Easy Air Fryer Tofu Steaks Recipe

Air Fryer Tofu Steaks with hoisin sauce and sesame seeds recipe

If you’re seeking a mouthwatering vegan dish, look no further than Air Fryer Tofu Steaks. These flavorful tofu slices, crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, are sure to satisfy your taste buds. Let’s dive into how to make this simple yet delightful recipe. You can view my full collection of air fryer recipes here.


  • 1 block of extra firm tofu, drained and pressed
  • 1 tablespoon of cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons of low-sodium soy sauce
  • ¼ cup of Hoisin sauce
  • Optional garnishes: thinly sliced green onion and sesame seeds

Instructions: How To Make These Air Fryer Tofu Steaks

Prepare Tofu: Start by slicing the tofu into 10 equal slices.

tofu on wood cutting board with hand

Coat Tofu: In a large bowl, toss the tofu slices with cornstarch and soy sauce until they are evenly coated.

tofu in stainless steel bowl

Cook Tofu: Place the coated tofu slices in the air fryer basket and air fry at 390°F for 9-10 minutes, flipping halfway through. Alternatively, you can pan fry them with a little oil for 3-5 minutes per side until they turn golden brown.

tofu in air fryer

After air frying the tofu.

Air Fryer Tofu Steaks

Add Flavor: Once the tofu is cooked, transfer it to a clean bowl and toss it with Hoisin sauce until well combined.

Air Fryer Tofu Steaks with hoisin sauce

Serve: Garnish the tofu steaks with thinly sliced green onions and sesame seeds before serving. For an extra touch, you can cut them into bite-sized strips.

Air Fryer Tofu Steaks with hoisin sauce and sesame seeds

Tips & Tricks:


Can I use firm tofu instead of extra firm?

Yes, but keep in mind that firm tofu may not hold its shape as well during cooking.

Can I bake these tofu steaks instead of air frying or pan-frying?

Absolutely! Bake them at 400°F for 20-25 minutes, flipping halfway through.

How can I make this recipe gluten-free?

Simply use gluten-free soy sauce or tamari instead of regular soy sauce.

Air Fryer Tofu Steaks with hoisin sauce and sesame seeds recipe

Air Fryer Tofu Steaks

Crispy Air Fryer Tofu Steaks, glazed with hoisin sauce, sprinkled with sesame seeds and green onions. A delightful vegan dish ready in 15 minutes!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Appetizer, Main, Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Servings 4


Optional garnishes

  • 1 thinly sliced green onion
  • sesame seeds


  • Start by slicing the tofu into 10 equal slices.
  • Add tofu into a large bowl and toss with cornstarch and soy sauce until the pieces are evenly coated.
  • Air fry at 390 for 9-10 mins, flipping halfway. (OR pan fry with a little oil for 3-5 minutes per side.) 
  • Add the cooked tofu into a bowl and toss with hoisin sauce to combine.
  • Serve with a sprinkle of sesame seeds and green onions, and cut into bite sized strips if desired. Enjoy!
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

Conclusion: Air Fryer Tofu Steaks

In conclusion, Air Fryer Tofu Steaks are a delightful vegetarian option that’s quick and easy to prepare. With just a few simple ingredients and minimal effort, you can enjoy a satisfying and flavorful meal. Try this recipe today and elevate your tofu game!

6 thoughts on “Easy Air Fryer Tofu Steaks Recipe

  1. Elena says:

    5 stars
    Great recipe becoming a big fan of tofu and loving your recipes!!

    • spicyveganfood says:

      Thank you so much Elena! I’m so happy you are loving the tofu recipes. It’s so versatile eh! 🙂

  2. Fatima says:

    5 stars
    These tofu steaks were really simple and easy to make. I used a BBQ sauce with mine and then added some to my salad. Nice high protein meal

    • spicyveganfood says:

      Thank you Fatima! BBQ sauce makes protein taste SO delicious! such a smart idea 🙂 I’m so happy you liked this tofu steaks recipe

  3. Lauren says:

    5 stars
    Very nice recipe do you happen to know how long to cook these in an oven?

    • spicyveganfood says:

      Thank you so much! Yes these can be baked in the oven at 400 degrees for 25-30 minutes on a baking sheet. Flip the tofu steaks halfway 🙂 Let me know how you like it if you try it out! 🙂

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