Vegan Air Fryer Tofu Recipes

How to make delicious air fryer tofu that’s crispy on the outside, chewy and soft on the inside. You can snack on this tofu or toss it into salads, stews, curries, wraps and more. Recipe takes under 15 minutes from start to finish.

To make tofu crispy and delicious there really is no better way than to air fry it.

Air-frying tofu for just 12 minutes is enough to make it crispy on the outside while keeping it soft and chewy on the inside. This not only makes for a delicious interplay of textures when you snack on the tofu, it also helps the air-fried tofu soak up flavor from other ingredients when you toss it into curries, stews and more.

Making air fried tofu couldn’t be simpler or easier, and anyone can do it. All you need to do is season the tofu lightly with a few ingredients you likely already have in your pantry. Place it in a single layer in an air fryer basket, and let it cook for around 12 minutes. Open, and voila! You will never look the same way at tofu again. 🙂

Ingredients

  1. Super firm or high protein tofu (or extra firm)
  2. Cayenne or paprika
  3. Turmeric
  4. Garlic powder
  5. Lemon juice
  6. Vegetable oil
  7. Salt

Instructions

  • Cut the tofu lengthwise into four slabs, then cut each slab into 12 cubes.
  • Place the tofu and all marinade ingredients in a bowl, toss to mix. You can air-fry the tofu rightaway or, if you have the time, let it stand for 30 minutes.
  • Place the tofu in a single layer in the air fryer basket, with a bit of space between each cube, and insert it in the air fryer. You might need to do this in two batches..
  • Air-fry the tofu for 12 minutes at 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Halfway through air frying remove the basket and toss the tofu cubes around. This is not absolutely necessary but it helps ensure the tofu cooks evenly.
  • Serve the air-fried tofu as a snack with a creamy mayo or other dipping sauce, or toss it into stews, curries, wraps, salads and more.

Nutrition

Calories: 37kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 36mg | Potassium: 105mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 123IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg

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