Welcome to how to make bruschetta in the Airfryer. A delicious quick lunch, dinner or supper in the Airfryer. If you want to learn how to make bruschetta then this is the Airfryer recipe for you.
You can’t live on the Mediterranean and not adore Italian food. In fact you can live pretty much anywhere on planet earth and not love Italian food as it just so, so delicious.
I love pizza, pasta and can’t turn down some meatballs. I also love garlic spinach, risotto and of course the way the Italians cook a cabbage bake. I am also addicted to my local Italian Pizza Buffet too. And don’t get me started by how delicious Italian bread is.
Quite often at home we will be cooking Italian food.
The pan will always start with some onion, garlic and olive oil and then we will decide on the spare of the moment, exactly what Italian food we are about to cook.
For example tomorrow we are hitting the beach and are making a delicious tuna pasta to take with us as part of our beach picnic. We will also be having leftover bruschetta from tonight and we will have a great day out.
The sun will be shining, the kids will be playing with their footballs and the ocean will be beautiful and clear, perfect for the adults to do some watersports.
Oh wait mother living in fantasyland alert – I have 2 under 3s and they never let me sleep through the night. So more likely that I will not have the energy to move, let alone hire a pedalo!!!
My ideal day out is all about a reminder of how much I love the slow paced Mediterranean way of life.
Back in July, we celebrated 9 years living in the Algarve and we wanted to celebrate it with some delicious bruschetta. After all it is one of those simple suppers to make with fresh ciabatta bread, fresh tomatoes, fresh garlic and plenty of Mediterranean cheese.
As soon as I said to the kids that we were having this for dinner they were all excited. They too love the flavours of the Mediterranean and you can see that their noses are on full alert as our kitchen smells of fresh garlic and tomatoes.
This morning Dominic headed out to the supermarket and bought a really big ciabatta roll for us all to share. We then chopped it into pieces and made bruschetta in the Airfryer. There is very little preparation involved, so in between making our picnic for the beach for the next day, we made this lovely Airfryer Bruschetta.
If you are new to your Airfryer or have the new Airfryer Grill Pan and you want to try it out, then I thoroughly suggest that you give bruschetta a go. It’s something different to do with your bread and so delicious.
Plus if you are after even more bread recipes in the Airfryer then check these ones out too:
- Airfryer Turkey Stuffed Bread
- Five Cheese Pull Apart Bread
- Pizza Hut Bread Sticks
- Airfryer Banana Bread
- Welsh Rarebit
What Is Bruschetta?
A bruschetta is popular starter from Italy. It consists of fresh Italian grilled bread with fresh garlic rubbed into it. It is topped with olive oil, fresh tomatoes and salt and pepper.
It is also commonly served with basil, onion or cheese on top.
Outside of Italy the most common topping is basil and mozzarella. Though there are many other varieties too.
In Tuscany in November each year, it is called “Fettunnta” and it is usually served with just olive oil and garlic so that you can taste the first oil of the season.
Here in Portugal (which is also on the Mediterranean) we have fresh bread served with garlic carrots and fresh olives. Or in some restaurants it will also include a pot of local sardine pate. It has been popular for a number of years and we couldn’t imaging visiting a Portuguese restaurant and it not starting like this.
Or over the border in Spain the starter for a meal is always fresh bread with amazing Spanish Alioli.
Between Spain, Portugal and Italy it is hard to decide which country has the best Mediterranean start to the meal, one thing is for sure, it is a bread lovers paradise.
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- Thinly dice the fresh tomato into small pieces and season well with oregano and salt and pepper.
- In a small mixing bowl add together the garlic puree and the olive oil. Add in the seasonings, give a quick mix and put to one side.
- Slice up the ciabatta into medium slices and then using a pastry brush, brush one side with the garlicky, oily mix.
- Cook in the Airfryer in the Airfryer Grill pan with the oil side down for 4 minutes at 180c/360f.
- Using tongs turn it over and then decorate the other side with the cheese, then the tomatoes and then the fresh basil.
- Cook in the Airfryer for a further 2 minutes at 200c/390f.
- Serve immediately while still warm.
In my version I am using garlic, olive oil, herbs, cheese and tomato. It is how I have always been taught how to make it and it’s my favourite way. The easiest way to do a bruschetta is to mince the garlic first into puree and then mix it with the olive oil. It then is so easy to spread on the bread. If you don’t have time to mince the garlic then you can buy it ready minced as puree.
How To Make Bruschetta Recipe Podcast
We also have created a short version of the recipes into a Podcast. We have loaded it up onto our Itunes account and it is great for a quick download and then you can save it to your phone and then have it in your kitchen with you as you cook.