Tomato Herb Tofu Scramble
I love breakfast or brunch…honestly I just love breakfast foods. I could eat them any time of the day. One of my absolute favorites, which is also one of the easiest, is tofu scramble. There’s just something about sizzling hot tofu with veggies and seasonings paired with buttery toast or roasted potatoes that makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. It’s the perfect weekend brunch and goes well with a movie or netflix. Make it for yourself, or your family, or that hot brunch date you’ve been wanting to have.
This is no plain jane tofu scramble, which sometimes really hit the spot. This one is full of herbs like oregano and fresh basil. It’s a nice twist on a classic. Sometimes we all need a twist. XOXO
- 1 block extra firm tofu, pressed and crumbled
- 1/2c red onion, diced
- 1/2c button or portobello mushrooms, diced
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 1/4-1/2 tsp black salt
- 1tbsp ground oregano
- 1 tsp turmeric
- 1 c fresh basil, chopped
- 1/2 c cherry tomatoes, chopped
- 1 c kale, chopped
- 1/4 c nutritional yeast
- 1/4-1/2 c water
- 1 tbsp olive oil (or less)
- Heat oil in pan on medium to high heat. Add onions and mushrooms, cook until onions are translucent. Add garlic and saute until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add crumbled tofu to pan and stir well. Next, add all spices/herbs (including fresh basil, but excluding the yeast) and cook for about 5 minutes, stirring frequently or until tofu is starting to brown. Add the chopped tomatoes and kale, stir very well. Then add the nutritional yeast and enough water to almost cover the scramble. Stir it very well and turn the heat down to medium to let it simmer. You want to just cook off the liquid so stir it once in awhile until the liquid is gone but the scramble is still slightly moist. This prevents it drying out and makes it slightly saucy. Once the liquid is gone it is done! Enjoy!
- You can use a tofu press to get the liquid out of the tofu or just hold the cake in your hands and press without squishing it. It's not a big deal if it still has some moisture.