Once you tackle a vegan omelet head on, it seems the only logical thing to do is master the art of the tofu scramble. Not to sound cocky or whatnot, but I believe I may have done it. Let’s do this!
As you may know, I kinda have a thing for tofu. Since figuring out how to make it taste good, I’ve been stir frying it, eating it in salads, putting it in Vietnamese Spring Rolls, and baking it to crispy peanut perfection. I can’t get enough of the stuff.
Recently, I’ve been loving tofu for breakfast. It makes such a healthy, satisfying meal to have first thing in the morning as 8 ounces has nearly 20 grams of protein!
Tofu scrambles used to intimidate me. What goes in it? How do I cook it? Is there sauce involved? What if I’m afraid of turmeric? (Kidding but not kidding on the last one.)
Not so with this tofu scramble. It’s as simple as they come.
& NO fancy methods
Seasoning tofu scrambles was always a little daunting to me. But after taking a tip from Beth at Eat Within Your Means, I realized how ridiculously simple it was.
Just mix the dry seasonings of your choice with a little water and huzzah! You have a simple, pourable sauce – a tasty, zingy, spicy sauce, no less.
You guys are going to LOVE this scramble. It’s
Loaded with veggies
Packed with protein
& Seriously simple
This is the perfect breakfast or brunch even if you only have 20 minutes to spend on food in the morning. Simply press your tofu the night before so it’s ready to add to your veggies and sauce! It doesn’t get much easier than that.
If you make this easy, savory Southwest Tofu Scramble, let me know! Leave a comment below or take a picture and tag it @minimalistbaker on Instagram or Twitter. I love seeing what you guys cook up. Cheers!
Southwest Tofu Scramble
- 8 ounces extra-firm tofu
- 1-2 Tbsp olive oil
- 1/4 medium red onion (thinly sliced)
- 1/2 medium red bell pepper (thinly sliced)
- 2 cups kale (loosely chopped)
- 1/2 tsp sea salt (reduce amount for less salty sauce)
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp ground cumin
- 1/4 tsp chili powder
- Water (to thin)
- 1/4 tsp turmeric (optional)
- Pat tofu dry and roll in a clean, absorbent towel with something heavy on top, such as a cast-iron skillet, for 15 minutes.
- While tofu is draining, prepare sauce by adding dry spices to a small bowl and adding enough water to make a pourable sauce. Set aside.
- Prep veggies and warm a large skillet over medium heat. Once hot, add olive oil and the onion and red pepper. Season with a pinch each salt and pepper and stir. Cook until softened – about 5 minutes.
- Add kale, season with a bit more salt and pepper, and cover to steam for 2 minutes.
- In the meantime, unwrap tofu and use a fork to crumble into bite-sized pieces.
- Use a spatula to move the veggies to one side of the pan and add tofu. Sauté for 2 minutes, then add sauce, pouring it mostly over the tofu and a little over the veggies. Stir immediately, evenly distributing the sauce. Cook for another 5-7 minutes until tofu is slightly browned.
- Serve immediately with the breakfast potatoes, toast, or fruit. I like to add more flavor with salsa, hot sauce, and/or fresh cilantro. Alternatively, freeze for up to 1 month and reheat on the stovetop or in the microwave.