Scrambled Tofu

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Scrambled Tofu

Scrambled tofu is a delicious and vegan alternative to scrambled eggs. It’s a versatile dish that can be seasoned and customized to suit your taste. Here’s a basic recipe for making scrambled tofu:

Ingredients:

  • 1 block (14-16 ounces) firm or extra-firm tofu
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil or vegan butter
  • 1/2 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 bell pepper, diced (optional)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric (for color)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • Chopped fresh herbs (e.g., parsley, cilantro) for garnish (optional)
  • Sliced green onions for garnish (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Prepare the Tofu:
  • Remove the tofu from its packaging and drain any excess liquid.
  • You can either crumble the tofu by hand or use a fork to break it into small, irregular pieces, resembling the texture of scrambled eggs.
  1. SautΓ© the Vegetables (Optional):
  • Heat the olive oil or vegan butter in a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Add the finely chopped onion and diced bell pepper (if using). SautΓ© for about 3-4 minutes until the vegetables start to soften.
  • Add the minced garlic (if using) and sautΓ© for an additional 1-2 minutes until fragrant.
  1. Add the Tofu:
  • Push the sautΓ©ed vegetables to one side of the skillet and add the crumbled tofu to the other side.
  • Sprinkle the turmeric, ground cumin, paprika, salt, and black pepper over the tofu.
  1. Scramble the Tofu:
  • Using a spatula, gently stir and toss the tofu and spices to combine. Continue to cook for about 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the tofu is heated through and has absorbed the flavors.
  1. Adjust Seasoning:
  • Taste the scrambled tofu and adjust the seasoning as needed. You can add more salt, pepper, or spices to suit your taste.
  1. Garnish and Serve:
  • If desired, garnish the scrambled tofu with chopped fresh herbs (e.g., parsley or cilantro) and sliced green onions.
  • Serve the scrambled tofu hot on its own or with toast, tortillas, or as a filling for breakfast burritos.
  1. Enjoy your vegan Scrambled Tofu!

Scrambled tofu is not only a great breakfast option but also works well as a filling for sandwiches, wraps, or as a protein-rich topping for salads. Feel free to customize it with your favorite vegetables and seasonings for added variety and flavor.