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Hearty Vegan Tofu Scramble Recipe

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This recipe is perfect for a laid-back weekend morning and is quick and easy to make. I actually find this even more flavorful than a regular egg scramble minus the guilt!  Tofu is such a blank slate so it’s really easy to cater it to your tastebuds.  I really love how moist this is too!

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Hearty Vegan Tofu Scramble Recipe

Hearty Vegan Tofu Scramble Recipe

Simple and tasty for a laid-back weekend brunch!

5 from 1 vote
Course: Brunch, Recipes, TofuCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Medium
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

20

minutes

Ingredients

  • Scramble
  • 12 oz extra firm tofu (firm works too)

  • 2 tbsp oat milk (for creaminess)

  • 2 tbsp olive oil

  • 1/2 golden onion, sliced

  • 1 red pepper, sliced

  • 1 bag spinach (about 2.5 cups)

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 tbsp giardinera (2 tbsp is what I prefer)

  • 1 bunch dill, sliced (garnish)

  • 2 slices Follow Your Heart smoked gouda cheese, chopped into small pieces (optional)

  • 1 stalk green onion, sliced

  • Spices
  • 1 tsp sea salt

  • 1 tsp black pepper

  • 1 tsp red pepper

  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper

  • 2 tsp cumin

  • 2 tsp smoked paprika

  • 2 tsp turmeric

  • 2 tbsp water (depends on the texture of the spices)

Directions

  • Drain tofu for at least 20 minutes wrapped up in a paper towel with something heavy pressing it.
  • Prepare spice mixture in a small bowl by adding all of the spices and then the water to stir. It needs to make a nice watery paste.
  • Chop up the onion, spinach, pepper, garlic, green onions, and dill. Then chop up your tofu into 1/4 inch slices and crumble with your fork or fingers.
  • Heat up a medium frying pan on medium heat and add 2 tbsp of olive oil to the pan. Then add the onion and sauté for about 2 minutes. Then add the red pepper and sauté for 2 more minutes. Add the garlic, then stir in the spinach gradually for about 2 more minutes. If you like your food spicier, add a little extra turmeric, cumin, red pepper, cayenne, and paprika to your veggies before putting the spices on the tofu.
  • Once the vegetables are properly sautéed, add in the tofu and distribute evenly with the vegetables for 3 minutes. Add your oat milk to to the scramble to give it a creamy texture. Add your spices to the tofu-veggie mixture and sauté for about 6-8 minutes until the tofu is slightly golden-brown.
  • Add in the giardiniera, optional vegan cheese, and drizzle with green onion and dill for about 1 more minute on low heat.

Notes

  • Need more flavor? Add more spices.
  • Don’t like spice? Omit the giardiniera.
  • I love drizzling Cholula hot sauce on the tofu scramble.
  • Want more spice? Add giardiniera or achar?
  • I also love adding pesto to this – pesto and giardiniera really go well with the veggies.
  • Poblano pepper is also a great pepper to add instead of the red pepper.
  • Want more creaminess? Add more oat milk. Adding a creamy vegan cheese can also help.
  • This recipe was modified from Minimalist Baker.

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5 Comments

  1. This recipe was really flavorful yet super simple to make! I couldn’t even tell there were no eggs in it!

  2. I just made this and found it super tasty!

  3. A great way to kickstart your day sans eggs. Its flavor is incredible.

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