Vegan tofu scramble in a pan

Tofu Scramble

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tofu scramble with avocado and salad greens.

Want a scramble, but don’t want eggs? Try this protein-packed tofu scramble.

Yield: 3-4 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes


  • 1 16-oz (450g) container firm tofu, drained
  • 3 tbsp melted Crystal margarine
  • 3 tbsp nutritional yeast flakes
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 small onion, sliced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced fine
  • ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 1/2 tbsp soy sauce or apple cider vinegar


  1. Gently squeeze the tofu to extract excess water. Blot dry with paper towel.
  2. Crumble tofu with your hands.
  3. Crumbled tofu

  4. Heat a nonstick pan over medium-high heat. add a little margarine to lightly coat the pan. You can add more as needed.
  5. Onions and margarine in a heated non-stick pan

  6. Cook onions until transparent, 2-3 minutes. Stir in nutritional yeast, onion powder, and turmeric.
  7. Nutritional yeast, onion powder, and turmeric added into heated pan with margarine and cooking onions.

  8. Add garlic and continue to cook until fragrant.
  9. Add tofu to the pan. Cook, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned.
  10. Tofu added to non-stick pan.

    Tofu cooking in spices with onions.

  11. Remove from heat. Drizzle the soy sauce or apple cider vinegar over the tofu scramble and give it a quick stir.
  12. Serve warm with toasted bread, avocado, and salad greens.

Chef Notes

  • Make sure to buy firm tofu, as the softer varieties will not crumble properly.

tofu scramble with avocado and salad greens.

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