Crispy Tofu "Stir-Fry"

This easy stir-fry recipe is healthier than most--instead of actually frying the tofu, make it in your air-fryer instead! It'll be just as crispy as frying it oil, but much healthier for mixing with veggies and rice.

Crispy Tofu Stir-Fry
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Total Time:
40 mins


  • 6 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce

  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil

  • 1 14 ounce pkg. firm, tub-style tofu, drained, patted dry, and cut into 1-inch cubes

  • 2 tablespoon cornstarch

  • Nonstick cooking spray

  • 1 medium onion, cut into thin wedges

  • 1 ¼ cup bite-size strips red sweet pepper

  • 1 cup fresh snow or sugar snap pea pods, trimmed

  • 3 tablespoon rice vinegar

  • 2 tablespoon honey

  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger

  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper

  • 2 cup hot cooked brown rice


  1. Preheat an air-fryer to 400°F. In a large bowl stir together 1 Tbsp. of the soy sauce and the sesame oil. Add tofu; toss gently to coat. Sprinkle with cornstarch; toss gently to coat. Lightly coat air-fryer basket with cooking spray. Place tofu in prepared basket; cook 10 minutes. Stir gently. Cook 10 minutes more or until tofu is golden and crispy. Remove from basket.

  2. Coat onion, sweet pepper, and pea pods with cooking spray; add to basket. Cook 5 minutes or until crisp-tender.

  3. Meanwhile, for sauce, in a small saucepan stir together remaining 5 Tbsp. soy sauce, vinegar, honey, ginger, and crushed red pepper. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, 5 minutes or until reduced to 1/2 cup.

  4. In a serving dish toss tofu and vegetables with sauce. Serve with rice.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

319 Calories
7g Fat
51g Carbs
14g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 319
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 846mg 37%
Total Carbohydrate 51g 19%
Total Sugars 17g
Protein 14g
Vitamin C 60.4mg 302%
Calcium 222mg 17%
Iron 2.8mg 16%
Potassium 412mg 9%
Folate, total 59.4mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.4mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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