Where are my vegan & plant-based eaters at?! This one is for you! Every time I post a meat-based recipe, someone asks for more plant-based content. And, I’m here for it all. I love a good Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken but love a good air-fried tofu bowl as well. Variety is the spice of life, right? Plant-based or not, these air fryer sriracha tofu bowls will not disappoint. The combination of sauces, with a little heat from the sriracha, makes this meal extra delicious. This is a perfect all-in-one bowl for any meal.

We’ve been focusing on educating all of you wonderful runners to eat enough protein throughout the day. And, for many of us – this can be hard. For runners eating more plant-based, sometimes this task is even more difficult. We know we need more protein per meal when we are eating plant-based proteins to fully recover our muscles from training. Enter tofu – and when it is prepared the right way, it is a great addition to any meal. Tofu takes on the flavors of what it is cooked with, and in this case, it is a slightly spicy, soy sauce.

We toss the tofu in a quick sauce of soy sauce + sriracha + sesame oil before air frying. This locks in some serious flavor. Your tofu will look the picture below before cooking.

Toss that tofu in the air fryer – crisp it up. And then, add some teriyaki sauce to finish things off. Promise if your tofu skeptics will be intrigued by this one!

Customize your bowl for your specific needs. If you are in the midst of training and need extra carbs, scale up the rice. If you need a bit more protein to hit your goals, take a look at my notes following the recipe because you may want to double the recipe, or just the tofu – or add another protein source on the side. If you are in the off-season, add more veggies.

Air Fryer Sriracha Tofu Bowls

Servings 2


  • 14 oz extra-firm tofu drained & pressed
  • 2 tbsp tamari or soy sauce
  • 4 tsp sriracha divided
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp teriyaki sauce
  • 2-3 cups broccoli roasted or steamed
  • 2-3 cups rice cooked


  • Press water out of tofu by placing the block between a towel & applying light pressure. You can do this for 1 minute or 10 minutes - whatever you have time for. The longer you press, the firmer the texture. Feel free to put a heavy pan or can on top of the towel so you can walk away and chop your broccoli.
  • Cut tofu in half horizontally. You are making the blocks thinner. Then, cut the entire block into 16 pieces, 4 slices in each direction. You now have 32 pieces of tofu.
  • In a medium bowl, mix together tamari or soy sauce, 2 tsp sriracha & sesame oil. Toss the tofu in the sauce.
  • Heat air fryer to 375℉. Spray your pan with oil. Lay tofu evenly on the pan. Cook for 10-12 minutes, turning once.
  • In another medium bowl, mix 2 tsp sriracha & teriyaki sauce. Add cooked tofu and toss in this sauce.
  • Assemble your bowl with ½ tofu, rice & broccoli.


Other Thoughts: I rarely see people eating enough tofu in a sitting to meet their protein needs. ½ block of tofu is 18 gm protein, which may still not be enough for you at a meal. Add more tofu or edamame to the bowl. Or, drink a glass of higher protein non-dairy milk on the side.
How to Use:
Athletes: Perhaps double the tofu recipe and make this into 3 meals! Adjust the rice to your current nutrition needs depending on your training.
Healthy Eating: Don’t let the recipe hold you back! Toss in any veggies you’d like.
Kids: This is a little spicy! If your kids don’t like that, I’d recommend leaving the sriracha out of the teriyaki sauce.