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Multicultural Tofu Scrambles
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Multicultural Tofu Scrambles

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

I am pleased to say that I no longer miss eggs, as I have discovered this great recipe for tofu scramble, which is ideal for breakfast or brunch. I quite often have this at weekends, and it is very filling, especially served with a couple of slices of toast. I know not everyone likes tofu, as on its own it is certainly rather bland and tasteless, but I am quite fond of it – what I love about it is its ability to take on other flavours, and this scramble is certainly not tasteless! (There are some international variations to the flavourings which you can add, I have given them at the bottom).

Additionally the texture of tofu makes it an ideal replacer for eggs, as in this recipe, and dairy products, besides as a substitute for meat in certain dishes. It is also high in protein and low in fat, so you can feel quite virtuous about eating it! Make sure you use the firm kind of tofu for this recipe.

Ingredients (Serves 4)

  • 1 lb (450g) extra firm tofu, crumbled or cubed
  • 1 large-ish red onion, diced (or you can use a white onion)
  • 1-2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
  • ½ tsp nutritional yeast
  • 2 tomatoes, diced
  • 3-4 large chestnut mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp sea salt, or to taste
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • Black pepper to taste
  • Optional pince of cayenne pepper
  • 1 tbsp shoyu (soy sauce), or to taste


1) Heat oil in a large sauté pan on a medium-high burner. Add onions and garlic.

2) Cook until the onions are soft and transparent, about 5 minutes, stirring frequently.

3) Add the tofu and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

4) Add the mushrooms and cook until lightly browned, 1-2 minutes. Then add the rest of the ingredients and cook for another 5 minutes, stirring occasionally (When it starts to dry out a little bit you will know that it is done).

5) Serve on toast, or with crackers, rice cakes, etc.


Asian- Add:

  • ½ tsp curry
  • ½ tsp cumin powder

Mexican- Add:

  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp jalapeño de-seeded and chopped
  • ½ tsp cumin powder

Italian- Add:

  • 1 tsp chopped fresh basil
  • 1 tsp chopped fresh parsley
  • ½ tsp oregano

Enjoy, let me know what you think!


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  1. kristo
    Voted! I like how you added the variations at the end. A friend of mine loves this too! I must try it sometime
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  2. Shabs Online
    Shabs Online
    Yumm.....great recipe for a delightfully satisfying breakfast.......ughh..I'm hungry now! Will try this recipe definitely......Voted! :)
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  3. Akanksha
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    1. Veganara
      Thanks guys! I love your tofu wraps Akanksha, I voted for that at the time. That is why I like tofu, it is so versatile.
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    2. SnakeWitch
      I like tofu so much, I can even have it cold on a raw salad. Yum.
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  4. Veghead
    Voted. I love tofu scrambles for breakfast/brunch too!
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  5. SnakeWitch
    Lovely recipe! This is something I play around with often, too, but never put nutritional yeast with tofu, though. I always keep it for pastas and soups. This is a good idea! Voted!
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    1. Veganara
      Thanks Annie! I mentioned you and your breakfast pizza recipe at the end, did you see? I would love the recipe for that! Never thought of putting tofu scramble on a pizza and having it for breakfast, but I can imagine it works really well.
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      1. SnakeWitch
        Ummm.... all right. It's not mine. Sorry, guys! But it looked so good I had to share it. I'll try to find out who it was from, but with the quantity of posts I share, I might have a hard time looking who it came from originally.
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        1. Veganara
          Great thanks, see if you can find it. If not, I'll try to improvise the recipe. I am going to check out your sesame seed cheese too, I love the sound of that.
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  6. sweedly
    Looks like a recipe worth trying. I have used tofu in some of my vegetable mixtures, but found it all little bland on its own. But using your seasonings makes it sound very good. Voted.
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  7. Buster509
    I love love love tofu scrambles! They are a staple in my house.
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