Every vegan has to have a tofu scramble recipe. Why? Because eggs. Spices like cumin and turmeric make this savoury dish perfect for any time of day.Every vegetarian and vegan has to have a tofu scramble recipe. Why? Because eggs. If you used to eat them regularly, they’re definitely missed when you go animal-product free. You’re probably also missing eggs if you can’t eat them due to allergies, which is one of the reasons that I don’t eat them – aside from the whole baby chicken thing.

Thank goodness for the versatility of tofu! This basic tofu scramble might not taste precisely like eggs, but damn it’s good in its own right. Especially on a wrap with some salsa!

My four year old and two year old love it like that, even though the younger one can’t figure out how to hold a wrap and instead just sits in my lap and repeatedly says “bite” until she’s eaten all of mine. To be fair, she does this with pretty much everything I eat. Even when she has the exact same thing on her own plate. Sometimes food just tastes better when it belongs to someone else.

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Vegans, vegetarians and those allergic to eggs - rejoice! The perfect tofu scramble recipe is right here.

Tofu Scramble Recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes / Cook Time: 5 minutes / Total Time: 10 minutes / Serves: 2-3

Cuisine: North American / Description: Tofu Scramble Recipe (aka “vegan scrambled eggs”) / Dietary Info: Dairy Free, Egg Free, Meat Free, Refined Sugar Free


1 package medium-firm tofu

1 tbsp olive oil (I like to use a flavoured oil such as this one.)

1/2 tsp garlic powder

1/2 tsp onion powder

1/2 tsp cumin

1/2 tsp paprika

1/2 tsp turmeric

1/2 tsp nutritional yeast

2 green onion stalks, diced (optional)

1/2 cup grape tomatoes, quartered (optional)

1 cup spinach, chopped (optional)

Salt (I’ve heard that black salt makes a tofu scramble taste exactly like eggs, but I’ve yet to try it myself.)



1. Drain tofu and use a clean dish cloth to squeeze out most of the liquid, which will crumble the tofu. Place in a frying pan and begin to saute over medium-high heat until tofu starts to slightly brown. (Make sure you stir it often so it doesn’t stick to the pan.)

2. In a separate cup or bowl, mix oil with garlic powder, onion powder, cumin, paprika, turmeric and nutritional yeast. Pour over tofu and stir until everything is covered in the tofu scramble seasoning.

3. Add green onion, tomatoes, spinach or any other veggie you desire and stir until they’ve softened.

4. Add salt and pepper, then serve this tofu scramble recipe with toast, on a wrap, or by itself. You can even turn it into lunch or dinner by serving it over a salad or rice. High fives for versatility!

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Every vegan has to have a tofu scramble recipe. Why? Because eggs. Spices like cumin and turmeric make this savoury dish perfect for any time of day.

Posted on July 3, 2018

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2 thoughts on “10-Minute Vegan Tofu Scramble Recipe

  • August 29, 2018 at 4:36 pm

    Ok, I have to admit that the tofu scramble looks good….but you know how I feel about tofu :{ You’re going to have to make some and let me try it. You’re a great cook, so I’m thinking I may like them or at least be very surprised that they don’t taste anything like tofu, I hope HaHaHa

    • August 29, 2018 at 10:51 pm

      I love the :{ face! Why have I never used that before? And yes I know a lot of people feel pretty :{ about tofu, but that’s because they either haven’t tried it or haven’t tried it in a way they like. This tofu scramble in a wrap with salsa is really, really good. I think you’d like it for sure. I’ll make it for you next time you come!


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