Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

Tender asparagus is wrapped in juicy turkey bacon, cooked until crispy, and served with the most luscious lemon pepper tahini sauce. It's an easy side dish with minimal cook time, maximum flavor that's sure to wow all your dinner guests!













  • 1 lb. asparagus spears
  • 8 slices turkey bacon
  • 1/3 C natural creamy tahini
  • 1 lemon, juiced and zested
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 Tbsp water
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Spray the air fryer basket* with cooking spray and preheat to 400°F.
  2. Wash and trim the asparagus. Take one piece of bacon and wrap around the middle of 5-7 stalks of asparagus. (If you have thicker stalks, only do 3-5 stalks in one bundle.) Secure with a toothpick and repeat with the remaining bacon. You should have 8 asparagus bundles per pound.
  3. Working in batches, place bundles in a single layer in the air fryer basket, making sure not to overlap. Spray the tops with cooking spray and season with salt and pepper.
  4. Cook for 12-18 minutes until the asparagus is vibrant and the bacon is juicy and crisp.
  5. While the bacon-wrapped asparagus is cooking, make the tahini sauce. Combine the tahini, lemon juice, maple syrup, water, salt, and pepper and mix until smooth. For the best results, use a mason jar and shake to emulsify.
  6. Add some extra salt, pepper, and fresh lemon zest on top of the bacon asapragus and serve with the tahini sauce. Enjoy!


*See blog post instructions for how to cook in the oven.


Serving: 1 asparagus bundle with 2 Tbsp sauce / Calories: 92 / Fat: 7.5g / Saturated fat: 2.5g / Carbohydrates: 4.9g / Fiber: 2.8g / Sugar: 1.5g / Protein: 5.9g

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