The Best Tofu Scramble Recipe; it’s easy, hassle-free, delicious, versatile, and fast! Are you looking for a vegan breakfast that is both healthy and delicious? If so, then you need to try tofu scramble! This dish is made with tofu, onion, and spinach, and it can be served with toast or a bagel. Tofu scramble is perfect for those who are looking for a nutritious meal that doesn't take long to prepare.
Giving our morning scrambled eggs and white scrambles were amongst the hardest things to do during our transition to a plant-based lifestyle.
We enjoy working out very much, and we stuck to our scrambled eggs breakfast for a lot of time after we left meat behind.
We decided to try different tofu scramble recipes, and we stumbled towards different versions. The texture was there, but we still lacked some flavor.
Don’t get me wrong. I am not saying this tastes like eggs; I am saying that we lacked the protein and deliciousness coming from an egg scramble without sacrificing flavor.
We tried different things. I mixed and matched and have stuck to this recipe for more than three years now.
It is delicious, and it is very versatile. We use whatever combination of vegetables that we would typically use on eggs, on a base of tofu, nutritional yeast, mild mustard, and turmeric.
It is oil-free, cholesterol-free, and full of anti-inflammatory properties, brought to you by turmeric as a bonus.
- Extra-firm tofu
- Nutritional yeast
- Dijon mustard
- Ground turmeric
- Chopped onion
- Cherry tomatoes
- Salt and pepper to taste
Additional Suggested Ingredients
- Red bell pepper
Onions - you can replace them with green onions, red onions, shallots or ground onion powder.
Thyme - use oregano instead.
Prepare the ingredients
Finely chop the onion and any other veggies you decide to use.
Crumble the tofu with your hands.
In a skillet, stir fry the chopped onion. As soon as it is soft, add crumbled tofu followed by the rest of the veggies. I always leave the spinach to the end, as it wilts quickly.
Add the nutritional yeast, mustard, ground turmeric, freshly ground pepper, and salt to taste.
Immediately serve with a toast of artisan bread or a piece of baguette.
Benefits of turmeric
Turmeric has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years to treat joint pain, fatigue, and digestive issues, amongst other conditions.
Modern research also suggests that turmeric is a potent antioxidant, heart disease-fighting, and anti-cancer effects.
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Best Tofu Scramble Recipe
- 1 teaspoon thyme (dry, or 1 sprig fresh)
- 1 cup mushrooms cremini or portobello, halved
- ½ red bell pepper diced
- Finely chop the onion and coarsely chop any other veggies you decide to use.
- Crumble the tofu with your hands.9 ounces extra-firm tofu
- Stir fry. In a skillet, stir fry the chopped onion. As soon as it is soft, add crumbled tofu followed by the rest of the veggies. I always leave the spinach to the end, as it wilts quickly.
- Season. Add the nutritional yeast, mustard, ground turmeric, freshly ground pepper, and salt to taste.
- Serve hot with bread.¼ teaspoon salt, ¼ teaspoon pepper
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