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Tofu Scramble
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Easy Basic Tofu Scramble- ready to pimp for breakfast.
Servings: 2
Author: Louise-Claire Cayzer
  • 1 block firm tofu
  • ½ a sweet pepper/capsicum
  • 1 small garlic clove (optional, but I like it!)
  • A shallot or small onion or spring onions
  • 1 Tbs turmeric
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp mild chilli powder
  • Salt & Pepper
  • ½ tbs olive oil
  1. Slice the tofu, then lay the slices flat and wrap it in a paper towel or clean dish cloth.
  2. Place on a dish, then place another on top with a weight on it ( I use tins of beans) This pushes the moisture out of the tofu, making the texture nice and fluffy.
  3. Leave to stand for 20 mins whilst you prep everything else.
  4. Finely dice the peppers, chop the onions and sautee in a frying pan for a few minutes until the onions are translucent.
  5. Now, crumble the tofu into a bowl, you want it nice and crumbled, into no bigger than 1cm square pieces- preferably finer. It's easiest to use your fingers for this.
  6. Put the tofu into the frying pan with the onions & pepper and add all the other spices.
  7. Cook, pushing around until everything is combined, the tofu has been coloured yellow by the turmeric and it all starts to soften.
  8. Serve immediately!
Recipe Notes

This is really versatile.. you can change up the flavourings so easily:
Go Italian by adding oregano, basil & tomato instead of the cumin & chilli.
Try a more Indian flavour by adding garam marsala.
Go Greek with oregano & dill
This scramble works really well with avocado or garlic mushrooms to accompany it as well as in a burrito.