Ginger Soy Air Fryer Tofu

You’re going to love this vegan and gluten free recipe for Ginger Soy Air Fryer Tofu! It’s crispy on the outside with the most mouthwatering sauce!

I’ve been having so much fun playing around with my air fryer. I made these chicken thighs (omg so juicy and amazing) and have been working on some other appetizers but I really wanted to make a vegetarian main dish. 

Ginger Soy Air Fryer Tofu

Since tofu has always been a a weeknight favorite for us, I really wanted to make a recipe that was hands down the best tofu ever. Not only that, but I wanted to take it up a notch and make it even better than takeout. 

So this tofu is crispity crunchy on the outside, soft on the inside, and has the most mouthwatering sauce, I can’t even deal. Plus it’s the easiest to prep! Shake the tofu ingredients, fry them up. Do some whisking when you’re frying. Basically done. 

Ginger Soy Air Fryer Tofu

So if you want to check out some air fryers, here are some good ones. I have a ZenChef. It’s more affordable and has served me well. I also saw SkinnyTaste just came out with her own air fryer which is pretty amazing! This Philip’s air fryer has also had great reviews, though it’s a bit more on the pricey side. 

Cut the tofu in slices. Lay the tofu in the center of a clean thin dishtowel and gentle press to remove excess moisture. Cut the rectangles into 8 squares.

Place the squares in a large bowl or a large ziploc bag. Add the arrowroot flour, garlic powder, smoked paprika, cumin, and salt. Toss or close and shake the bag until the tofu is completely coated. 

Ginger Soy Air Fryer Tofu

Spray the basket of the air fryer with avocado oil spray and place the cubes in a single layer. Spray the tops of the tofu with avocado spray. Set the air fryer at 350F for 10 minutes. After the 10 minutes, use a spatula to toss the tofu. Arrange back in a single layer across the basket and cook for another 15 minutes at 350F. 

While the tofu is frying, whisk together the tamari, coconut sugar, agave nectar, avocado oil, grated ginger, garlic powder, ground pepper and sesame seeds in a large bowl. 

When the tofu is done frying. place in the bowl with the sauce and toss. 

Plate the tofu, drizzle with any sauce remaining in the bowl. Sprinkle with additional sesame seeds and chopped scallion. 

Ginger Soy Air Fryer Tofu

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Ginger Soy Air Fryer Tofu

  • Author: Lindsay// The Toasted Pine Nut
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 15 min
  • Total Time: 25 min
  • Yield: 4 1x

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You’re going to love this vegan and gluten free recipe for Ginger Soy Air Fryer Tofu! It’s crispy on the outside with the most mouthwatering sauce!


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Ingredients

Tofu:

  • 14 oz. extra firm tofu
  • 1/4 cup arrowroot flour
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • avocado oil spray

Gingery Soy Sauce:

  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce or tamari
  • 2 tablespoons coconut sugar
  • 2 tablespoons agave nectar (honey or maple syrup works)
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder (or 12 cloves garlic)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1 teaspoon white sesame seeds
  • 1 scallion, chopped for garnish

Instructions

  1. Cut the tofu in slices. Lay the tofu in the center of a clean thin dishtowel and gentle press to remove excess moisture. Cut the rectangles into 8 squares.
  2. Place the squares in a large bowl or a large ziploc bag. Add the arrowroot flour, garlic powder, smoked paprika, cumin, and salt. Toss or close and shake the bag until the tofu is completely coated.
  3. Spray the basket of the air fryer and place the cubes in a single layer. Spray the tops of the tofu with avocado spray. Set the air fryer at 350F for 10 minutes. After the 10 minutes, use a spatula to toss the tofu. Arrange back in a single layer across the basket and cook for another 15 minutes at 350F.
  4. While the tofu is frying, whisk together the tamari, coconut sugar, agave nectar, avocado oil, grated ginger, garlic powder, ground pepper and sesame seeds in a large bowl.
  5. When the tofu is done frying. place in the bowl with the sauce and toss.
  6. Plate the tofu, drizzle with any sauce remaining in the bowl. Sprinkle with additional sesame seeds and chopped scallion.

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