Air Fryer Mini Tofu Kyivs

  • 40MINS
  • 15MINS
  • Serves 3
  • 270KCAL

These Air Fryer Tofu Mini Kyivs are hiding a creamy, garlicky centre! Crisp and golden on the outside, our breadcrumb-coated tofu parcels make for a delicious slimming-friendly, plant-based dinner. Try them served with a fresh green salad!

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories270
  • Carbs14g
  • Protein22g
  • Fat13g
  • Saturates2.7g
  • Sugars0.7g

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Crisped up in your air fryer, these golden tofu parcels are oozing with a creamy, garlic and herb centre. It doesn’t matter if you’re vegetarian, vegan or simply cutting down on meat – tofu is such a great ingredient when you’re trying to eat slimming-friendly food. 

As well as being low-fat and low in calories, it’s easy to add into practically any dish that would traditionally include meat. It can be a little tricky to get to grips with preparing and cooking tofu, but as long as you use firm tofu and take the time to press it (to remove extra water) you’re onto a winner! 

We’ve used a dairy-free cream cheese to make our Air Fryer Tofu Mini Kyivs suitable for a wide range of dietary requirements, although you can easily swap this for a reduced-fat dairy cream cheese if you prefer (just be sure to work out any additional calories, if you’re counting). 

You’ll know these are ready to eat when the breadcrumb coating is crispy, golden, and your kitchen smells amazing from that garlicky filling! Serve with a simple side salad for a crowd-pleasing midweek dinner. 

Psst…you can also make this recipe in your oven! There’s a separate method for oven-baked Mini Tofu Kyivs here

What diets are these Air Fryer Mini Tofu Kyivs suitable for?

Our Air Fryer Mini Tofu Kyivs can be enjoyed on vegetarian, vegan and dairy-free diets. You can make them suitable for gluten-free diets, as long as you substitute the bread and stock pot for suitable gluten-free versions. 

If you’re cooking for people with allergies, please be extra careful when checking ingredients and preparing food!

Do you need any special ingredients to make Air Fryer Mini Tofu Kyivs?

It’s really important that you use firm tofu for this recipe. This will ensure your Kyivs hold their shape during preparation and cooking.

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Firm tofu is widely available in most supermarkets, and it can also be ordered online. 

You’ll need an air fryer if you want to follow this method! We love this Ninja Foodi with a generous 3.8 litre capacity. 

How many calories are in these Air Fryer Mini Tofu Kyivs?

There are 270 calories per portion in this Air Fryer Mini Tofu Kyivs, which means it falls into our Everyday Light category. 

This Air Fryer Mini Tofu Kyivs is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet, and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers. 

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

Step 1

Wrap the tofu in a tea towel or kitchen roll and press firmly on top with a frying pan for 30 minutes. This will remove the excess moisture.

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Step 2

Using a mini electric chopper or food processor, add the cream cheese, garlic, parsley and vegetable stock pot, whizz until the garlic and parsley are chopped and fully combined.

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Step 3

Scrape into a small bowl and pop into the freezer for 30 minutes until it is more firm.

Step 4

Once the tofu has been pressed, cut into 6 equal pieces. Using a sharp knife, cut a small square into the end of each piece of tofu. Remove the square piece and set aside, you will need this later. Use a small spoon to scrape a little more of the tofu from the inside of the block to create a pocket for the filling and discard.

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Step 5

Remove the cream cheese mixture from the freezer and spoon into the hole of each mini tofu block. Plug the holes with the saved square pieces from before. The filling should be now sealed inside each tofu block.

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Step 6

Using an electric chopper or food processor, whizz the bread into fine breadcrumbs. Prepare 3 bowls with the breadcrumbs, cornflour and coconut milk drink ready for dipping the tofu Kyivs.

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Step 7

Preheat the air fryer to 180°C.

