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Randomly, a Recipe: Scrambled Tofu

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I don’t normally post recipes because, well, I’m not a particularly great cook. But this is my go-to for a quick (vegan) meal. It has a great flavour and it’s really, really easy (and healthy).

I found the original recipe here but I thought the flavours were a bit anaemic, so I changed it around a bit. Here’s my version of the recipe:

Scrambled Tofu

Serves 2 – 3 people

Time: 20 – 30 minutes, depending on how distractible you are

  • 14-ounce / 400g package firm tofu
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 medium red pepper, finely chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon chilli powder (choose heat to match your taste!)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 teaspoons ground turmeric
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 4-6 tortillas, warmed
  • Fresh salsa
  1. Remove the tofu from its package and set down on a plate lined with paper towels.
  2. Cover in another layer of paper towels and press and blot well to remove as much moisture as you can (this will help the tofu absorb the flavours).
  3. Place in a bowl and mash well with a fork. You’re looking for a crumbly consistency.
  4. Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add the onion then, a minute later, red pepper and cook until soft, about 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Stir in the coriander, cumin, chilli powder and salt and cook until just incorporated and fragrant, 1 minute or so.
  6. Stir in the mashed tofu and the turmeric along with the 3 tablespoons water, and cook until the mixture is warmed completely through. 2 minutes should do it.
  7. Warm your tortillas then scoop in a generous portion of the scrambled tofu and garnish with fresh salsa, or, you know, whatever other weird stuff you like.

You could make the fresh salsa yourself, of course, but I just buy it, because I’m like that.