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Air-fryer crispy tofu recipe

Air-fryer crispy tofu recipe

30 ratings

This crispy tofu is great as an addition to noodle dishes and rice bowls or can be eaten as a side with the dipping sauce. See method

  • Serves Serves 2
  • 5 mins to prepare and 17 mins to cook
  • 292 calories / serving
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian


  • 280g pack The Tofoo Co extra firm tofu, drained and cut into 1-2cm cubes
  • 1 tbsp cornflour
  • ¼ tsp white pepper
  • pinch chilli flakes
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp vegetable oil​
  • chopped fresh coriander, to serve (optional)
  • chopped fresh coriander, to serve (optional)
  • 1 tbsp runny honey
  • 1 tsp rice wine vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    13g 19%
  • Saturates

    2g 10%
  • Sugars

    10g 11%
  • Salt

    2.3g 39%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 16.7g Protein 24.2g Fibre 3.1g


1. Preheat the air-fryer to 200°C.

2. Pat dry the drained tofu and put into a bowl. Sprinkle over the cornflour, white pepper, chilli flakes and sesame seeds and season with salt and black pepper. Toss well until coated, then drizzle over the oil, tossing to coat.

3. Put the tofu pieces into the air-fryer, well-spaced. Cook for 15 mins, shaking every 5 mins, until golden and very crisp.

4. For the sauce, put all the ingredients into a heat-safe bowl and microwave for 1-2 mins, stirring regularly, until steaming. Mix well and set aside to cool. Serve alongside the crispy tofu bites or drizzle over and toss to glaze if you prefer.

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