My Favorite Oil-Free Vegan Tofu Scramble
I used to love scrambled eggs before I was vegan 5 years ago and knew better, and I've finally cracked the code on the perfect tofu scramble because this is downright delicious...and downright simple.
If you need a refresher on why soy is a health protective food and how to press your tofu to prepare it for using in any recipe, head over to my Tofu for Sissies video and guide which is a prerequisite for cooking successfully with tofu.
Vegan Cooking Level: Intermediate
1 small onion, diced
1 red or green bell pepper, diced
1 square pkg. button or baby bella mushrooms sliced and diced
1 tomato, diced
8 tbsp. veg broth
1-2 tbsp. tamari (soy sauce)
1 14-oz. block of extra firm tofu, pressed
2-3 cups spinach leaves
1/2 tsp. turmeric powder
1/2 tsp. curry
1/2 tsp. onion powder
1/2 tsp. smoked paprika
1/2 tsp. garam masala
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1 tsp. garlic powder
1/8 tsp. (or less) cayenne pepper
Optional: Nutritional Yeast
Step 1: Heat a high-sided large saute pan on medium heat and add 4 tbsp. of the veggie broth. Next, add all the diced veggies and saute on medium for about 8 minutes until they soften up and onions are translucent. Add more veggie broth only if the mixture gets dry on the bottom of the pan and cannot be moved around freely.
Step 2: Use your fingers to crumble the tofu to your desired consistency directly on top of the sizzling veggies. Add ALL the spices (except nutritional yeast) and then sprinkle with 2 more tbsp. of veggie broth and the tamari.
Step 3: THE SCRAMBLE: Carefully incorporate all the spices by turning the mixture gently over and over, until all the spices are incorporated. The turmeric and curry will color the tofu a deeper yellow as it cooks so don't add more!
Step 4: Add spinach on top of the mixture at the end of cooking. Add 2 more tbsp. of veggie broth and use a spoon to turn the hot mixture over on top of the spinach. Reduce the heat to low-medium and place a cover over the pan for about 4-5 minutes until the spinach is thoroughly wilted and the texture you like.
Sprinkle with Nutritional Yeast if desired and serve over toasted bagels, pitas or wraps along with some hot sauce! One batch with 1 block of tofu feeds 3 large appetites!
Notice how nothing burned in your pan (if you did it properly!) and clean-up is a snap - no oil and no cancer-causing non-stick pans!
Now enjoy your mountain of tofu scramble with your friends and family and definitely save what's left over in the fridge so you can enjoy it again tomorrow!
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