This vegan breakfast scramble will get your day off to a great start.
Vegan Breakfast Scramble: Ingredients
1 package of firm or extra firm organic tofu
1 Tbsp turmeric
1/4 cup soy milk
1/2 can (7.5 ounces) black beans
Vegetables of choice (tomatoes, mushrooms, peppers, etc.)
2 slices Chao cheese
Toppings (vegan sour cream, salsa, avocado, etc.)
Vegan Breakfast Scramble: Getting started
Prepare the vegetables that you wish to include in the scramble. For one package of tofu, one-half can of black beans works nicely. We like some pepper, mushroom slices and tomatoes in our scramble, but you can add whatever you have on hand or to your taste.
For cheese – we like Field Roast’s Chao Tomato Cayenne. If you like a little milder flavor, try the Chao Creamy Original. Slice the cheese in thin, short strips ahead of time so it will melt quickly.
Vegan Breakfast Scramble: Preparing the tofu
The tofu needs to have the water pressed out and there are basically two ways to do this. The first one uses paper towels and a can for weight. Cut the tofu into slices about 1/2 in thick, place paper towels between each slice and on top, and set a can on top of the paper towels. Leave it for 5 or 10 minutes. Remove paper towels and, if needed, add new ones and press again.
The second method is to use a tofu press. To use a tofu press, you place the tofu in between the press and simply tighten the tighten knobs gradually over 10 minutes or so. I use the EZ Tofu Press – it is about $20 and can be cleaned on the top rack of the dishwasher.
Vegan Breakfast Scramble: Cooking the scramble
Start by lightly sautéing any vegetables that you desire to have cooked versus warmed. Today, I did so with the red peppers and the mushrooms.
Next, add the soy milk and the turmeric to a skillet over medium heat and stir. I find this makes the turmeric distribute more consistently with the tofu.
Add the crumbled tofu and stir. The turmeric will give the tofu a golden color and a delicate flavor.
Add the sautéd vegetables, the beans, and the tomatoes to the tofu and warm. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Last, add the cheese and let it melt.
Add your favorite toppings – we like Tofutti sour cream, salsa, pico de gallo, and avocados. Enjoy.
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