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4 hot dogs in buns topped with sweet pepper relish

Air Fryer Hot Dogs with Sweet Pepper Relish

Juicy air fryer hot dogs with Jamaican sweet pepper relish, tomato, and avocado. Sweet and savory, this recipe is a perfect hot dog bar idea.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 56 mins
Total Time 1 hr 2 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Jamaican
Servings 8 people
Calories 399 kcal


For the Jamaican sweet pepper relish

  • 1 yellow bell pepper seeded, ribs removed, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper seeded, ribs removed, diced
  • 1 medium Vidalia onion diced
  • 1 large tomato seeded and diced
  • 2 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup cider vinegar
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • tsp ground clove
  • tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground Jamaican allspice
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper

For the hot dogs

  • 8 bun-length hot dogs
  • 8 hot dog buns preferably Hawaiian sweet bread
  • 2 avocados peeled, seeded, and diced
  • 1 large tomato seeded and diced


For the relish

  • Place the ingredients for the relish in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer 40 minutes. Refrigerate until use.

For the hot dogs

  • Heat the air fryer to 400°F.
  • Place 4 hot dogs in the basket of the air fryer and cook 4 minutes until heated through and toasty. Repeat with the remaining 4 hot dogs.
  • Transfer the hot dogs into the buns. Place 2-3 in the basket of the air fryer (allowing for air to circulate around the bread) and cook 2 minutes until the buns are warmed and lightly toasted. Repeat with the remaining dogs and buns.
  • Serve immediately topped with relish, diced tomato, and avocado.


The majority of the cook time is for the relish, which can be done in advance. Cooking the hot dogs is 12 minutes.
More hot dogs can be added to the air fryer basket to cook depending on the size of your unit, just be sure to allow air to circulate around them.
Cooking all 8 hot dogs at once may take another minute, and in this case I would also give the basket a shake mid-way.


Calories: 399kcal (20%)

Calorie count is purely an estimate calculated using an online application to serve as a guide and not to be taken as accurate nutritional information. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Keyword air fryer hot dogs, hot dog bar idea, Jamaican relish, sweet pepper relish
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