Spicy Tofu Scramble is a delicious little 15 minute high protein vegan meal to jump start your day.
Are you bored out of your mind with the usual breakfast routines?
There is no documented code of ethics or rule book that says you have to eat the usual eggs, pancakes or cereal for break. No sir E! These crazy rules were meant to be broken. Did you know that one of our absolute favorite breakfasts is our Turmeric Vegetable Medley. Yep! Now you know. Try something new. I bet you will love it.
Dairy or Egg Allergies are no problem!
Spicy Tofu Scramble is a delicious option for those of you who happen to have egg, dairy or gluten sensitivities or are just bored out of your mind with the usual breakfast options.
This recipe is also a great way to use up all of those bit and bobs of veggies in your crisper. We just happened to have tomato and spinach in our crisper but goodness you can use any vegetables you like. If you are using firmer vegetables like carrots or root vegetables be sure to cut them smaller and steam with just a couple of teaspoons of water with a lid in your frying pan for a couple of minutes so they have a chance to get tender before adding the other ingredients in the pan.
Tofu- The Blank Canvas
As you know, tofu is a blank canvas. Tofu takes on the other flavors of the recipe and that is why it is important to spice it up. We used the traditional Chinese starter of chili, ginger and garlic to get the flavor profile going. The addition of tomatoes added a natural sweet note to this Spicy Tofu Scramble.
The ginger, chili and garlic are warming herbs in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) which compliments the cooling tofu and spinach in this dish. If you read Introducing the Five Energies of food, you can learn how each food product falls into a different category. Eat warming and nourishing foods to keep your body in balance. This is the best way to Feed Your Spleen; Nourish your Body.
We used an extra firm tofu for this recipe as that is the consistency we were going for. We find the silken tofu does not work as well in this recipe as it is too soft and lacks texture. It is also important to dry the tofu well before adding to the pan.
Spicy Tofu Scramble takes less than 15 minutes to make so what do you have to loose...?! Give it a try. You may also want to make extra as you can keep the leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 3 days and then just reheat and eat.
Are you looking for a low carb healthy get back into shape breakfast/lunch option to bring to work? Spicy Tofu Scramble really hits the spot and you can make it in advance.
If you are looking for tofu recipes, have you tried our Veggie Tofu Pancakes, Vegetable Tofu Ricotta Lasagna or our Gluten-Free Coconut Curry Laksa?! Wishing you a super week!
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Spicy Tofu Scramble
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 inch ginger
knob peeled and grated(fresh)or ¼ teaspoon dried ground ginger.
- dried red chili flakes
to taste or desired heat level (sprinkle)
- 1 clove garlic
peeled and minced
- 8 oz tofu
dried with paper towel and crumbled
- ⅓ cup tomatoes chopped (Cherry tomatoes are really sweet and delicious)
- ¾ cup spinach
- salt and pepper
- 1 tablespoon green onions (optional) garnish
- In a medium frying pan, add olive oil to medium heat and add ginger, chili flakes and garlic and stir fry just until aromatic.
- Add crumbled tofu and stir fry for 2 minutes.
- Add tomatoes, spinach and salt and pepper to taste and just heat through or until the spinach wilts.
- Garnish with fresh green onion slices if desired and enjoy!
I never would have thought to use Tofu like this. I can imagine it is quite tasty
My wife loves tofu and eggs this way -- thanks for the recipe.
Wow this dish looks incredibly good! I probably won't have this for breakfast but this is definitely going to appear during dinner!
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Now ow come I didn't see this in China? It looks fabulous!
HWC Magazine says
Usually in China or in Japan you will see a scrambled tofu but it will usually also have eggs. In Japan, they might also add some dashi. In China, you might see the addition of spring onion and sesame oil additions... Now you can make this at home. Take care
I love greens in a dish like this, and the tofu is a bonus -- so much nutrition, and it really reflects all the others flavors in the dish. Wonderful -- thanks.
HWC Magazine says
Thanks John! Greens are a perfect addition as it takes just moments for them to cook as this whole dish comes together in less than 5 minutes. Wishing you a super Father's Day Weekend!
anupama (MGGK) says
I love tofu scramble, but I have only made it dry. I don't know why I didn't think of making it semi liquid. This one here looks droolicious, Bobbi. Wonderful idea. I would surely try your recipe next time when I will make tofu scramble.
HWC Magazine says
Hello Anu, it is the broth of the tomatoes and the spices that really make this dish pop. We have also made this recipe with dried vegetables and also very delicious but we were in the mood for something nourishing and comforting.
I have never thought in using tofu to make scramble...now that I see your recipe, I don't see why not...looks delicious and loaded with great tasty and healthy ingredients.
Thanks for the inspiration Bobbi. Have a great week ahead 🙂
HWC Magazine says
Thank you Juliana. Tofu is like a blank canvas. Paint yours pretty with whatever spices and veggies you desire. Take Care