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Tastiest Tofu Scramble

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FitMenCook

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.

Calories 351
Protein 23g
Fat 20g
Carbs 17g
Total Time 30 minutes

If you’ve never tried tofu scramble, you’ve gotta try it at least once in your life! If anything to see if it’s something you actually like – you may surprise yourself.  The texture is very similar to eggs so it won’t seem “foreign” or unfamiliar in your mouth.

One of the best things about tofu is that it really absorbs and enhances the flavors of the foods you cook it with so you can toss in your favorite veggies for a nutrient dense plant-based treat.  Top it all off with some seasoned crushed pistachios or your favorite vegan cheese,  and you’re good to go!

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Tastiest Tofu Scramble

Ingredients

Ingredients for 2 hearty servings:

  • 1 block (~395g) firm tofu (I used Simple Truth Organic brand)
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon (or less) garlic, minced
  • 1/3 cup red onion, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 cup portobello mushrooms, chopped
  • Seasonings
    • 1 tablespoon turmeric
    • 2 teaspoons cumin
    • sea salt & pepper to taste
  • green onion to taste
  • Topping:
    • 1/3 cup raw pistachios
    • 1 teaspoon oregano
    • 1 teaspoon onion powder (optional)
    • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
    • pinch of sea salt & pepper
Steps
  1. Remove the tofu block from the packaging and place it on a paper towel. Place another paper towel on top and then gently place a skillet (or similar moderately heavy object) on top in order to squeeze out excess water.  All the tofu to set for 15 minutes.
  2. Remove the paper towels, then crumble the tofu into a bowl or plate using a fork.  It should look like scrambled egg whites. Set aside.
  3. Set a nonstick skillet on medium heat and then add olive oil, garlic and red onion.  Caramelize the onions and flavor the oil for roughly 3 minutes.
  4. Add bell pepper and mushrooms and cook for roughly 6 minutes or until there are visible sears on the edges of the pepper and mushrooms.
  5. Toss in the tofu and sprinkle in the seasonings.  Fold and mix everything together using a wooden or silicon spatula for roughly 5 – 7 minutes, then set aside.
  6. In a mortar or bowl (or small food processor/blender), add the ingredients for the topping.  Mash using a pestle or food mallet, or gently pulse blend (DO NOT pulverize this into a powder).
  7. Add the tofu to a plate and garnish with green onion and a tablespoon or two of the crushed pistachio topping.  Oh, and hot sauce too!

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Calories
351
Protein
23g
Fat
20g
Carbs
17g
Sodium
-
Fiber
7g
Sugar
4g
About the author

FitMenCook

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.