and serve topped with nuts and feta.

Notes

AIR FRYER TIPS
Always check the manufactures instructions on operating your model of air fryer.
Do not place the air fryer on any wood cutting boards or anything flammable.
Preheat for 3-5 minutes to heat the element for even cooking.
Do not use aerosols for greasing the basket. I prefer to oil the foods, but otherwise use a little olive or avocado oil in the basket.
BLANCHING
Blanch the beans in boiling water, steam or pan-fry; the choice is yours. Using an ice bath retards the cooking process and keeps the beans bright in colour and al dente. They are just as delicious cold as they are warm.
STORAGE
Store any leftovers in the fridge for up to 4 days.
REHEATING
Reheat any beans in the microwave or air fryer until warmed through.
FREEZING GREEN BEANS
Freeze the beans preferably before frying but otherwise, they can be frozen after cooking. To reheat; defrost overnight and gently heat in a pan or microwave.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 105kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 3gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 108mgPotassium: 136mgFiber: 2gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 386IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 71mgIron: 1mgMagnesium: 22mgNet Carbs: 3g
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