Sesame Ginger Tofu | Air Fryer Tofu Recipe

You can made tofu in your air fryer! This recipe for sesame ginger tofu uses a quick marinade with sesame oil, and soy sauce as its base to create a perfect crispy tofu to add to noodle bowls, salads or wraps.

This sesame ginger tofu crisps up perfectly using the air fryer and is ready for salads, noodle bowls, rice and more. #vegan #glutenfree #airfryer #airfryerrecipe

I know there are a lot of people out there that have a love/hate relationship tofu.  I am definitely no different. Don’t get me wrong, I really love tofu but it has to be cooked the right way.  

To me, the best kind of tofu is the kind that gets CRISPY. That is why I love this air fryer sesame ginger tofu.

I really did not want to like my air fryer. I was so hesitant about another gadget taking up space on my small counter top. But I’m smart and I asked for one as a gift so that I didn’t feel bad if I hated it.  

Well, my only regret is that I didn’t buy a BIGGER one myself!

Having this tiny convection type oven around to crisp up literally everything has changed my kitchen game by allowing me to be able to get crispy food on the table QUICK.

What is an air fryer? An air fryer cooks food using convection with dry heat using air circulation that gives food a crispy fried texture. This best air fryer guide will help you choose which air fryer to buy as well as air fryer cooking tips and how to buy an air fryer. #airfryer #airfryerrecipes #recipes

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How to Make Air Fryer Tofu

Once you open your tofu, press out any additional liquid or moisture with a paper towel or tofu press. 

Slice your toful into even cubes then toss in the marinade and let it sit for about 30 minutes.

Place your tofu on a greased air fryer basket and set temp and time for 20 minutes making sure to flip or shake the basket every 5-7 minutes to make sure it is cooking evenly. 

What kind of Tofu Can I Air Fry?

Tofu in the air fryer will work best with dry firm pieces.  Use only firm tofu or extra firm tofu in your air fryer and make sure all of the liquid is pressed out or absorbed with a paper towel. 

Sesame Ginger Tofu Marinade:

This sesame ginger tofu is marinated in some simple ingredients before heading to the air fryer:

Use your choice of:

And Also

  • Roasted Sesame Oil
  • Rice Wine Vinegar
  • Ground Ginger

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This sesame ginger tofu crisps up perfectly using the air fryer and is ready for salads, noodle bowls, rice and more. #vegan #glutenfree #airfryer #airfryerrecipe

 Sesame Ginger Tofu

This sesame ginger tofu crisps up perfectly using the air fryer and is ready for salads, noodle bowls, rice and more. #vegan #glutenfree #airfryer #airfryerrecipe

Sesame Ginger Tofu

You can made tofu in your air fryer! This recipe for sesame ginger tofu uses a quick marinade with sesame oil, and soy sauce as its base to create a perfect crispy tofu to add to noodle bowls, salads or wraps.
4.34 from 3 votes
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Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 94kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 block Extra Firm Tofu pressed
  • 2 tbsp Soy Sauce Coconut Aminos or Tamari
  • 2 tbsp Roasted Sesame Oil
  • 1 tbsp Rice Wine Vinegar
  • ¼ tsp Ground Ginger

Instructions

  • Press tofu by removing as much moisture as possible with paper towels or tofu press.
  • Cut into 1” cubes
  • To a large bowl, add tofu cubes plus all remaining ingredients.
  • Toss tofu in marinade and let sit for 30 minutes.
  • Grease your air fryer basket to avoid sticking.
  • Add marinated tofu to air fryer and cook at 375 for 20 minutes making sure to toss or shake the basket halfway through so tofu cooks evenly.
  • Store tofu in airtight container in fridge for up to 5 days.
  • Toss in airfryer at 375 for 5-10 minutes to reheat.

Nutrition

Serving: 1/2 cup | Calories: 94kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 6g

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