Tofu Scramble

Quick and easy Tofu Scramble is a great way to start your day. This filling and hearty vegan meal is so nutritious and packed with flavors!

tofu scramble in a round plate with a glass of chai in the background

Breakfast is always a problem around here. I usually wake up quite hungry, unlike Sarvesh who is not hungry at all in the mornings.

Once I have my chai, I need a filling breakfast. Just some toast doesn’t usually cut it for me. I mean, I do eat toasts for breakfast but when I have the time, I like to make myself a nutritious and filling breakfast.

Top on my list these days in this Instant Pot Banana Oatmeal. It’s on repeat for weeks now, I love the convenience of it and also the fact that oats keep me really full until lunch. If I don’t eat a hearty breakfast, I end up munching on way too many things. So that’s another reason why I want to eat a good meal in the morning.

Other than the oatmeal, this tofu scramble has been another favorite. I love it as such or on the top of my toast. It’s really a great way to start your day.

I think I have mentioned this so many times but I am not a tofu fan. So whenever I am cooking with it, I go heavy on the flavors and seasonings. For example, this Thai Curry has so many flavors and I love the tofu there.

Similarly, for the tofu scramble, I add a lot of spices and veggies to make it as per my taste.

I also make a Indian style tofu scramble but this one isn’t really Indian. Maybe I will share the Indian style tofu scramble someday too. For now, let’s talk about this Easy 15 Minutes Tofu Scramble.

tofu scramble in a round plate with a glass of chai in the background

This Easy Tofu Scramble

✓ is vegan and gluten-free

✓ gets done in 15 minutes or less!

✓ is a great way to start your day

✓ makes a hearty and filling breakfast

✓ is high in protein

You can really get creative with this tofu scramble. Like you can add different spices or use different veggies. For this recipe, I used onion, garlic, pepper, tomato, green onion and kale. You may use mushrooms or even spinach would be nice.

And if you want to bump up the protein even further, how about adding some beans or chickpeas?

For the spices, I have used turmeric, cumin, smoked paprika and some red chili powder. You can add more spices as you prefer. I think some chipotle powder would be so good in here too.

This recipe generously serves 2 but more or less I end up eating this all by self. Because my better half doesn’t like (for the lack of better words) tofu and no matter how many seasonings I add, he chooses to stay away from it! *insert roll eyes*

tofu scramble in a round plate with a glass of chai in the background

Tell me what’s your favorite way to start your day? And if you bored of that same regular breakfast, I hope you give this tofu scramble a try. It’s really nutritious, so flavorful and makes a great meal.

In fact this also works well for lunch. I sometimes add sprinkle little nutritional yeast on top before serving, gives the scramble that cheesy taste. Just slice some avocados on the side or serve along with a toast and you have a got a good meal to go!

Method

Crumble tofu with your hands and set it aside.

1- Heat oil in a pan on medium heat. Once the oil is hot, add the onion, garlic and green onion to it. Saute for 2 minutes.

2- Then add the chopped tomato and saute for 2 more minutes.

3- Add in the chopped pepper and cook for 1 minute.

4- Now add the spices – turmeric, red chili powder, cumin and smoked paprika. Also add in the salt and mix until well combined.

tofu scramble recipe step pictures

5-  Add in the crumbled tofu to the pan. Use a potato masher to stir so that tofu crumbles and combines well with all the veggies and seasonings.

6- Add 1 tablespoon water if mixture looks little dry. Add chopped kale and stir for 1 minute.

7- Turn off the heat and cover the pan with a lid and let it be like that for 2 minutes.

8- Remove the lid and stir in fresh lemon juice.

tofu scramble recipe step pictures in a collage

Garnish tofu scramble with cilantro and serve. You may also sprinkle nutritional yeast on top before serving!

tofu scramble in a round plate with a glass of chai in the background

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Tofu Scramble

tofu scramble in a round plate with a glass of chai in the background
Manali
15 Minutes Easy Tofu Scramble is a great way to start your day! Packed with so much flavor, this hearty meal is filling and nutritious. Serve along side a toast for an amazing breakfast!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 2
Calories 155 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small red onion chopped
  • 2 large garlic cloves chopped
  • 2 stalks green onion chopped
  • 1 small tomato chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped bell pepper I used a mix of green and red
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon red chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika or to taste
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt or to taste
  • 8 oz extra-firm tofu crumbled
  • 1 tablespoon water optional, if mixture looks too dry
  • 1/2 cup chopped kale
  • lemon juice of 1 lemon
  • cilantro to garnish
  • nutritional yeast to sprinkle, optional

Instructions
 

  • Crumble tofu with your hands and set it aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan on medium heat. Once the oil is hot, add the onion, garlic and green onion to it. Saute for 2 minutes.
  • Then add the chopped tomato and saute for 2 more minutes.
  • Add in the chopped pepper and cook for 1 minute.
  • Now add the spices - turmeric, red chili powder, cumin and smoked paprika. Also add in the salt and mix until well combined.
  • Add in the crumbled tofu to the pan. Use a potato masher to stir so that tofu combines well with all the veggies and seasonings.
  • Add 1 tablespoon water if mixture looks little dry. Add chopped kale and stir for 1 minute.
  • Turn off the heat and cover the pan with a lid and let it be like that for 2 minutes.
  • Remove the lid and stir in fresh lemon juice. 
  • Garnish tofu scramble with cilantro and serve. You may also sprinkle nutritional yeast on top before serving!

Nutrition

Calories: 155kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 10gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 959mgPotassium: 386mgFiber: 1gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 3340IUVitamin C: 71mgCalcium: 69mgIron: 2.5mg
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4 thoughts on “Tofu Scramble

  1. 5 stars
    Such a hearty plate! I love scrambled tofu, I often simply mix tofu with smashed tomato. But your recipe is really full of nutrients when combining many vegetables together. I’m going to try this for sure!
    – Natalie Ellis

  2. I have found that freezing the tofu in its package then defrosting it and squeezing it makes the texture in recipes like this, much firmer and meat like, if that’s of interest. It’s nice to able able to buy tofu on sale and toss in it the freezer.

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