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Tofu Scramble

Easy Basic Tofu Scramble- ready to pimp for breakfast.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
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


  • Slice the tofu, then lay the slices flat and wrap it in a paper towel or clean dish cloth.
  • 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.
  • Leave to stand for 20 mins whilst you prep everything else.
  • Finely dice the peppers, chop the onions and sautee in a frying pan for a few minutes until the onions are translucent.
  • 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.
  • Put the tofu into the frying pan with the onions & pepper and add all the other spices.
  • Cook, pushing around until everything is combined, the tofu has been coloured yellow by the turmeric and it all starts to soften.
  • Serve immediately!


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.