Sweet Sriracha Tofu in the Air Fryer

Sweet Sriracha Tofu made in the air fryer! It's a quick, easy, healthy weeknight dinner idea your family will LOVE! Air-fried is our new favorite way to eat tofu! // plantpowercouple.com

😍🎶 Air fried tofu, I love you-ouuuu! 🎶

This is a new song I’ve been singing in the kitchen lately. It all started after I finally learned how to make air fried tofu and my whole life changed.


See, tofu and I had a long hard road to get to the place we are now. Today, I love the stuff – fry it, grill it, saute it, turn it into quiche or cheese…gahh, I can’t get enough! 🙌🏻

But it wasn’t always this way. In fact, it took me at least 5 years of trial and error before I learned how to tame the tofu beast in my kitchen. But tame it I did, and many delicious dishes were made as a result.

And now, I’m adding a new cooking method (and easy recipe!) to my tofu arsenal: Air Fried Tofu with Sweet Sriracha Sauce!

Sweet Sriracha Tofu made in the air fryer! It's a quick, easy, healthy weeknight dinner idea your family will LOVE! Air-fried is our new favorite way to eat tofu! // plantpowercouple.com

I’m actually pretty surprised at myself with this one: It’s super delicious but also totally healthy.

What?!

I know; don’t you love when that happens?

Making air fried tofu is easy: just drain it, cube it, and toss it in your fryer basket. Cook it at 400F for about 10-20 minutes, stopping to shake the basket every five. That’s it!

If you don’t yet have an air fryer, feel free to saute or bake this tofu to your desired crispiness. Here’s a great tutorial for making it on the stove. 

If you’re looking for an air fryer or trying to decide if it’s a smart decision for you, I highly suggest checking out this one by Cook’s Essentials. I’m not big on having an excess of kitchen gadgets, but I have to say it’s hard to imagine life without our air fryer – especially now that I know I can make the best tofu ever with such little effort and no oil!

While the tofu is cooking, you’ll mix your sauce together in a small bowl – no fancy equipment required here, except a fork! 😋

Sweet Sriracha Tofu made in the air fryer! It's a quick, easy, healthy weeknight dinner idea your family will LOVE! Air-fried is our new favorite way to eat tofu! // plantpowercouple.com

The result is a killer mix of sweet and spicy sauce poured over cubes of tofu that are slightly crispy on the outside and so crazy meaty and tender on the inside.

You guys, you’re going to fall in love with this recipe just like we have!

Sweet Sriracha Tofu made in the air fryer! It's a quick, easy, healthy weeknight dinner idea your family will LOVE! Air-fried is our new favorite way to eat tofu! // plantpowercouple.com

This dish SO reminds me of the Chinese takeout dishes I love to order – only it took less time and certainly cost less. SCORE!

I even served it with brown rice and some steamed broccoli because…look how pretty!! 😍😍

Sweet Sriracha Tofu made in the air fryer! It's a quick, easy, healthy weeknight dinner idea your family will LOVE! Air-fried is our new favorite way to eat tofu! // plantpowercouple.com

Can I share a quick funny story with you?

When T and I first started dating (and eating massive amounts of Chinese takeout together…why do I feel like those two always go hand in hand?), he would totally call me out when I ate all the seitan out of my General Tso’s but left the broccoli.

“You know that’s food too, right?”

“What do you mean?”

“That broccoli you’re about to throw away…they don’t just put it there for show.”

*facepalm* That’s when it hit me I had legit been ignoring the broccoli in my Chinese takeout for my entire life, dismissing it as a garnish placed there only for show.

Interesting how my brain works like that, right?

But I digress. 😋

Other Vegan Air Fryer Recipes

Sweet Sriracha Tofu made in the air fryer! It's a quick, easy, healthy weeknight dinner idea your family will LOVE! Air-fried is our new favorite way to eat tofu! // plantpowercouple.com

The next time you’re hankerin’ for some takeout, try making this Air Fried Tofu with Sweet Sriracha Sauce instead! And when you do, tag us in your beautiful photos on Instagram (we’re @theplantpowercouple, with the ‘the’) or Facebook (just Plant Power Couple there). Happy cooking, Plant Power People!

Yield: 4 servings

Sweet Sriracha Tofu

This Sweet Sriracha Tofu made in the air fryer is the perfect easy weeknight dinner! You'll be shocked how quickly it comes together - definitely a great recipe to add to your regular arsenal!

15 minPrep Time:

15 minCook Time:

30 minTotal Time:

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Ingredients

  • 1 16-oz block extra firm tofu (drained)
  • steamed broccoli
  • cooked brown rice
  • For the sauce:
  • 2 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 Tbsp soy sauce (or tamari for GF)
  • 4 Tbsp sriracha
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tsp ginger, minced

Instructions

  1. First, preheat your air fryer to 400F and cut your tofu into 1/2 inch cubes.
  2. Add the cubed tofu to your air fryer basket and cook for 10-20 minutes or until it reaches your desired level of crispiness (I like it pretty crispy!), stopping to shake the basket every 5 minutes.
  3. Make the sauce: Add all the ingredients to a small bowl and mix with a fork until combined.
  4. Toss the air fried tofu in your sauce and serve it over rice with steamed broccoli. Enjoy!

Notes

We have (and really love) a Cook's Essentials air fryer . If you don't have an air fryer, feel free to bake or saute the tofu to crispy perfection!

This is also a great meal prep recipe. Make it on Sunday and store in the fridge for up to 5 days.

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Nutrition

Calories

1463 cal

Fat

35 g

Carbs

127 g

Protein

33 g
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Sweet Sriracha Tofu made in the air fryer! It's a quick, easy, healthy weeknight dinner idea your family will LOVE! Air-fried is our new favorite way to eat tofu! // plantpowercouple.com

12 thoughts on “Sweet Sriracha Tofu in the Air Fryer

  1. Oh my goodness! That air fried tofu looks goood. I think I need an air fryer, like yesterday! Also, I totally getcha.. it took me forever to actually 'like' tofu! :P It's an acquired taste for sure haha. Lovely recipe. Question - does your air fryer require any oil at all? Like even a little bit? Or is it completelyyy oil free? Thanks.
    1. You definitely do...even if it's just to fry tofu because OMG! lol. So glad you dig the recipe! We sometimes use a bit of oil with our air fryer, but you definitely don't have to. With this recipe in particular, I can't tell the difference between tofu we've brushed with oil and the oil-free batches.
  2. I made this tonight for dinner. It’s a keeper but my tofu got very tough and chewy I think I cooked it too long. (20 min at 400) what do you think? It’s the first time I’ve tried tofu in my air fryer.
    1. Yay, Jody! So glad you enjoyed the recipe. :) I would say try it at 350 next time, and be sure to check it and shake the basket every five minutes. That way, you can keep an eye on how it's progressing and pull it out once it reaches your optimal texture.

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