Airfryer tofu

bowl of airfryer tofu on marble bench with dipping sauce

Written by Liz

I’m Liz, I share recipes and easy substitutes to make plant-based living simple!

December 14, 2022


Airfryer Tofu

This airfryer tofu tastes so crispy, you'd never believe it's healthy, high in protein and uses very little oil!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people
Cost $6


  • 400 g extra firm tofu
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp cracked pepper


  • Press the tofu for 10 mins. You can do this by wrapping it in a clean non-fluffy tea towel (or paper towel) and placing a heavy object on top.
  • Cube the tofu into bite size pieces, transfer into a bowl. Add soy sauce and vegetable oil, stir to coat. Leave to soak for a few mins.
  • Add in the remaining ingredients and mix to coat.
  • Transfer tofu into your air fryer in a single layer, leaving a little bit of space around each piece so it gets super crispy. Set your air fryer to 200C/390°F. Cook for 5 minutes, shake the basket then continue to cook for a further 5 minutes (10 minutes cooking in total).
  • Serve immediately with condiments or dipping choices as desired - I suggest sriracha mayo!

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