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A piece of Air Fryer Blackened Tofu on a fork, cut to reveal its pillowy center

Air Fryer Blackened Tofu

  • Author: Meatless Makeovers
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Pressing Tofu: 30 min.
  • Cook Time: 20 min.
  • Total Time: 25 min.
  • Yield: 4 Servings (24 pieces) 1x
  • Category: Appetizer, Entree
  • Method: Air Fryer
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


A flavorful appetizer or entree that’s crispy on the outside and pillowy on the inside. This Air Fryer Blackened Tofu is healthy yet indulgent!



Blackened Seasoning:

Air Frying:

  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil


  1. Remove the tofu from its package and transfer it to a tofu press. Additionally, if you do not have a tofu press, wrap the tofu brick in paper towels and place a heavy dish or pan on top. Allow to press for 30 minutes. 
  2. While the tofu is being pressed, preheat the air fryer to 400° F. 
  3. Once the tofu has pressed, cut the brick into 1 inch by 1 inch squares. 
  4. Combine the seasonings into a reusable or plastic bag. Add the tofu and shake to coat the tofu completely. 
  5. Carefully place the coated tofu squares into the preheated air fryer. Allow them to cook for 20 minutes total. Check the tofu every 5 minutes and flip after 10 minutes. Depending on your air fryer and taste, cooking time may vary. Enjoy!


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