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Crispy air fryer tofu with rice

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Make crispy air fryer tofu with a spicy peanut sauce and lots of vegetables for a vegan dinner that’s simple, but feels fancy! This tofu is super flavourful, crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. Also gluten-free and ready in under 30 minutes!


For the crispy air fryer tofu

  • 10 oz extra firm tofu
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce, or tamari

For the spicy peanut sauce

  • 1 cup soy yogurt
  • 3 tbsp peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp sriracha
  • 2 tbsp lime juice, (juice of 1/2 lime)
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, diced
  • 1 large yellow bell pepper, diced
  • 1 large onion, diced


  • Mixing bowl x 2
  • Air fryer


  • Press the tofu for at least 30 minutes if necessary. Or you can buy pre-pressed extra firm tofu.
  • Cube the tofu and mix it together with the paprika, maple syrup and soy sauce/tamari. Marinade for 30 minutes, or overnight.
  • Transfer the tofu to the air fryer basket and air fry for 10-15 minutes at 200 degrees C/400 F. Shake the air fryer basket half way through.
  • Meanwhile, prepare the sauce. Simply mix together the soy yogurt, peanut butter, sriracha and lime juice. Then, add the cherry tomatoes, bell pepper and onion and mix once again.


To make in the oven, line a baking tray with parchment paper and preheat the oven to 200 degrees C/350 F. Arrange the tofu cubes in a single layer on the baking tray, and bake for around 15 minutes, until perfectly crispy.
Calories: 210kcal, Carbohydrates: 23g, Protein: 13g, Fat: 9g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g, Monounsaturated Fat: 3g, Sodium: 1041mg, Potassium: 519mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 11g, Vitamin A: 1152IU, Vitamin C: 111mg, Calcium: 134mg, Iron: 2mg