Toasted Sesame Tofu in the Air Fryer

Toasted Sesame Tofu in the Air Fryer

This tofu dish is easy and flavorful! Tossed in a tangy dressing rich with the flavors of honey, toasted sesame seeds, and soy sauce, this dish make a hearty supper if served over rice.
Cook Time15 minutes
Course: Main Course
Keyword: Tofu


  • air fryer


  • 2 (14-oz.) pkg. extra-firm tofu, drained and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/4 cup fresh orange juice (from 1 orange)
  • 2 tablespoons lower-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 tsp. honey
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 tsp. toasted sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon rice vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons chopped scallions
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds


  • Place tofu on a plate lined with several layers of paper towels; cover with additional paper towels and a second plate. Place a weight on top. Let stand 30 minutes. Coat tofu with cooking spray.

    Place half of the tofu in single layer in air fryer basket. Cook at 375°F or 190°C for about 15 minutes until crispy and golden brown. Flip tofu cubes over halfway through cooking.

    While waiting for tofu to be cooked, whisk together orange juice, soy sauce, honey, sesame oil, rice vinegar, and cornstarch in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, whisking constantly, until sauce thickens, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.

    Toss tofu with soy sauce mixture in a plate. Sprinkle with scallions and sesame seeds.


Flip them over at half way cooking time
Prepare rice and top with tofu for a perfect meal for lunch or dinner

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