Tofu scramble is a delicious and nutritious vegan alternative to scrambled eggs. It is easy to make and can be customized to your liking. This recipe is perfect for a quick and healthy breakfast.
Ingredients for Tofu Scramble:
- 1 block (14 ounces) extra-firm tofu, pressed and crumbled
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/2 onion, chopped
- 1/4 cup bell pepper, chopped
- 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
- 1/4 cup vegetable broth or water
- Optional toppings: chopped tomatoes, avocado, salsa, sour cream, or hot sauce
Instructions for Tofu Scramble:
- Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
- Add the onion and bell pepper and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.
- Add the turmeric, black pepper, and salt and cook for 1 minute more.
- Add the tofu and vegetable broth or water to the skillet and cook until the tofu is heated through, about 5 minutes.
- Stir in the nutritional yeast and cook for 1 minute more.
- Serve immediately with your favorite toppings.
Tips for Tofu Scramble:
- For a creamier scramble, use silken tofu.
- To press the tofu, wrap it in a few layers of paper towels and place a heavy object on top, such as a cast iron skillet. Let the tofu press for 15-30 minutes.
- To crumble the tofu, use your hands or a fork.
- Add other vegetables to your scramble, such as mushrooms, spinach, or kale.
- For a spicier scramble, add a pinch of cayenne pepper.
Variations in Tofu Scramble:
- Veggie scramble: Add your favorite vegetables to the scramble, such as mushrooms, spinach, or kale.
- Cheesy scramble: Add a handful of shredded cheddar cheese or vegan mozzarella cheese to the scramble.
- Southwest scramble: Add 1/4 teaspoon chili powder, 1/4 teaspoon cumin, and 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika to the scramble.
No matter how you make it, tofu scramble is a delicious and nutritious vegan alternative to scrambled eggs.
FAQ about tofu scramble:
What type of tofu should I use?
You can use any type of tofu for tofu scramble, but firm or extra firm tofu is the best choice. Firm and extra firm tofu will hold their shape better when scrambled.
How do I crumble the tofu?
There are a few different ways to crumble the tofu. One way is to use a fork. Simply crumble the tofu with the fork until it reaches your desired consistency. Another way to crumble the tofu is to use a potato masher. Simply press the potato masher down on the tofu until it crumbles. You can also use a food processor to crumble the tofu. Simply place the tofu in the food processor and pulse until it reaches your desired consistency.
What spices can I add to my tofu scramble?
There are many different spices that you can add to your tofu scramble. Some popular choices include:
What else can I add to my tofu scramble?
There are many other things that you can add to your tofu scramble, such as:
Vegetables (such as onions, peppers, mushrooms, and tomatoes)
Herbs (such as parsley, cilantro, and chives)
Cheese (such as shredded cheddar cheese or feta cheese)
Nuts and seeds (such as almonds, walnuts, and chia seeds)
How do I cook the tofu scramble?
To cook the tofu scramble, simply heat a tablespoon of olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the crumbled tofu and spices to the skillet and cook, stirring frequently, until the tofu is heated through. Add any other desired ingredients, such as vegetables, herbs, cheese, or nuts and seeds. Cook until the vegetables are softened and the cheese is melted.
How can I serve tofu scramble?
Tofu scramble can be served on toast, bagels, English muffins, or rice. You can also serve it with a side of fruit or vegetables.