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Crispy Air Fryer Tofu

Crispy Air Fryer Tofu is healthy, versatile and so easy to make!
Course Dinner, Lunch, Snack
Cuisine American, Western
Keyword Air Fryer Tofu
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 63kcal

Ingredients

Air Fryer Asian Tofu Wrap

  • 14 ounces (1 block) extra firm tofu
  • 2 tbsp Tamari soy sauce or regular soy sauce if not gluten free
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp  Sriracha sauce optional
  • 8 wraps or corn tortillas or large lettuce leaves
  • 1 green bell pepper deseeded and sliced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper deseeded and sliced
  • 1 1/2 cup shredded red cabbage
  • 2 tomatoes sliced
  • to serve: Avocado sauce, Sriracha sauce or Peanut sauce 

Air Fryer Tofu With Cornstarch

  • 14 ounces (1 block) extra firm tofu
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch corn flour
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp ground coriander
  • sea salt to taste

Instructions

Air Fryer Asian Tofu Wraps:

  • Slice tofu into pieces and set aside.
  • Prepare the marinade sauce by mixing tamari soy sauce, sesame oil, rice vinegar and Sriracha sauce (optional) in a bowl. 
  • Add tofu pieces and mix until they are all coated and let stand  for about 20 minutes.
  • Preheat the air fryer to 375F / 190C.
  • Place the tofu into the air fryer basket and cook for 12 minutes, turning a couple of times during cooking so that they cook evenly.
  • Remove tofu from the air fryer.
  • Spread out tortilla wraps or lettuce and add on as much of each vegetable as you would like, followed by the Air Fried Tofu.
  • Top with a generous dollop of the avocado sauce, Sriracha sauce, or an Asian Peanut Sauce.
  • Fold up the tortilla (or lettuce) and enjoy your delicious tofu wrap!

Air Fryer Tofu With Cornstarch:

  • Preheat the air fryer to 375 F / 190 C.
  • Mix the cornstarch (cornflour) with the spices and salt till combined.
  • Sprinkle the cornstarch mixture on the tofu. Or add the cornstarch into a Ziploc bag, add in the tofu pieces and shake till coated.
  • Place the tofu into the air fryer basket and cook for 12 minutes, turning a couple of times during cooking so that they cook evenly.
  • Remove and serve.

Instant Pot Tofu:

  • Slice tofu into pieces and set aside.
  • Prepare the marinade sauce by mixing tamari soy sauce, sesame oil, rice vinegar and Sriracha sauce (optional) in a bowl. 
  • Add tofu pieces and mix until they are all coated and let stand for about 20 minutes.
  • Make sure your Instant Pot is unplugged.
  • Add the tofu in a single layer inside the cooking basket, then place the basket over the trivet inside the Instant Pot stainless steel insert. 
  • Place the Crisplid over the Instant Pot and lower the handle.
  • Plug in the Crisplid and set the temperature to 375F / 190C.
  • Cook for 12 minutes, turning a couple of times during cooking so that they cook evenly.

Crispy Tofu In The Oven:

  • Preheat oven to 400F / 200C / 180 fan assisted / gas 6.
  • Mix the cornstarch with the spices and salt till combined.
  • Lightly spray the tofu with low calorie spray.
  • Sprinkle the cornstarch mixture on the tofu. Or add the cornstarch into a Ziploc bag, add in the tofu pieces and shake till coated.
  • Place the coated tofu on a lined baking tray and bake for 30 mins, turning halfway through or until as crispy as you like.
  • Remove and serve.

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Notes

Crispy Tofu Tips and Timings
  • Be sure the tofu is fully dry before sprinkling or mixing on the seasoning.
  • Make sure the tofu is coated evenly so all sides crisp up.
  • Remember that this recipe uses extra firm tofu. If your tofu is not extra firm, then press it to firm it up before using.
  • Do turn the tofu a couple of times during cooking so that they cook evenly.
What to Serve With Air Fryer Tofu
Pair up a portion of Air Fryer Tofu with any one of these delicious dishes:
Weight Watchers Points 
There are 0 Freestyle Points in a serving of this Crispy Air Fryer Tofu.

Nutrition

Calories: 63kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 63mg | Potassium: 164mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 245IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 1.3mg