Crispy air fryer tofu with coconut grains
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Crispy air fryer tofu with coconut grains

Traditionally you would need to deep-fry tofu to get a crisp finish but the air fryer cuts out the need for this, giving perfect results every time. 

For tips on cooking safely with your air fryer, go to the method tab.

VeganVegetarianHealthyHigh protein1 of your 5 a day
  • Serves2
  • CourseMain meal
  • Prepare10 mins
  • Cook20 mins
  • Total time30 mins

Ingredients

  • 115g baby leaf spinach
  • 220g pouch Tilda Coconut Super Grains
  • 100g frozen edamame beans
  • 1 lime, zest and juice, plus extra wedges to serve
  • 1/4 x 25g pack coriander, chopped
  • sweet chilli sauce, to serve (optional)

Tofu

  • 225g firm tofu
  • 1 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 25g cornflour
  • ½ tsp garlic granules
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp onion granules

Method

  1. Cook the edamame beans on the hob according to pack instructions. Put the kettle on to boil. Make a pouch out of foil just large enough to sit inside the air fryer basket. Put the spinach in a colander then pour over just-boiled water; leave to stand for 5 minutes, then drain well, squeezing out any excess water. Put in a mixing bowl with the grains, lime zest and juice; mix well. Spoon into the foil pouch and wrap well to seal tightly. Heat the air fryer to 200ºC and cook the pouch for 9 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, press the tofu between 2 sheets of kitchen paper to remove any excess moisture then cut into bitesized cubes. Mix together the soy sauce and sesame oil and toss the tofu cubes in the mixture. Sift together the cornflour and spices with a pinch of salt and spread over a plate. Add the tofu and toss to coat in the cornflour mixture. Shake well to remove the excess.

  3. Remove the pouch from the air fryer but keep it sealed. Put the tofu cubes in a single layer in the base of the air-fryer basket (you can line with a sheet of baking parchment) and cook for 10 minutes at 200ºC, turning the cubes halfway. Divide the grains and edamame beans between 2 plates and scatter with the coriander. Top with the crispy tofu bites and serve drizzled with sweet chilli sauce.

Cook’s tip

Customer safety tips 

  • Follow manufacturer’s instructions and advice for specific foods
  • Pre-heat the air fryer to the correct temperature
  • If cooking different foods together, be aware that they may require different times and temperatures
  • Spread food evenly – do not overcrowd pan/chamber 
  • Turn food midway through cooking 
  • Check food is piping/steaming hot and cooked all the way through 
  • Aim for golden colouring – do not overcook
  • Use a food thermometer/probe to check temperature: more details here
  • Check out the FSA webpage for further advice: www.food.gov.uk

Nutritional

Typical values per serving when made using specific products in recipe

Energy

2,183kJ/ 522kcals

Fat

26g

Saturated Fat

6.8g

Carbohydrates

40g

Sugars

4.8g

Fibre

9.9g

Protein

28g

Salt

1.8g