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Fancy Weekend Tofu Scramble
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Fancy Weekend Tofu Scramble

I am not sure what I ever did without tofu!  It's a miraculous substance that has built me some mighty fine mock-cheesecakes, puddings, satays and, you know it; scrambles!

I make a simpler version of this dish during the week, but on the weekend it's nice to go all out with the extras and make it a bit fancy with toppings brightly colored and flavored.  This fake-egg scramble is savory, satisfying and in my opinion, better than the real thing!

Fancy Weekend Tofu Scramble

  • 1/2 package Extra Firm Tofu, drained and crumbled
  • 1-2 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 sprinkle of Dried Basil
  • 1 sprinkle of Cayenne Pepper (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin Powder (or seeds, flash-fried three seconds)
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 clove Garlic, minced
  • 1/2 medium Sweet Onion, diced
  • 1 Roma Tomato, diced
  • 1 Mushroom, minced
  • 2 tbsp Scallion or Chives, sliced
  • 2 tbsp fresh Basil or Parsley, chopped
  • Sea Salt & Pepper, to taste
  • Hot Sauce of Choice


Prepare vegetables and herbs before beginning to cook.  Drain tofu well, get out as much moisture as possible and crumble.  In a mixing bowl, add turmeric and blend until desired eggy-yellow is achieved.  Add additional spices including salt and pepper and toss to incorporate.  Taste a small bit to check seasoning. 

In a large skillet, saute sweet onion in 1 tbsp olive oil until soft.  Add mushroom and garlic mince and do the same.  Remove from skillet temporarily and set aside.

Add other tbsp oil and set heat to medium-high.  You want the skillet good and hot.  Add crumbled tofu and toss to pan and let sit until the underside starts to brown.  Toss and then let sit again until the underside starts to brown and crisp up.  Add onion misture back in and stir.  Keep scramble in skillet long enough to heat it, crisp it slightly but have it still be moist like scrambled eggs.  Adjust seasoning if necessary.

Plate it while it's hot and sprinkle top with diced tomato, scallion, fresh herbs and hot sauce.  I like Tapatio or Sriacha best for this dish. Mmmm. Enjoy!

*You can also top with vegan cheese if you like.  I do crushed walnuts or mock parm cheese sometimes (for mock parmesean recipe refer to my Sauceless Rustic Garden Pizza post.)

*This fancy tofu scramble is also great for entertaining brunch guests!  One fun way to do it is to make the scramble and then set up a little bar of toppings so everyone can choose their own.  Hey, and my Lemon-Lavender Party Water is a perfect accompaniment.  

*This recipe generously serves two.  For four, just use the whole package of tofu and double the spice, veg and herb ratios. 

 Alright scramblers, let's get scrambling.


*Image credit.



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  1. Roopam
    I just love tofu with turmeric...your pic looks yummm...nice recipe...voted!
  2. SnakeWitch
    I simply adore tofu scrambles and don't think I'd ever be able to live without it. And yours has a lovely array of spices that are sure to please MY palate! Voted! Come check out my latest, Dairy Suggested, Says Food Guide. Cheers!
  3. Carolyn
    Vote #5! Thanks for posting! I see very few recipes posted utilizing tofu or meat substitutes...thanks again! Of course, I would probably leave the hot sauce off. LOL!
  4. pftsusan
    #6. I would love to try this. I invite you to read my new blog, Getting Vegans Accepted in Society. I think that stepping forth and publishing the cookbook is good and is a good step into this.
  5. Veganara
    Voted. Yum, I love tofu scrambles, and this sounds quite similar to the one I usually make! You might be interested in m y latest recipe for Awesome Aubergine Rolls, and if you like it, you know what to do!
  6. BuddhasDelight
    thanks all for your wonderful comments/feedback. i appreciate your veggie passion and great sense of humor. no hot sauce for carolyn! :) i too love tofu! at first i hated it but it does make quite a difference knowing what to do with the stuff. so versatile, i am still learning.
  7. pentamom
    Voted 7! I can't wait to try this!
  8. Virtually Homemade
    Virtually Homemade
    Sounds delicious and turmeric is such a great ant-inflammatory! Voted. Check out my cantaloupe popsicle recipe and vote if you like:)
    1. BuddhasDelight
      voted already and i can't tell you how much i love that you posted that today! my two cantaloupes thank you! lol


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