Look at that picture above. Looks like real eggs doesn’t it? Well my friends, those are not eggs but are instead, tofu. Why did I make eggs out of tofu you ask? No particular reason… I like tofu and I like cooking vegetarian and vegan food and wanted to see if I could do it. Well I did it and it’s not half bad! These “eggs” are seasoned with curry, turmeric and cumin which give this dish a strong Mediterranean-like taste.
Tofu is low in calories and high in protein, calcium and iron. I’ll usually cook tofu with a bunch of vegetables in a stir-fry dish. I’ve also made meatballs with tofu and ate tofu as the main course in my recipe for Tofu with Brussel-Apple Slaw. Tofu is fun to cook with because it soaks up flavors really well and you can really put it in anything!
My boyfriend unfortunately wouldn’t touch this one but that just meant more food for me! I left a note on the fridge one morning after I had left for work. It said, “There’s leftover tofu “eggs” in the fridge for you!” He replied back, “Tofu eggs? No thanks.” Haha, can’t win them all.
I’m all for being a little daring and trying new things when it comes to food. You never know what you like until you try it! So if you’re vegan or if you’re just curious like me on what tofu eggs taste like, then this recipe is for you.
Tofu Scrambled “Eggs”
- 1 Package of soft tofu
- 1 Red potato
- 1 Small green pepper
- 1/2 Tablespoon of each of the following seasonings: cumin, turmeric, garlic powder, curry powder
- Black pepper and red pepper flakes to taste
- Handful of chopped cilantro
- Olive oil cooking spray
- Drain the tofu and mash it up into chunks.
- Chop the potato and green pepper into small pieces.
- Heat a pan on the stove top and spray with cooking spray.
- Add the tofu, pepper and potato to the pan.
- Stir in all of the seasonings. I like to eyeball the amount of seasonings I put it so feel free to adjust the amounts to your liking.
- Saute for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the potatoes are soft.
- Stir in the chopped cilantro and serve hot.
This heats up well for leftovers too (I know this because I had two whole servings to myself).