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This Bang Bang Tofu recipe is sweet, spicy, and loaded with flavor! A great vegan, dairy free, high protein dinner that is ready in 30 minutes.

You can serve this bang bang tofu over rice or lo mein noodles, or make a delicious bang bang tofu bowl with your favorite vegetables!

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We are all about sweet and spicy tofu lately – especially when it’s crispy and cooked to perfection! This air fryer bang bang tofu recipe is a delicious way to get more plant based protein in your life. 

The bright and flavorful sauce is perfect to drizzle over fresh and crispy tofu, straight out of the air fryer. This recipe has been on repeat for us lately – we love the amazing flavors which make a perfect dinner.

This Bang Bang Tofu Recipe Is:

  • Bright
  • Crispy
  • Fresh
  • Flavorful
  • Ready in under 30 Minutes
  • High in plant based protein
  • Vegan, dairy free, and SO good!
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Easy Air Fryer Tofu Recipes

This bang bang tofu (air fryer) is what I call an Easy Weeknight Meal – which is on your table in about 30 minutes.  These quick and simple recipes are perfect for those nights when you want a healthy homecooked meal but don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen.

Browse all our Easy Weeknight Meals, that are great for the whole family. From soups and stews, to pastas and proteins – a healthy meal can be on your table in no time.  Even faster than ordering takeout!

What’s In This Vegan Bang Bang Tofu?

Be sure to visit the recipe card below for full ingredient amounts and recipe instructions!

  • Tofu – I like using a extra firm tofu for this recipe.
  • Garlic Powder: Also a major pantry staple ingredient that gets used in our house daily! I love this garlic powder and add it to a lot of recipes that I would use fresh garlic in too.
  • Montreal Steak Spice: Our favorite spice blend,  probably the one we use most in our home! Montreal Steak Spice is a blend of garlic, pepper, salt, oregano, crushed pepper flakes, and a little dill for an amazing flavor.
  • Smoked Paprika: give an additional depth of flavor to this dish.
  • Corn Starch: the secret to thicken the sauce at the end, it really makes a difference. I like Anthony’s brand organic corn starch best.  I use it weekly to make crispy potatoes and tofu!
  • Rice vinegar: I love rice vinegar, I always keep this seasoned vinegar stocked in my pantry!
  • Maple Syrup
  • Fresh Lime Juice
  • Fresh Parsley
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One of the BEST Pantry Tofu Dinner Recipes

This crispy bang bang tofu recipe is a fantastic pantry-staple meal!  It uses almost all ingredients you would have in your dry pantry or cupboards – most of which you probably have on hand. Keeping a well-stocked pantry makes it easy to come up with delicious and healthy meals using a few staples you can rotate. 

I made a list of my Top 125 Plant-Based Pantry Staples that always keep stocked.  By stocking up on healthy whole ingredients you can cook delicious recipes without a trip to the store!

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How Do I Make Bang Bang Tofu Vegan?

For the Tofu

  1. Toss all tofu ingredients in a bowl, and mix until the tofu is well coated in the corn starch and spices.
  2. If air frying the tofu, place tofu in air fryer basket, and bake at 370 for 26 minutes, shaking the basket half way.

If baking the tofu, place on a sheet pan covered in parchment paper. Bake at 400 degrees for 40 minutes, flipping halfway during the cooking time.

For the Sauce

  1. Add all sauce ingredients to a blender, except the parsley.  Blend on low speed until all ingredients are well combined. Transfer the sauce to a bowl and top with parsley.
  2. Once tofu and sauce are finished, you can either dip the tofu directly into the sauce. Or mix the sauce and tofu until it is coated, and enjoy.

Tofu Recipes In 30 Minutes!

This bang bang tofu is ready in about 30 minutes if you use the air fryer, and about 45 minutes if you use the oven. While the tofu is air frying/baking, you can blend the sauce and multitask.

Everything will be ready at once. Cook up some rice in the rice cooker, and you have a delicious and flavorful meal ready in no time!

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Other High Protein Vegan Tofu Recipes We Love!

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Crispy Tahini Tofu Wraps (Vegan, Nut Free)

Vegan Low Carb Breakfast Sandwich with Plant-Based Scrambled Eggs

Vegan Butter Tofu Recipe (High Protein, Dairy Free)

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Bang Bang Tofu

Bang Bang Tofu in the Air Fryer is sweet, spicy, and loaded with flavor! A great vegan, dairy free, high protein dinner that is ready in 30 minutes.
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 4 minutes
Cook Time 26 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 307 kcal

Ingredients
  

For the Tofu

  • 1 16-ounce block extra firm tofu
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon Montreal steak spice
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 tablespoons corn starch
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

For the Bang Bang Sauce

  • 1 12 ounce block tofu or 1 1/2 cups vegan mayo
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons Sriracha
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 lime juiced
  • Paprika and parsley for garnish

Instructions
 

For the Tofu

  • Toss all tofu ingredients in a bowl, and mix until the tofu is well coated in the corn starch and spices.
  • If air frying the tofu, place tofu in air fryer basket, and bake at 370 for 26 minutes, shaking the basket half way. (Oven Recipe In Notes Below)

For the Sauce

  • Add all sauce ingredients to a blender, except the parsley.  Blend on low speed until all ingredients are well combined. Transfer the sauce to a bowl and top with parsley.
  • Once tofu and sauce are finished, you can either dip the tofu directly into the sauce. Or mix the sauce and tofu until it is coated, and enjoy.
  • Tofu Recipes In 30 Minutes!
  • This bang bang tofu is ready in about 30 minutes if you use the air fryer, and about 45 minutes if you use the oven. While the tofu is air frying/baking, you can blend the sauce and multitask. Everything will be ready at once. Cook up some rice in the rice cooker, and you have a delicious and flavorful meal ready in no time!

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Notes

Oven Directions

If you don’t have an air fryer and want to make crispy tofu – toss together the ingredients for the tofu above, place on a sheet pan covered in parchment paper. Bake at 400 degrees for 40 minutes, flipping halfway during the cooking time.

Nutrition

Calories: 307kcalCarbohydrates: 20gProtein: 16gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 7gSodium: 66mgPotassium: 213mgFiber: 1gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 62IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 188mgIron: 3mg
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