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)
Who needs eggs when you have a tofu recipe that’s this good!
How to Make Tofu Scramble
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!
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?
Step 1 – place extra firm tofu on a plate or pan.
Step 2 – Use a fork to break it up into chunks.
Step 3 – 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.
Step 4 – add salt, pepper, and turmeric to the pan and mix to combine.
Step 5 – 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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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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