Southwest Tofu Scramble (adapted from Minimalist Baker)
Tofu Scramble is a plant powered comfort food and a welcome guest at breakfast, lunch and supper. It even makes a great snack. The addition of peppers and onions adds a nutritional and colorful punch. The warm flavors of cumin and chili powder appeal to people of all ages. Serve it up with your favorite salsa, ketchup, vegan mayo.
Servings Prep Time
4people 18minutes
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
4people 18minutes
Cook Time
  • 3/4-1 tsp sea salt
  • 1tsp garlic powder
  • 1tsp cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4tsp turmeric
  • 2-3tbsp waterenough to make a pourable sauce
  • 16ounces firm or extra firm tofu454 grams -Non GMO and Organic recommended
  • 1/3-1/2cup veggie broth or watersubstitute with 2 TBSP olive or other oil to sauté veggies if preferred
  • 3/4cup yellow oniondiced
  • 3/4cup red pepperdiced – subsitute with yellow, orange or green peper if desired
  • 1/2cup tomato salsa
  • 1/2cup plant based cheeseoptional
  • to taste salt and pepper
  1. Measure spices, salt and garlic powder into small bowl.
  2. Set aside.
  1. Drain Tofu and squeeze lightly to remove some of the excess water.
  2. Using hands, crumble tofu, leaving pieces of different sizes for add interest and texture.
  3. Dice onions and peppers and put into separate piles.
  4. Heat veggie broth, water or oil in a medium size skillet or wok.
  5. Add onion and cook over medium heat for 5-7 minutes until translucent, stirring occasionally.
  6. Add more water or broth as required to prevent sticking and/or burning.
  7. Add diced pepper to pan and cook over medium heat for 5-7 minutes.
  8. Add salsa to pan and stir on medium-high for 2-3 minutes until veggies are glazed.
  9. Remove veggies from pan and set aside.
  10. Coat bottom of pan with 1-2 tbsp olive or other oil and add tofu.
  11. Sauté on medium heat for five minutes or so, turning a couple of times.
  12. Add water to spices, salt and garlic powder and stir to combine.
  13. Add sauce to tofu and stir to coat.
  14. Cook for another 5-7 minutes until tofu is slightly browned.
  15. Return veggies to pan and heat through.
  16. Add shredded plant based cheese if using.
  17. Stir on low until cheese is melted.
  18. Adjust seasonings.
Recipe Notes
  • Over-handled and over stirred tofu is tough tofu, so let’s not do that.
  • If you like lots of heat in your scramble, increase the sauce, omitting the turmeric.
  • Scramble can be made ahead and stored in the fridge.
  • Bring to room temp and reheat in microwave or oven.
  • Don’t be surprised if there aren’t any leftovers.
  • To make this a whole food plant based delight omit the salt, oil and plant based cheese.
  • **Southwest Tofu Scramble – Minimalist Baker**
Southwest Tofu Scramble (adapted from Minimalist Baker)