Crispy Tofu Croutons are quick and easy to make in an air fryer. They make perfect, flavorful little chunks that are delicious topping a Ceasar Salad, or any salad! They’re quick to make and take just 12 minutes in an air fryer.
Click the link above for the recipe for the vegan Ceasar salad dressing. It’s really easy to make and adds so much taste!
Tofu in the Air Fryer
I was late to the air fryer club and only got one a few weeks ago. I LOVE it. It makes perfect, crispy tofu, roasted vegetables, and delicious French fries. I’ve used my oven very little since I got it, to be honest.
Crispy Tofu Croutons in Vegan Ceasar Salad
These croutons are perfect on a salad with Ceasar dressing.
How to Make Tofu Croutons
Making crispy, delicious tofu croutons is incredibly easy in an air fryer. Just toss the cubed tofu with some herbs and spices and air fry for just a few minutes. Done.
Start by Pressing and Cutting the Tofu
This works best with pressed tofu because the herbs and spices will stick better than they will to soggy tofu.
Sprinkle on a few herbs, spices, and just a dash of corn starch or arrowroot powder …
… and throw it in the air fryer for about 12 minutes. That’s it.
These are so good by themselves but are also great on any salad. I made a delicious Ceasar Salad Dressing and put these on top of a bowl of lettuce with carrots, olives, and avocado and a few vegan cheese shreds. Wow. Yum.
Crispy Tofu Croutons with Ceasar Salad
Crispy Tofu Croutons are quick and easy to make in an air fryer. They make perfect, flavorful little chunks that are delicious topping a Ceasar Salad, or any salad! They're quick to make and take just 12 minutes in an air fryer.
- 12 oz extra firm tofu pressed and cut into 1/2 inch cubes
- 1 tablespoon olive oil (if desired)
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon dried parsley
- 1 teaspoon nutritional yeast flakes
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1 teaspoon corn starch or arrowroot powder
- 1 batch Vegan Ceasar Salad Dressing
Start with a full block of extra firm tofu. First, press it using a tofu press or by placing it between two heavy plates. Press for a half hour to get much of the extra water out.
Cut the pressed tofu into 1/2" cubes and toss with a small amount of olive oil, if desired. This can be omitted if you'd like to be oil-free.
In a medium bowl, stir together the remaining ingredients until well combined. Add in the tofu cubes and stir to coat well.
Place on an airy fryer tray and evenly distribute the cubes. Air fry on 400 degrees F for about 12 minutes, stopping halfway to stir, if required.
Hello! I’m Lisa, a vegan artist, photographer, author, Vegan Life Coach Educator, and RYT 200 yoga teacher. I love showing others how simple and delicious a plant-based diet can be. I draw and paint, cook, write, take lots of pics, eat lots of chocolate, and practice gratitude daily.