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bruschetta on toasted bread on a cutting board

Air Fryer Bruschetta

Easy Air Fryer Bruschetta makes the perfect appetizer or side to any dish. With fresh tomatoes and basil, this bruschetta is healthy and delicious!
5 from 11 votes
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Course: Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: air fryer bread, air fryer recipe, basil, bruschetta, crostini, easy appetizer, easy side dish, fresh tomatoes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 4 minutes
Marinating Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 44 minutes
Servings: 14 pieces
Author: EmilyFabulous


  • Air Fryer
  • mixing bowl
  • basting/pastry brush


  • 1 medium crusty baguette
  • 6 medium tomatoes
  • 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil (plus more for brushing on bread)
  • 2-4 cloves garlic
  • 2 tbsplarge basil, sliced thin
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp red pepper flakes (optional)


  • Mince 2-3 garlic cloves and set aside. In a pan over medium-low heat, add 4 tbsp olive oil and allow the oil the heat up. Add the minced garlic cloves and cook quickly for about 1-2 minutes, just until you can smell the garlic and it becomes lightly browned. Be careful not to burn the garlic or it will be bitter. Remove the pan from the heat and allow the oil and garlic cool.
    garlic and olive oil heating in pan
  • While the garlic and oil are cooling, dice the tomatoes and slice up the basil into thin pieces (see tip below). Place the tomatoes, basil, vinegar, salt, and red pepper flakes into the bowl and toss together. Add the garlic and oil and toss to combine. Cover and place in the fridge to marinate for a minimum of 30 minutes to allow all of the flavors to combine.
    bruschetta ingredients
  • Preheat your air fryer at 375°F for 3 minutes. Cut the baguette into slices. Slice one of the garlic cloves in half and generously rub the top of each bread slice with the garlic.
    garlic slice being rubbed on baguette
  • Brush each slice with olive oil.
    sliced baguette with olive oil brushed on2
  • Place as many pieces in your air fryer basket that will fit with room in between (mine fit 5). Air fry for 3-4 minutes and remove to cool, there is no need to flip and toast both sides. 3 minutes gave the bread a nice crusty edge with just a hint of softness still in the middle. 4 minutes was a perfectly toasted and crispy slice.
    baguette after air frying for 4 minutes
  • Once all of the slices have been toasted, top each one with the tomato mixture and serve immediately. Enjoy!
    bruschetta on toasted bread on a cutting board



  • Always read the instruction manual that came with your Air Fryer and follow all safety guidelines.

Any nutrition calculations are only estimates using online calculators. Please verify using your own data.