Step 8

Dip each tofu block first into the cornflour, coating on each side, then into the coconut milk and finally into the breadcrumbs. Roll to coat on all sides and repeat with the rest of the tofu. Place each mini Kyiv into the air fryer basket.

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Step 9

Cook for 10-15 minutes until the breadcrumbs are golden brown. Serve with your choice of accompaniment.

Mini Tofu Kyivs - Pinch of Nom Slimming Recipes

What could I serve with these Air Fryer Mini Tofu Kyivs?

We love to serve these Air Fryer Mini Tofu Kyivs with a simple side salad. 75g of mixed salad will add 15 calories, taking the full meal to a total of 285 calories per serving. 

If you’re feeling hungry you could also add any of the following side dishes:

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How do you know when Air Fryer Mini Tofu Kyivs are cooked?

You should cook these Air Fryer Mini Tofu Kyivs until the breadcrumbs are golden brown. This will take around 10-15 minutes.

Here in the UK, the standard advice is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and maintained that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep you and your family safe! 

How long can you keep Air Fryer Mini Tofu Kyivs in the fridge?

Once you’ve put it out, ideally you should eat this dish within 4 hours.

If you allow any leftovers to cool, make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill.  

You can store any leftover Air Fryer Mini Tofu Kyivs in the fridge for around 1-2 days. Make sure that you allow them to cool before putting them in a container with a lid and chilling in the refrigerator. 

Can I freeze Air Fryer Mini Tofu Kyivs?

This recipe will taste best when it’s freshly made. We wouldn’t recommend freezing any leftovers as the breadcrumbs may become soggy. 

How do I reheat Air Fryer Mini Tofu Kyivs?

From chilled: Reheat in a moderate oven or your air fryer until piping hot throughout. 

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Air Fryer Mini Tofu Kyivs

These Air Fryer Tofu Mini Kyivs are hiding a creamy, garlicky centre! Crisp and golden on the outside, our breadcrumb-coated tofu parcels make for a delicious slimming-friendly, plant-based dinner. Try them served with a fresh green salad!
  • Prep Time
    40 MINS
  • Cook Time
    15 MINS
  • KCals 270
  • Carbs 14G

Ingredients

  • 400 g firm tofu
  • 10 g dairy-free cream cheese
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled and crushed
  • 2 g fresh parsley
  • ½ vegetable stock pot
  • 1 slice brown bread, approx. 28g
  • 1 tbsp cornflour
  • 1 tbsp dairy-free coconut milk drink
  • ¼ tsp onion granules
  • salt and pepper, to taste

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Instructions

  1. Wrap the tofu in a tea towel or kitchen roll and press firmly on top with a frying pan for 30 minutes. This will remove the excess moisture.
  2. Using a mini electric chopper or food processor, add the cream cheese, garlic, parsley and vegetable stock pot, whizz until the garlic and parsley are chopped and fully combined.
  3. Scrape into a small bowl and pop into the freezer for 30 minutes until it is more firm.
  4. Once the tofu has been pressed, cut into 6 equal pieces. Using a sharp knife, cut a small square into the end of each piece of tofu. Remove the square piece and set aside, you will need this later. Use a small spoon to scrape a little more of the tofu from the inside of the block to create a pocket for the filling and discard.
  5. Remove the cream cheese mixture from the freezer and spoon into the hole of each mini tofu block. Plug the holes with the saved square pieces from before. The filling should be now sealed inside each tofu block.
  6. Using an electric chopper or food processor, whizz the bread into fine breadcrumbs. Prepare 3 bowls with the breadcrumbs, cornflour and coconut milk drink ready for dipping the tofu Kyivs.
  7. Preheat the air fryer to 180°C.
  8. Dip each tofu block first into the cornflour, coating on each side, then into the coconut milk and finally into the breadcrumbs. Roll to coat on all sides and repeat with the rest of the tofu. Place each mini Kyiv into the air fryer basket.
  9. Cook for 10-15 minutes until the breadcrumbs are golden brown. Serve with your choice of accompaniment.

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