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air fryer tofu
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Air Fryer Tofu

Spicy and crispy air fryer tofu with five simple ingredients is flavorful and versatile. Thought you didn't like tofu? You've got to try this recipe. Serve as an appetizer, add to your salad or buddha bowl, or mix it into your vegetable stir-fry. There are so many ways you can enjoy this recipe!
Prep Time45 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer tofu, crispy tofu, spicy tofu
Servings: 4
Calories: 132kcal

Equipment

  • Air Fryer

Ingredients

  • 16 oz block of extra firm tofu
  • 2 tbsp low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp sriracha

Instructions

  • Press Tofu-Use a tofu press, or line a plate with paper towels. Place block of tofu on top and place more paper towels on the top of the tofu so that the tofu is sandwiched between paper towels.Place a heavy pan on top of the tofu with 3-4 heavy cans on top of the pan. Allow to sit for 30 minutes.
  • When tofu is pressed slice into 1 inch cubes.
  • Mix soy sauce, olive oil, garlic, and sriracha in small bowl. Pour over tofu. Allow to marinate for 15-30 minutes. Flip tofu halfway through marinating time to make sure all sides soak up the marinade.
  • Place tofu in air fryer basket in a single layer. Don't overcrowd. Bake for 10 minutes at 375 F. Toss at the 5 minute mark.

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Notes

  1. To make gluten free eliminate soy sauce and use tamari.
  2. Be sure to press tofu before air frying.
  3. To make oil free eliminate olive oil and use rice wine vinegar.

Nutrition

Calories: 132kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 287mg | Potassium: 14mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 142mg | Iron: 2mg