air fried tofu

Crispy Air Fryer Tofu

Skip the loads of oils and air fry your tofu with this Crispy Air Fryer Tofu recipe. It’s the perfect way to achieve a healthier tofu option for salads, tacos, ramen, or eating as-is!

Prep: 10Cook: 20Total: 30 minutes
Yield 4 servings 1x


  • 1 block extra firm tofu
  • 1 tbsp avocado oil
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 tsp arrowroot powder
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper


  1. Press tofu for at least 30 minutes. I place mine on a plate with a dish towel under it. then I add paper towels on top, and use a stack of books or pans to press it down. You can also use a tofu press. This helps get out most of the liquid.
  2. Cut tofu into bite size pieces and then add to a large bowl.
  3. Add in the avocado oil and sesame oil and toss.
  4. Add in remainder of the ingredients and then toss tofu to coat completely.
  5. Place in air fryer in even layer. Air fry for 16-20 minutes at 400F or until golden brown.
  6. Serve!
Author: ErinCategory: vegan, vegetarian, lunch, dinnerMethod: air-fryerCuisine: AmericanDiet: Gluten Free