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Easy Tofu Scramble with Veggies

  • Author: Liz Madsen
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 cups 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


This easy vegan Tofu Scramble with Veggies takes only 10 minutes to cook and makes a nutritious and delicious savory breakfast. This customizable recipe is perfect for meal prep and the whole family will enjoy it.


Units Scale
  • 1 small (or 1/2 medium) yellow or sweet onion, diced
  • 1 bell pepper, any color, diced
  • 6 - 8 ounces mushrooms, any kind, sliced or diced
  • 1 16-ounce block (396g) firm or medium tofu, drained (see note 1)
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper (to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt (to taste)
  • 1/4 teaspoon kala namak / black salt
  • 2 - 3 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 1 cup (packed) baby spinach, roughly chopped
  • For serving: toast, tomatoes, avocado (all optional)


  1. Saute onion: First add your onion to a large rimmed nonstick skillet or pan over medium high heat. Cook the onions, stirring frequently. When the onions start to stick (just slightly), add a tablespoon of water. Repeat this process for about 2-3 minutes.
  2. Add the bell peppers and mushrooms. Saute for a couple minutes.
  3. Now add the tofu: Crumble the drained tofu with your hand over the pan. You can also cut the tofu into chunks and scramble it in the pan with your cooking utensil.
  4. Add the spices (not the nutritional yeast yet).
  5. Stir everything, cook for a couple minutes, add your nutritional yeast and spinach if using, and stir again. 
  6. Serve: Eat it straight up with toast, throw it in a sandwich or wrap, and enjoy!
  7. Store: Refrigerate leftovers in an airtight container (I recommend glass because the turmeric will stain plastic) for 3-4 days.


  • Note 1: Some people use silken tofu in tofu scramble but I don’t like the texture much. Firm or medium tofu is my preference, but feel free to experiment.
  • Note 2: Kala Namak (or black salt) gives the tofu scramble an egg-like flavor. Just a pinch is needed. You can purchase this online or find it in an Indo-Pak grocery store.
  • Note 3: I love the savory flavor nutritional yeast gives the scramble, but leave it out if you don’t like it.
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Stove top
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Vegan, Oil-free, Gluten-free, Sugar-free, Nut-free, Egg Replacement, Tofu, Breakfast