Tofu Scramble Recipe

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I have been trying to come up with some more protein-heavy breakfasts this week, so the obvious go-to is a tofu scramble. This is one of my favorite ways to eat tofu, and it so easy my husband can even make it!

Make sure you thoroughly press the water out of the tofu. I do this with a flour sack dish towel. Open the package of tofu, dump out the water and remove the block of tofu. Wrap it in the towel and gently press to get water out. Re-wrap it on a dry part of the towel and keep repeating. You can wrap the tofu in a towel and then sit something heavy on it to squeeze the water out, but this never works for me. I usually just leave it wrapped up for a while and let it evaporate a bit.

It will take a while to thoroughly cook the tofu on medium heat, but this is essential. The difference between a delicious scramble and a plate full of slime is a) pressing all the water out of the tofu and b) thoroughly cooking it. Make sure you cook til all the “slime” is gone. If it seems like some of the tofu is getting too dark and some is still slimy, turn the heat down a bit and stir more often.

Tofu Scramble
Serves 3
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209 calories
12 g
0 g
12 g
21 g
2 g
274 g
159 g
2 g
0 g
9 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 209
Calories from Fat 97
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g
Saturated Fat 2g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 6g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 159mg
Total Carbohydrates 12g
Dietary Fiber 6g
Sugars 2g
Protein 21g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 1 block firm tofu
  2. 1 T olive oil
  3. salt and pepper to taste
  4. 1 t tumeric
  5. Chopped tomatoes, spinach, or whatever veggies you want to throw in
  1. Thoroughly press water from tofu. Add olive oil to sauté pan and turn heat to medium. Add tofu and roughly chop it with a spatula. Continue to cook over medium heat until all sides of tofu are light brown. Add salt, pepper, and turmeric and toss together with the spatula. Add vegetables and cook until incorporated. If adding spinach place the lid on the pan for a few minutes until the leaves wilt. Plate and serve immediately.
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Melissa is a former hairstylist of 20 years who has a passion for living a simply creative life. She loves inspiring others to pick up a planner and get their lives organized, to clean out a closet and minimize their clutter, and to clean up their physical and mental space to lead their most fulfilled life. She is newly single, a mom, soon to be grandma and crazy dog lady who constantly rewatches The Office.



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