Air Fryer Tofu Buddha Bowl

Air Fryer Tofu Buddha Bowl

Originally posted on August 25, 2017. Updated with new images and process shots.

I don’t know about you, but I’ve never been the biggest fan of tofu. Mainly because of the texture. It’s got a weird quality to it that I just don’t usually prefer. But I tell you what… Tofu and air fryers are a match made in heaven! I would typically recommend baking tofu to achieve the crispiness that I like, but air fryer tofu has outdone it for sure. Plus, this Air Fryer Tofu Buddha Bowl recipe has a sauce that’s pretty much drinkable with a straw! And I’m sure you already know how perfectly air fryers make crisp-tender veggies. Yeah, I think it’s safe to say this is a winner!

 

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Tofu buddha bowl in white bowl with glass of water.

 

The Process

Block of tofu on white paper towels.

Place tofu on several paper towels.

 

Tofu wrapped in paper towels topped with small plate.

Wrap tofu in a several paper towels and set a plate on top to press out excess liquid.

 

Sesame oil and soy sauce marinade in mixing bowl.

Add sesame oil, soy sauce, molasses, lime juice, and Sriracha to a large bowl and whisk until incorporated.

 

Block of tofu cut into small cubes.

Once dry, unwrap tofu and cut into very small cubes (about 100 pieces).

 

Small cubes of tofu marinating in mixing bowl.

Add tofu to the sauce and let marinate for 5­-10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

 

Prepped carrots, red bell peppers, and broccoli florets on white plate.

While tofu is marinating, prep veggies.

 

Uncooked cubes of marinated tofu in air fryer.

Coat air fryer with your choice of oil. Remove tofu from bowl and add to air fryer basket, leaving all marinade in bowl. Cook tofu at 370 degrees F for 15 minutes, shaking basket every 5 minutes.

 

Broccoli, carrots, and red bell peppers marinating in mixing bowl.

Meanwhile, add broccoli, carrots, and bell pepper to bowl with marinade and mix well every few minutes.

 

Raw baby spinach in pan seasoned with salt and pepper.

Also, while tofu is cooking, cook spinach on the stovetop…

 

Sautéed spinach in pan.

…just until wilted, making sure not to overcook.

 

Crispy tofu in air fryer basket.

Once tofu is done, remove from air fryer and set aside.

 

Cooked veggies in air fryer basket.

Then add vegetables to air fryer basket, again leaving marinade in bowl. Cook vegetables for 10 minutes, giving the basket a good shake every few minutes.

 

Tofu buddha bowl in large white bowl.

In a large serving bowl – begin to build your Buddha Bowl. First add cooked quinoa (or rice), then spread the cooked veggies evenly. Next add the cooked spinach, and finally the tofu. Pour over remaining marinade and garnish with sesame seeds. Enjoy!

 

 

And this Air Fryer Tofu Buddha Bowl is the AMAZING result…

Tofu buddha bowl in white bowl.

 

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Tofu buddha bowl in white bowl.

Air Fryer Tofu Buddha Bowl

Slightly sweet, savory and packed with protein, this air fryer tofu Buddha bowl is the perfect complete meal.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer, vegan
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 236kcal
Author: Gary White

Ingredients

  • 14 oz. extra firm tofu
  • 2 Tbsp. sesame oil
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 3 Tbsp. molasses
  • 2 Tbsp. lime juice
  • 1 Tbsp. Sriracha
  • 1 lb. fresh broccoli florets only
  • 3 medium carrots peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper thinly sliced
  • 8 oz. fresh spinach sautéed with olive oil and garlic
  • 2 cups cooked quinoa or brown rice

Instructions

  • Wrap tofu in a several paper towels and set a plate on top to press out excess liquid. Once dry, unwrap tofu and cut into very small cubes (about 100 pieces).
  • Add sesame oil, soy sauce, molasses, lime juice, and Sriracha to a large bowl and whisk until incorporated.
  • Add tofu to the sauce and let marinate for 5­-10 minutes, stirring occasionally. While tofu is marinating, prep veggies.
  • Coat air fryer with your choice of oil. Remove tofu from bowl and add to air fryer basket, leaving all marinade in bowl. Cook tofu at 370 degrees F for 15 minutes, shaking basket every 5 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, add broccoli, carrots, and bell pepper to bowl with marinade and mix well every few minutes.
  • Also, while tofu is cooking, cook spinach on the stovetop, just until wilted, making sure not to overcook.
  • Once tofu is done, remove from air fryer and set aside. Then add vegetables to air fryer basket, again leaving marinade in bowl. Cook vegetables for 10 minutes, giving the basket a good shake every few minutes.
  • In a large serving bowl - begin to build your Buddha Bowl. First add cooked quinoa (or rice), then spread the cooked veggies evenly. Next add the cooked spinach, and finally the tofu. Pour over remaining marinade and garnish with sesame seeds. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 236kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 731mg | Potassium: 926mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 9730IU | Vitamin C: 108.5mg | Calcium: 131mg | Iron: 4mg

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4 Comments

  • Reply
    Katie
    January 27, 2018 at 5:44 pm


    Great recipe!

  • Reply
    Jarman
    March 5, 2018 at 6:33 pm


    Indescribably delicious. Even without the sauce.

    • Reply
      Chef Gary
      March 6, 2018 at 10:10 am

      Well, thanks so much for an amazing review! Glad you enjoyed it.

  • Reply
    Faith
    January 9, 2019 at 8:15 pm


    Thabk you for recipe! Super easy and healthy, we just made it with our airfryer. Highly recommend. Gracias!

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