Vegan Tofu Scramble with Pesto

Vegan Tofu Scramble with Pesto

This vegan tofu scramble with pesto is one of my favorite things to make for breakfast!  I use this basic recipe for all of my tofu scrambles, but you can just throw in whatever spices and veggies that you like along with the tofu and make it your own.

sauteing the broccoli for a tofu scramble.

As a vegan, breakfast foods can be hard.  Scrambled eggs were one of my favorites, and I was sad at first when I thought of giving them up. The first time that I heard of a tofu scramble, I was very skeptical.  Surprisingly, tofu has a very similar texture to eggs and it just absorbs the flavors of the seasonings.  It gives you tons of cholesterol free protein that keeps you full all morning. You can load it up with tons of your favorite veggies too.

PESTO TOFU SCRAMBLE
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

A veggie packed tofu scrable with vegan pesto.  Gluten and dairy free.

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American, gluten free, vegan
Servings: 4
Calories: 337 kcal
Author: Monica | The Hidden Veggies
Ingredients
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion diced
  • 2 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1 small zucchini diced
  • 1 small head of broccoli chopped
  • 1 lb. extra firm tofu
  • 10 cherry tomatoes cut in half
  • 3 cups washed baby spinach
  • 1/2 cup cheese like Dayia shreds
  • 3 TBS pesto or 1 TBS dry herbs of choice
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • sprinkle with pine nuts or chia seeds optional
Instructions
  1. Pour olive oil to a frying pan, add garlic and onion and sprinkle with salt.
  2. Sauté onions and garlic in olive oil on medium low until they become translucent.
  3. Turn up heat to medium and add diced zucchini and broccoli. Sauté for about 2 more minutes.
  4. Add crumbled tofu and pesto or herbs. Stir frequently for about 5-8 minutes.
  5. Add tomatoes, spinach, and cheese.
  6. Mix in thoroughly for about 1-2 more minutes.
  7. Top with more pine nuts, chia seeds, or more cheese.
Recipe Notes
  • Be sure to press your tofu to squeeze out excess water.

 

Nutrition Facts
PESTO TOFU SCRAMBLE
Amount Per Serving
Calories 337 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21g 32%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Sodium 364mg 15%
Potassium 1086mg 31%
Total Carbohydrates 24g 8%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Sugars 7g
Protein 15g 30%
Vitamin A 71.8%
Vitamin C 197.4%
Calcium 18%
Iron 20.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

What veggies should I use?

Feel free to add or subtract any of the veggies to suit your family’s taste.  I prefer pesto, but any herb that you like will flavor it nicely.  Let me know if you have tried it and what are your favorite things to add!

What kitchen tools do I need to make a tofu scramble?

It’s great to have a food processor so you can just throw in any veggies that you like and chop them up quickly.  I also use an iron skillet to cook my tofu scramble.  It cooks evenly and the tofu never sticks.  If you don’t have an iron skillet, you may want to use a non-stick skillet or more oil for cooking so the tofu doesn’t stick.

Vegan Tofu Scramble with Pesto- This tofu scramble is vegan, gluten free and dairy free. It makes a great breakfast packed with protein and vitamins. thehiddenveggies.com

Can I make it ahead of time?

Yes! This is a great breakfast to make ahead of time.  You can store it in microwave safe containers and keep it in the fridge for up to 3 days.  Then, simply microwave it for a delicious hot breakfast or high protein snack.

How do I find vegan pesto?

Trader Joe’s carries a vegan pesto in the refrigerated section near the dips, however this the only store bought pesto that I have found to be vegan.  The easiest way to get vegan pesto may be to make it yourself!  It is so easy to make your own!  See my vegan pesto recipe to see how I make a big batch and freeze it so I always have some on hand to add to recipes!

This vegan, cholesterol free, pesto is so delicious, you will wonder why regular pesto has cheese in it at all. thehiddenveggies.com

Tips for making a great vegan tofu scramble:Tips for making tofu scramble come out great every time.Pin the Vegan Tofu Scramble with Pesto recipe for later:Vegan Tofu Scramble with Pesto- This tofu scramble is vegan, gluten free and dairy free. It makes a great breakfast packed with protein and vitamins. thehiddenveggies.com Need some other great breakfast ideas?  Try these Healthy Miracle Muffins!

Zucchini, carrot, flax muffins are packed with veggies, but tastes like a cupcake! They are the perfect vegan, gluten free, and soy free grab and go breakfast!

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