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Air Fryer Tofu
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5 from 18 votes

Air Fryer Tofu

Crispy on the outside, chewy and soft inside, this air fryer tofu is a delicious snack, but it also makes a great addition to salads, stews, wraps and curries.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time17 mins
Course: Appetizer/Snack/Meal
Cuisine: gluten-free, Indian, nut-free, Vegan
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword: Air Fryer Tofu
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 37kcal


  • 16 oz super firm tofu (or extra firm tofu. Squeeze out the water from the extra firm tofu)
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp paprika (or cayenne, which will add more heat than paprika)
  • 1 tsp garlic powder (or 1 tsp grated garlic)
  • ½ tsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • Salt to taste


  • Cut the tofu lengthwise into four slabs, then cut each slab into 12 cubes.
    Tofu cubes on a chopping board
  • Place the tofu and all marinade ingredients in a bowl, toss to mix. You can air-fry the tofu rightaway or, if you have the time, let it stand for 30 minutes.
    Tofu with marinade ingredients in a blue and brown bowl
  • Place the tofu in a single layer in the air fryer basket, with a bit of space between each cube, and insert it in the air fryer. You might need to do this in two batches..
    Photo of tofu cubes in air fryer basket before baking
  • Air-fry the tofu for 12 minutes at 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Halfway through air frying remove the basket and toss the tofu cubes around. This is not absolutely necessary but it helps ensure the tofu cooks evenly.
    Air fryer tofu step-by-step process photos
  • Serve the air-fried tofu as a snack with a creamy mayo or other dipping sauce, or toss it into stews, curries, wraps, salads and more.


Calories: 37kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 36mg | Potassium: 105mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 123IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg