I’ve had scrambled tofu before but never tried to make it myself. After coming home from work the other night, I wanted to throw something together quickly, so decided to experiment with a little scrambled tofu. I was inspired by the chili seasoning that Amanda incorporated into her simple black beans recipe the other day, and had picked some up at the store so I had it on hand. Although scrambled tofu is mostly served for breakfast in place of eggs, I though it’d be nice to spice it up a bit to make it a little more savory and appealing for dinner.
Tofu is a great source of protein and iron. What I love about it is that due to it’s neutral flavor it’s very versatile and can be seasoned in so many different ways. Since it’s so easy and fast to cook up it’s a great staple to have in your fridge.
7-8oz of extra firm organic tofu, crumbled*
1/2 yellow onion (or 1 small), chopped
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 tablespoon of olive oil
2 cups chopped kale
1 1/2 tablespoons of vegetarian chili spice mix
1/4 cup chopped parsley
sea salt, to taste
To crumble the tofu, first drain it and then use a couple of paper towels to squeeze out any excess liquid. Then crumble the tofu into bit sized pieces. Set aside.
Heat olive oil on medium heat in a skillet. Add in onions and garlic and saute for a few minutes until the onions soften and become translucent. Add in chili mix and stir into the onions and garlic. Add the crumbled tofu and stir. Cover for about 4 to 5 minutes until it’s heated throughout. Add in the kale and salt and stir for about a minute until the kale starts to wilt. Taste it, if you feel you’d like some more flavor add in a bit more seasoning and a bit of salt, continue to do this until the flavor has popped to your liking!
I had this with some arugula salad and a delicious piece of spelt bread. As I mentioned, tofu really takes on the flavor of whatever you mix it with so feel free to experiment with flavors (seasoning, herbs, sauces, etc) you like!
with love and tofu,
*It’s important that you make sure to buy organic tofu, this ensures that your tofu will not be made from genetically modified soybeans.