How to Make Tofu Scramble – make your favorite breakfast food meat-less by using this delicious option! (plant-based, dairy-free and gluten-free friendly).
How to Make Tofu Scramble
Who needs eggs when you have a tofu recipe that’s this good!
So many people are trying limit their intake of meat and I am definitely one of them! I love mixing some plant-based meals into my weekly menu and once you see how yummy and simple this recipe is I think it will be added to your menu ASAP. Even my husband (Mr. Meat and Potatoes) loved it! Love using it in these Vegan Breakfast Burritos!
What Type of Tofu Should I Use?
I recommend using extra firm tofu. You can use soft or medium tofu if you want but I found the best results using extra firm.
Do I Need to Squeeze the Tofu Before Scrambling?
You can, but you don’t have to. I have prepared it both ways and it turned out great with or without squeezing. To remove some of the liquid prior to use you can simply wrap your tofu in a clean dish towel and place a heavy book or cast iron skillet on top of it for 10-15 minutes. Then use according the recipe.
Can I Store Tofu Scramble in the Fridge?
Yes! You can store tofu scramble in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week. This makes it so easy to add to breakfast or other meals throughout the week!
What Should I Eat with Tofu Scramble?
There are so many different ways you could eat tofu scramble! A few serving suggestions would be to serve on toast with siracha, serve with salsa and avocado or serve in a breakfast burrito.
How Do I Make Tofu Scramble?
Place extra firm tofu on a plate or pan.
Use a fork to break it up into chunks.
Add olive oil to a cast iron skillet on medium heat. Then add garlic, then onion, and then add the broken-up tofu to the pan. Continue to break the tofu into small pieces.
Add salt, pepper, and turmeric to the pan and mix to combine.
Enjoy in your favorite recipe!
OTHER RECIPES YOU MIGHT LIKE:
- Sweet Potato Tacos + Maple Tahini
- 30+ Meatless Monday Recipes
- Easy Burrito Bowls (plant-based version included)
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How to Make Tofu Scramble
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 7 minutes
- Total Time: 17 minutes
- Yield: 4 servings 1x
- Category: Breakfast
- Method: Stove Top
- Cuisine: American
A simple and delicious tofu scramble that can be used in so many ways!! And so easy!
- 1 14oz package extra firm tofu
- 1 tablespoon olive or avocado oil
- 1–2 teaspoons garlic, minced
- 1 small yellow onion, diced
- 1/2 – 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1–2 teaspoons ground turmeric
- Place tofu on plate or pan.
- Use fork to break it up into chunks (you will break it up even more in the pan so it doesn’t have to be perfect) and set aside.
- Bring large cast iron skillet to medium high heat.
- Add olive oil and swirl to coat the pan.
- Add garlic and let cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.
- Add onion and allow to cook down, about 1-2 minutes.
- Turn heat down to medium/medium-low.
- Add tofu and move around the pan breaking up any larger tofu chunks until it looks like scrambled eggs.
- Add salt, pepper and turmeric; mix well to combine.
- Taste and add any additional seasoning, as desired.
- Use in your favorite recipe or see serving suggestions below.
- Squeezing liquid from tofu: You can, but you do not have to, remove some of the liquid from the tofu before you. I tested it both ways and it turns out great either way. To remove some of the liquid prior to use you can simply wrap your tofu in a clean dish towel and place a heavy book or cast iron skillet on top of it for 10-15 minutes. Then use according the recipe.
- Using soft or medium firm tofu: You can use these types of tofu if you want, but for best quality I would recommend using extra firm.
- Serving suggestions: Serve on toast with siracha, serve with salsa and avocado or serve in a breakfast burrito.
- Gluten-Free: if you need this to be gluten-free just make sure you are buying gluten-free certified tofu! Most tofu is naturally gluten-free, but the flavored varieties might have soy sauce or something else in them. Even still, the tofu could become cross-contaminated so thats why its important to buy the certified gluten free kind!
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