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Air Fryer Tofu

You will love this easy air fryer tofu! It's packed with flavor and it's incredibly crispy while being so much lower in fat than deep-fried tofu. And it's ready in only 20 minutes! 
Course Appetizer, Entrées
Cuisine American
Diet Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings 4 servings
Calories 165kcal
Author Sina


  • air fryer


  • 21 oz extra-firm tofu
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 4 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 inch piece fresh ginger
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon paprika powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika powder
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • red pepper flakes


  • Cut the tofu into cubes. 
  • Make the tofu marinade. In a large bowl, add all of the ingredients for the marinade and stir well. 
  • Add the tofu cubes and stir well. 
  • If you've got enough time, let the tofu marinade for about 10-20 minutes for a deeper flavor. If you're short on time, just let it marinade for a minute and then move on to the next step. 
  • Set your air fryer to 350 °F and air fry the tofu for 12-15 minutes. Shake the pan occasionally to promote even cooking. 
  • Serve the air fryed tofu immediately with vegan mayonnaise or aioli or with a salad. 


  • Stored in an airtight container in the fridge, the tofu lasts about 3-4 days. Just pop it back into the air fryer for about 5 minutes to reheat it. 
  • Make sure to use extra-firm tofu for this recipe. The less water the tofu has the crispier it will get. 
  • For even crispier tofu, press the tofu for 30 minutes before cutting it up.  


Calories: 165kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1100mg | Potassium: 267mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 2mg