Vegan Recipes

Air Fryer Crispy Tofu

Craving a crunchy and satisfying snack or a versatile protein option for your meals? Look no further than this Air Fryer Crispy Tofu recipe. Using the magic of the air fryer, you can achieve perfectly golden and crunchy tofu without the need for excessive oil. This plant-based delight is not only delicious on its own but also makes a fantastic addition to salads, stir-fries, or wraps. Discover the simplicity and deliciousness of Air Fryer Crispy Tofu that’s sure to become a staple in your plant-based cooking repertoire.

Full Recipe:


  • 1 block (14 oz) extra-firm tofu, pressed and cubed
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce or tamari
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • ONE teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Cooking spray or a small amount of oil for spraying


  1. Press Tofu:
    • Press the block of tofu to remove excess water. You can use a tofu press or wrap the tofu in a clean kitchen towel, place it on a plate, and top it with a heavy object. Press for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Prepare Marinade:
    • In a bowl, whisk together soy sauce or tamari, rice vinegar, sesame oil, garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika, and black pepper.
  3. Marinate Tofu:
    • Cut the pressed tofu into bite-sized cubes. Place the tofu cubes in a bowl, add the cornstarch, and toss until evenly coated. Pour the marinade over the tofu and gently toss to coat each cube. Let it marinate for at least 15-20 minutes.
  4. Preheat Air Fryer:
    • Preheat your air fryer to 400°F (200°C) for 5 minutes.
  5. Arrange Tofu in Air Fryer:
    • Lightly spray the air fryer basket with cooking spray. Place the marinated tofu cubes in a single layer in the basket, leaving space between each cube for even crisping.
  6. Air Fry Tofu:
    • Air fry the tofu at 400°F (200°C) for 15-20 minutes, shaking the basket every 5 minutes to ensure even cooking. The tofu should be golden brown and crispy on the outside.
  7. Serve Warm:
    • Once the tofu is crispy and golden, remove it from the air fryer and let it cool for a few minutes. Serve the Air Fryer Crispy Tofu warm as a snack or as a protein-packed addition to your favorite dishes.
Nutrition Facts (Per Serving – Makes about 4 servings):
  • Calories: 150
  • Fat: 9g
  • Protein: 14g
  • Total Carbohydrates: 6g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1g
  • Sugars: 0g
  • Net Carbs: 5g

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