Homemade sweet and sour tofu that’s better than take-out! The pineapple gives it the perfect hint of sweetness, tanginess, umami, and extra flavor. Pair this easy tofu dish with rice and your favorite veggie! Great for meal prep, potlucks and family dinners.
Highlights of Sweet and Sour Tofu
This sweet and sour tofu in pineapple sauce is savory, sweet, tangy and a bit spicy! It reminds me of tropical weather and pairs well with a side of iced coconut water. I’ve always loved a great sweet and savory tofu but adding a tropical twist is genius. Make this for a loved on and watch them fall in love with this dish AND you!
Easy to make
Tips for the Best Tofu Texture:
Freeze packaged tofu and fully defrost before cooking. This texture is unreal and pretty similar to chicken. Make sure to press your tofu after defrosting or buy high protein tofu. Trader Joe’s has a great high protein tofu for $2.50. You can press your tofu after it has defrosted fully to make sure you get all excess liquid out.
Air fried tofu is the best tofu! Air fry at 390 F for 16-22 minutes (depending on how crispy you like it). Flip/mix every 7-8 minutes to cook evenly. Don’t have an air-fryer? You can also bake at 400 for 22-25 minutes also flipping every 7-8 minutes for best results.
PRO TIP: If you’re baking it use a silicone mat! This will help you achieve an ultimate level of crisp that you can normally only get using an air fryer. I have linked the one I have.
Tips and Substitutes:
Taste your pineapple and see how sweet it is. Adjust the amount of maple syrup depending on how sweet your pineapple is. You can always adjust sweetness after sauce is done as well.
Don’t have lemons? No problem! Try apple cider vinegar instead.
I know 1/4 cup sriracha seems like a lot but it ended up being very mild. This is something you can also adjust at the end or wait until the end to add to taste.