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Peanut Tofu

Peanut Tofu Noodle Bowl

Air fried peanut tofu bowl with soba noodles in a raw mango avocado sauce. Crispy caramelized edges and soft center piled up over the most luscious tropical noodles. Quick, easy and oil free!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword plant based, tofu, vegan,
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Press tofu 2 hours
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 368kcal
Author Florentina


Peanut Sauce:

  • 2 tbsp creamy peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 3 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder


  • 1 tsp black sesame seeds
  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes, to taste
  • 1 scallion, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves


  • Drain the tofu and wrap it in a tea towel. Set on a plate and place a heavy pot or skillet on top. Press if for a couple of hours or prepare a day in advance. 
  • While to tofu is pressing prepare the mango sauce.
  • Use your hands and tear the tofu into 1 inch irregular pieces. Pat dry again with a tea towel and transfer to a bowl.
  • Season the tofu with a pinch of sea salt and sprinkle with the tapioca. Gently toss to coat. Arrange on a parchment lined baking sheet fit for the air-fryer. 
  • Air fry the tofu at 400”F for 15 minutes flipping it half way. 

Make the Peanut Butter Sauce:

  • In a small bowl whisk together the peanut butter, soy sauce, maple syrup, vinegar and garlic powder until smooth and creamy. 
  • Transfer the sauce to a skillet and cook over medium flame until thickened and sticky, about a minute or so.
  • Add the air-fried tofu to the sauce and toss to coat well all over. Hit it with a squeeze of fresh lime.
  • Serve on top of soba noodles tossed in mango avocado sauce and sprinkle with the sesame seeds, scallions and cilantro. 



  • To make it gluten free make sure to use gluten free tamari in the sauce and replace the soba noodles with rice noodles or coconut rice


Calories: 368kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 1104mg | Potassium: 187mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 195IU | Vitamin C: 1.7mg | Calcium: 287mg | Iron: 3.3mg