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Healthy Vegan Orange Tofu

  • Author: Aimee Wera
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servins 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Diet: Vegan


A simple, crispy, and flavorful healthy vegan and gluten free orange tofu dish that will keep you coming back for more!



Crispy Tofu

  • 2 blocks of firm tofu
  • 3/4 Tbsp Tamari (or soy sauce if not gf)
  • 3/4 Tbsp sesame oil
  • dash of garlic powder


  • 4 cloves of garlic minced
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp Tamari
  • 2 Tbsp rice vinegar
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 large naval orange juiced (about 1/3 cup juice)
  • 1 Tbsp + 2 tsp coconut sugar
  • 1 Tbsp truvia baking blend (or sweetener of choice)
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp cornstarch + 1 1/2 Tbsp water mixture
  • Optional: green onions and sesame seeds for garnish




  1. Drain the moisture from the tofu with paper towels. Press the tofu onto the paper towels until there is little to none left.
  2. Cut into small 1 inch by 1 inch cubes and transfer to a bowl.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients into the bowl and mix up the Tamari, sesame oil, and dash of garlic powder until it is evenly coated.
  4. Put in the air fryer at 400 and cook for 25-28 minutes shaking it every few minuted to ensure they cook evenly. If you like them very crispy then I would recommend cooking it on the longer end of that range. You may adjust this based on your air fryer.  
  5. When the tofu is done set aside.


  1. Mince the garlic and cook over a skillet at medium to heat. Roast this for a few minutes until the garlic starts to appear less white.
  2. Add the Tamari, rice vinegar, water, and juice from the orange.
  3. Add in the coconut sugar and truvia
  4. Mix the cornstarch and the water together in a small dish and add this mixture into the skillet with the other ingredients.
  5. Lower the heat to low and let the sauce thicken while it simmers. Mix the sauce with a fork for a few minutes as it thickens. 
  6. Add in the tofu and stir until it is evenly coated.
  7. Optional but recommended, add some veggies into the tofu and sauce mixture.
  8. Serve over steamed rice and garnish with green onions and sesame seeds.


*Air fryer times are estimated as they will vary by brand


  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 251
  • Sugar: 12
  • Fat: 11
  • Carbohydrates: 17
  • Fiber: 1
  • Protein: 21

Keywords: tofu, vegan, gluten free, orange tofu, healthy, low sugar