Food

Veggie Tofu Scramble {Recipe}

Because some nights were made for scrambles.

Generally thought of as a breakfast dish, tofu scramble is perfect any time of the day. Savory and satisfying, a good tofu scramble is life-affirming, compassionate, and a great way to end the day. Fresh, seasonal vegetables and a few essential seasonings is all it takes to whip up this hearty, healthy dish. Turmeric lends a sunny, yellow color to the tofu, while helping to reduce inflammation in your body. And the possibilities are endless!

Serves 4

What You Need:

1 (14-ounce) package extra-firm tofu
¼ cup nutritional yeast
½ teaspoon ground turmeric
¼ teaspoon cumin
¼ teaspoon garlic powder
¼ teaspoon onion powder
½ teaspoon black pepper, divided
½ teaspoon salt, divided
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 small onion, finely chopped (approximately ½ cup)
1 organic red bell pepper, chopped (approximately 1 cup)
½ cup sliced mushrooms
6 medium cloves garlic, minced

What You Do:

1. On a towel, place tofu, then place another towel over the top. Place something heavy on top to remove excess liquid, and let sit for approximately 20 minutes. Alternatively, use a commercial tofu press.

2. Into a bowl, crumble pressed tofu. Add nutritional yeast, turmeric, cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, ¼ teaspoon black pepper, and ¼ teaspoon sea salt, and stir.

3. In a large pan over medium-high heat, heat oil. Cook onions for approximately 5 minutes, or until they soften and become translucent. Add bell pepper, mushrooms, garlic, ¼ remaining teaspoon black pepper, and ¼ remaining teaspoon salt. Cook for approximately 8 minutes, or until vegetables are tender.

4. Into a large skillet, transfer tofu and cook on medium-high heat, stirring occasionally for approximately 10 minutes or until tofu has absorbed all of the flavors. Remove from heat, and serve hot.

Photo courtesy of Hannah Kaminsky

More Food

Roasted Potato Zucchini Pizza {Recipe}

Anytime can be pizza time with this simple, healthy recipe.
Read More »

The VegNews Guide to a Vegan Mexican Christmas

VegNews editor Richard Bowie spotlights his five favorite veganizable dishes for a Mexican Christmas feast.
Read More »

5 Foods to Keep Your Teeth Healthy this Holiday Season

As you dig in at your next holiday soirée, make sure to indulge in these five vegan options for optimal dental health.
Read More »

Vegan Holiday Eggnog {Recipe}

Just can't wait for the season of nog to officially begin? Wait no longer!
Read More »

Vegan Cranberry Citrus Doughnuts {Recipe}

Perfectly baked doughnuts get a boost of festive cheer with the addition of orange zest and tart cranberries.
Read More »

This Week on VegNews TV: The secret to these delightful sweet treats is white beans! Aylin Erman shows you how to make these simple blondies.

More Videos »