Marinate tofu in your favorite salsa and then roast it in the air fryer. Serve it over an easy salad and serve. It’s a vegan’s answer to grilled chicken salad and only 2 ingredients needed
Prep Time 10minutes
Cook Time 15minutes
Marinating Time 30minutes
Total Time 55minutes
Author Healing Tomato
COSORI Air Fryer
Zip loc bag
1/2blockextra firm tofuIf you can find superfirm, use that.
2cupsalsaDon't use chunky. I used keto-friendly salsa
Press the whole tofu (see notes)
Cut half of the tofu block and save the rest for future use
Make 4 slices out of the tofu.
Place the tofu in a zip loc bag and add salsa
Spread the salsa so that it covers all the tofu. Set it aside for 30 Min
Place the marinated tofu in your air fryer tray
Set your Air Fryer to 350°F (176°) and time to 15-18 minutes depending on your text preference. Start it
Once done, remove it immediately from the air fryer.
Let it cool before chopping it and topping on salad
**** Calorie information is approximate.
Be sure to extra firm tofu or even super firm tofu. It absorbs salsa better.
Marinate the tofu in the salsa for at least 30 minutes to 1 hour. Less time for marination means a rubbery tofu.
The type of air fryer you use can change your tofu texture. I used COSORI Air Fryer Max XL 5.8QT.
Top it on any salad you make because it will make that salad so much better. But, you can also eat it by itself. I ate it right out of the air fryer the first time I made it.
If you don't have an air fryer, you can grill it stove top, on an outdoor grill or even in the oven.
I would love it if you used an organic or a homemade salsa. For this air fryer tofu, I used a homemade salsa (recipes coming someday, lol).
My favorite store bought salsa is Saucy Gourmet Salsa. It's made with all natural ingredients and tastes sooo good. I get it from Publix. I am not affiliated with them in any way, just a huge fan girl. To find it near you, Saucy Gourmet has a store locator on their site.
If you like your tofu to be a little crispy, keep it in air fryer for 18 Minutes at 350°F (177°C). For a softer tofu, keep it for 15 Minutes.
I prefer sliced tofu over cubed. You can do cubed tofu too, just make sure ever cube is coated in the salsa.
Watch the video for how I recycle the zip loc bag for future use.