These crispy tofu bites are great as a snack, a topping for a salad, or added to a stir-fry. You may have to cook these in two batches, depending on the size of your air fryer.

Recipe Summary

10 mins
15 mins
45 mins
1 hr 10 mins
4 servings


Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Place tofu onto a plate lined with several paper towels. Cover with more paper towels and another plate. Set a 3- to 5-pound weight on top and press tofu for 30 minutes; drain and discard any accumulated liquid and cut tofu into 1/2-inch cubes.

  • Combine soy sauce, olive oil, garlic, and sesame oil in a small bowl; mix well. Add tofu cubes and marinate for 15 to 20 minutes.

  • Preheat an air fryer to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).

  • Place tofu in a single layer in the air fryer basket.

  • Air fry for 5 minutes without shaking the fryer. Continue air frying, shaking occasionally, until browned, about 10 more minutes.

Nutrition Facts

122 calories; protein 9.2g; carbohydrates 3.2g; fat 8.9g; sodium 141mg. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
I liked this recipe, but I overcooked them. I'll definitely try again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
Delicious! I’ve made this a few times. These are crispier and lighter thank baked and certainly better than fried. You can even freeze your drained tofu for 24 hours for a chewier texture. These bites are delicious tossed in buffalo sauce or in your noodle bowl. No mess, lower in fat and calories than traditional methods! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
I liked this recipe, but I overcooked them. I'll definitely try again! Read More