Crispy tofu recipe in a white bowl - This vegan air fried tofu tastes like it's straight from the deep fryer (while being way lower in fat).
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Crispy Air Fried Tofu

No cornstarch needed to make this deliciously crispy tofu recipe! This vegan air fried tofu tastes like it's straight from the deep fryer (while being way lower in fat).
Course Side Dishes
Cuisine American
Keyword air fried tofu, air fryer tofu, crispy tofu
Diet Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Low Carb, Vegan, Vegetarian
Time 45 minutes or less
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 212kcal
Author Sarah Bond

Ingredients

  • 1 16-oz block extra-firm tofu 453 g
  • 2 Tbsp soy sauce 30 mL
  • 1 Tbsp toasted sesame oil* 15 mL
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil 15 mL
  • 1 clove garlic minced

Instructions

  • Press: Press tofu for at least 15 minutes, using either a tofu press or by setting a heavy pan on top of it, letting the moisture drain. When finished, cut tofu into bite-sized blocks and transfer to a bowl.
  • Flavor: Combine all remaining ingredients in a small bowl. Drizzle over tofu and toss to coat. Let tofu marinate for an additional 15 minutes.
  • Air Fry: Preheat your air fryer to 375 degrees F (190 C). Add tofu blocks to your air fryer basket in a single layer. Cook for 10 to 15 minutes, shaking the pan occasionally to promote even cooking.

Notes

  • *You can sub the sesame oil for olive oil if needed.
  • Curious about which air fryer is right for you? We rounded up the best air fryers here.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 212kcal | Carbohydrates: 5.2g | Protein: 16.5g | Fat: 15.7g | Saturated Fat: 2.3g | Sodium: 465mg | Potassium: 260mg | Fiber: 2.4g | Sugar: 0.2g | Calcium: 530mg | Iron: 2.9mg