RecipeAir Fryer Miso Tofu

Nutrition Facts
Amount per Serving
  • Calories: 130
  • Protein: 9 g
  • Total Fat: 5 g
    • Unsaturated Fat: 5 g
    • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 12 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3 g
  • Total Sugar: 6 g
    • Natural Sugar: 2 g
    • Added Sugar: 4 g
  • Sodium: 460 mg

You will become a tofu-natic with this easy recipe. Tofu is a plant-based protein with a neutral flavor that soaks up any marinade you toss it with. In this recipe, I use miso paste (you can find it in the refrigerated section of the market) along with garlic, ginger, soy sauce, rice vinegar, and a dash of brown sugar… is your mouth watering yet? These bite-size gems become golden on the outside with a tender middle thanks to the handy-dandy air fryer. While most of my air-fryer recipes can be converted for the oven, this one is only air-fryer-friendly.

This dish makes miso happy!

  • Prep time
  • Total Time
This recipe makes about 40 pieces (4 servings)
  • • 14-ounce extra firm tofu
  • • 2 Tablespoons miso paste
  • • 2 Tablespoons rice vinegar
  • • 1 Tablespoon soy sauce
  • • 1 Tablespoon brown sugar
  • • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • • ½ teaspoon ginger powder
  • • 1 Tablespoon cornstarch

    To prep tofu: Slice 14-ounce tofu block in half lengthwise, so you halve two large 1-inch thick pieces. Lay both slices on a clean, dry kitchen towel next to each other, and cover with another towel (or a stack of layered paper towels) and place something heavy on top, such as a cutting board, textbook or skillet. (I like to cover the top towel with a cutting board and then place a skillet or textbook on top). Let tofu sit undisturbed to drain for 20 to 40 minutes.  Cut drained tofu into 1-inch cubes and pat them dry with paper towels.

    In a medium mixing bowl, blend together the miso, rice vinegar, soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic and ginger to create a smooth batter. Next, blend in the cornstarch until it’s completely dissolved and no lumps remain. Add the drained tofu pieces and gently toss to fully coat.

    Mist the air fryer basket with nonstick oil spray and set the temperature at 400. Add the tofu to the basket, ensuring the pieces are spaced out and not overlapping. You may need to cook the tofu in two batches, depending on the size of your air fryer. Mist the tofu tops with oil spray and cook for 10 to 13 minutes, shaking the basket occasionally. Check at the 10-minute mark, and if you’d like them toastier, continue air-frying for a few extra minutes.

    Serve your miso tofu with a side of roasted veggies, or add them to a stir-fry, or toss them on top of a salad and dig in!

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