Very Versatile Tofu Scramble


Tofu is as versatile as eggs. This scramble is no exception, you can add mushrooms, sautéed onions, green onions, chopped tomato, salsa, diced vegetables, spinach, sweet peppers–anything you would put in an omelet. Your imagination is the limit! Quick and easy, it is delicious in pocket breads with sliced tomatoes, cucumber, avocado and lettuce–a lovely compliment to soup or a fruit salad. It can be used for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Add it to your fried rice to replace the eggs.



I try to always keep a brick of tofu in my fridge for a quick lunch on a busy day or when company shows up without notice.

The recipes calls for the medium-firm tofu because as it simmers to absorb some of the moisture, the flavors marinate and improve. This only takes a few minutes, but if you are in a real hurry, you can always use extra firm.

For a hearty breakfast, you can serve with potatoes, Breakfast Sausage Patties, fruit or veggies.


Very Versatile Tofu Scramble

Servings – 4
Cook Time – 10 minutes


1 pkg (14-16 oz.) medium-firm water-packed tofu –see note at the bottom of the page

1/4 cup each diced onion and red pepper, opt. season as needed 

1 generous tbsp McKay’s Chickenlike Seas. Vegan  to make your own see Chick-Like Seasoning

1 tbsp nutritional yeast flakes

1/2 teas onion powder

1/4 – 1/2 teas garlic granules

1/8 teas turmeric

additional salt as needed


  1. Rinse tofu well and Drain.
  2. If using veggies, chop and lightly sauté in non-stick fry pan.
  3. Then add crumbled tofu.
  4. Sprinkle seasonings over tofu and stir to mix evenly.
  5. Simmer until extra moisture is absorbed, stirring as needed. Do not brown. Simmer to blend the flavors and achieve desired texture.
  6. Serve as you would scrambled eggs.

  • Tofu varies a lot from brand to brand so if you are not familiar with this, it can make a big difference. Some are much more dry than others and therefore cook quickly by just mixing with the seasonings and heating. Others may have more liquid and need to simmer a few minutes to use up the moisture before they are ready to serve. Become acquainted with what is available in your stores and pick a brand that you like best.
  • Some people like theirs broken up with chunks left in it and others (myself included) prefer a more “mashed” consistency. Whatever your taste, just be sure that all the seasonings are evenly distributed so every bite is flavorful and delicious.