Sweet and Sour Tofu

This Sweet and Sour Tofu is a delicious vegetarian dinner recipe made with crispy tofu, onions, bell peppers and pineapple in a tangy sweet and sour sauce! 


Remember that Crispy Air Fryer Tofu recipe I shared recently? Here is a delicious way to put it to use! The crispy tofu tastes amazing coated in the tangy sweet and sour sauce and paired with onions, peppers and pineapple! 


Why Should I use air fryer tofu for this recipe? 


If you haven’t checked out my Crispy Air Fryer Tofu recipe you are missing out! The tofu comes out perfectly crispy and takes only 15 minutes in the air fryer. It is perfect in this recipe, the crispy outer coating clings to the sweet and sour sauce creating a sort of glaze on the tofu that is absolutely delicious! 

Also, you can make the tofu in the air fryer while you are making the sauce and sautéing the onions, peppers and pineapple! This ability to double-task makes it a quick and easy dinner! 

If you don’t have an air fryer I would highly suggest getting one! But until then, you can make this recipe with baked or pan fried tofu as well. 



How to Make the Sweet and Sour Sauce 


The sauce is simple, made from pantry ingredients you almost certainly already have on hand! It’s a mixture of Ketchup and Honey (the “sweet”) and White Vinegar (the “sour”) along with a variety of spices and some corn starch to help it thicken. 

All you have to do to make the sauce is combine the ingredients and whisk them together. Then pour the sauce into the skillet to coat the vegetables, pineapple and tofu! 


How to Serve Sweet and Sour Tofu


I prefer to serve this recipe with plain white rice, the dish is very flavorful, so pairing it with something simple makes sense. You could also serve it with brown rice, quinoa or skip the grain and serve it on it’s own.

I like to top mine with toasted sesame seeds and some diced green onions. These garnishes add a nice little crunch, I highly recommend adding them if they appeal to you! 


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Sweet and Sour Tofu

  • Author: Laura
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


This Sweet and Sour Tofu is a delicious vegetarian dinner recipe made with crispy tofu, onions, bell peppers and pineapple in a tangy sweet and sour sauce!



1 batch crispy air fryer tofu

1/2 cup ketchup

2 tbsp white vinegar

2 tbsp honey

1 tsp ground ginger powder

1 tsp onion powder

1 tsp garlic powder

1/2 tsp salt

1 tbsp olive oil

1 small yellow onion, large chopped

1 small red onion, large chopped

1 red bell pepper, large chopped

1 yellow bell pepper, large chopped

3 large cloves garlic, crushed

2 cups fresh pineapple, cubed

1/2 cup cold water

1 tbsp corn starch


Prep a batch of Air Fryer Tofu

While the tofu is cooking the in air fryer, in a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the ketchup, white vinegar, honey, ginger powder, onion powder, garlic powder and salt, set aside

Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat, add the onions and peppers, sauté 3-4 minutes

Add the garlic, sauté 2-3 more minutes

Add the pineapple

In a small bowl, whisk together the cold water and corn starch until the corn starch is dissolved

Pour the cornstarch mixture into the sauce mixture you made earlier, whisk to combine

Pour the sauce into the skillet, mix to coat vegetables and pineapple

When the air fryer tofu is ready, add it to the skillet and toss to coat with sauce

Serve with rice and a sprinkle of sesame seeds and green onions (optional)

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Air Fryer

Keywords: #tofu, #airfryertofu, #sweetandsourtofu, #vegetariandinners

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