This is an absolute favorite in our house- even the Little loves it!! It’s fast, simple, and can be re-heated to enjoy with many meals. Tofu scramble can be made with any veggies you may have on hand- spinach, broccoli, chard, collards, mushrooms, bell peppers, and so on. Have fun mixing it up- play with different textures. You really can’t go wrong. Especially with this seasoning recipe! As for the Littles, you may decide to offer it initially without the veggies, especially if this is first time exposure. But, if your little one already is keen to the leafy greens, then by all means serve it up like you would for yourself. For the adults or spice loving family members- try adding hot sauce as a finishing touch.
16 oz Extra-firm tofu, drained and dried
3 tbsp nutritional yeast
1 tbsp ground cumin
2 tbsp ground turmeric
1 tsp onion powder
1 tbsp minced garlic
1 tbsp dried or fresh parsley
1/4 c. water
fresh ground black pepper to taste
Raising Vegan Tip- Nutritional yeast is a complete protein and contains fiber. It is also an excellent source for vitamin B-12, along with many other essential vitamins. Use it as a topping to salads or pasta dishes, to substitute for cheese.
Drain and pat dry the extra firm tofu and set aside. In a small bowl mix nutritional yeast, turmeric, cumin, onion powder, black pepper and water. Saute garlic in a pan on medium heat. Add crumbled tofu (use your hands to crumble) into the pan and pour the spice mixture over the tofu. Mix to ensure the tofu is covered evenly with the mixture. Cook on medium stirring often for ~ 5 minutes to warm tofu evenly. Sprinkle parsley over and serve.
*If you prefer your scramble to be more “runny” simply skip the drying step of the tofu.
Choose healthy sides like fresh fruit or toast to serve with this delicious scramble!