Air Fryer Tofu

Air fryer tofu is a game-changer for anyone looking to enjoy the versatility and protein power of tofu with a delightful twist. This innovative cooking method utilizes super-heated air to create perfectly crispy tofu cubes, boasting a golden exterior and a creamy, flavorful interior.

Unlike traditional frying methods, air frying requires minimal oil, resulting in a healthier and guilt-free indulgence. Air fryer tofu is incredibly versatile, readily absorbing marinades and sauces, making it perfect for endless culinary creations.

Whether you crave a protein-packed salad topper, a flavorful stir-fry addition, or a satisfying vegan snack, air fryer tofu delivers an irresistible crunch and a satisfyingly savory experience.


  • 1 block extra-firm tofu (14oz), drained and pressed (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce or tamari
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon sriracha (optional, for spice)
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Pinch of salt and pepper


1. Press the tofu (optional): This step helps remove excess moisture, resulting in crispier tofu. Wrap the tofu in a clean kitchen towel or paper towels and place a heavy object (like a cast iron skillet) on top for 30 minutes.

2. Cut the tofu: Remove the tofu from the packaging and cut it into cubes (about 1 inch cubes).

3. Make the marinade: In a bowl, whisk together cornstarch, soy sauce, olive oil, sriracha (if using), garlic powder, salt, and pepper.

4. Coat the tofu: Add the tofu cubes to the marinade and toss gently to coat each piece evenly.

5. Air fry: Preheat your air fryer to 400°F (200°C). Arrange the tofu cubes in a single layer in the air fryer basket, making sure they don’t touch. It’s best not to overcrowd the basket, so cook in batches if necessary.

6. Cook the tofu: Air fry for 10-15 minutes, shaking the basket halfway through to ensure even cooking. The tofu is done when it’s golden brown and crispy on the outside.

7. Serve: Enjoy your crispy air fryer tofu immediately! You can serve it plain, with your favorite dipping sauce, or add it to salads, bowls, stir-fries, or any other dish you like.


  • For extra crispy tofu, let it cool slightly before serving.
  • You can adjust the seasonings to your taste. Try adding other spices like paprika, nutritional yeast, or onion powder.
  • If your tofu doesn’t seem to be crisping up, you can increase the cooking time by a few minutes.

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