We love to relax, eat brunch, and spend time with family on the weekends. Today, I decided to make a Mediterranean tofu scramble with many veggies. But, breakfast doesn't have to be boring. I love tofu scramble because it's like a blank slate waiting to be flavored and fussed over. This unique Mediterranean scramble recipe is easy to make, but it also reheats well throughout the week for a quick breakfast on the fly. So, if you're craving a different type of vegan breakfast, give this Greek tofu scramble a try!
As many of you already know, I love Mediterranean food. However, most of the Greek recipes I veganize come from my grandma. She loved to cook and feed her grandchildren. Since I never liked eggs as a child, she always made me lunch foods for breakfast. My sister, on the other hand, loves breakfast. For as long as I can remember, scrambled eggs were a staple at our house on the weekends. So, today, I'm making a Greek tofu scramble to mimic my grandma's Greek scrambled eggs.
When I transitioned to a plant-based diet, I didn't really like tofu until I figured out how to cook it and transform it into many of my favorite meals. I love tofu, and tofu scramble is one of my favorites.
How to make tofu scramble taste like eggs
The secret to making tofu taste like eggs is black salt.
Black salt has antioxidant properties and has surprisingly low sodium levels. It also contains essential minerals like iron, calcium, and magnesium, essential to healthy bodies.
Other added benefits of black salt include:
- Black salt stimulates bile production in the liver and helps control heartburn and bloating. It restricts acid levels and reduces reflux. A pinch of salt can reduce the formation of gases and limit bloating and flatulence.
- If you have digestive issues, black salt is an excellent remedy to help your liver make bile and improve the body's fat-soluble vitamin absorption in the small intestine.
- Black salt contains an Ama, or toxic remains of improperly digested food in the stomach, reducing property. This component helps lower cholesterol.
- It also regulates blood pressure by acting as a natural blood thinner. Doctors recommend no more than 6 grams per day, as taking more than this can raise your blood pressure. However, if you have high blood pressure, do not take more than 3.75 grams per day.
How to make Mediterranean tofu scramble recipe
First, press the tofu—the Perfect Pressed Tofu for Grilling, Baking, or Cooking in a Skillet to make the scramble.
My favorite tofu press, for example, is the E-Z Tofu Press, which is inexpensive and has lasted for years.
Once the tofu is pressed, roughly crumble the tofu with a fork, and add some nutritional yeast, garlic powder, turmeric, and black salt.
However, to avoid pressing the tofu, buy the extra, firm tofu or sprouted tofu, which doesn't require pressing.
Then, add the nutritional yeast, black salt (optional), pepper, turmeric, and garlic powder; stir and set aside.
Greek Tofu Scramble Ingredients
Although you can choose any vegetables for this Mediterranean tofu scramble recipe, I decided on my favorites.
- Sun-dried tomatoes (not in oil)
- Red Onion
- Yellow summer squash
- Grape tomatoes or tomatoes of choice
- Red bell pepper
- Kalamata olives
- Za'tar seasoning (optional)
- Firm or extra-firm tofu
- Nutritional Yeast
- Black Salt (optional)
- Garlic powder
Other possible ingredients
In a deep, wide skillet, saute the onions and garlic until translucent. Next, add the zucchini, summer squash, sundried tomatoes, and red bell pepper and saute until slightly browned (about 5-7 minutes)
Always use a little vegetable broth or water if the vegetables begin to stick, but the zucchini and summer squash provides a lot of moisture, so it depends on the type of non-stick pan.
Now, add the crumbled tofu and stir, cooking until the tofu is heated through. The last and final step is to add tomatoes, olives, and capers and season with Za'tar seasoning.
What is the best tofu to use for the tofu scramble?
- Extra-firm tofu or sprouted tofu is the recommended tofu for tofu scramble. Extra-firm tofu requires pressing before crumbling. Sprouted tofu, on the other hand, does not require pressing.
What is Za'atar seasoning?
- Za'atar is a Lebanese seasoning that combines dried oregano, thyme, and marjoram.
What is a substitute for Za'atar seasoning?
- Combine equal parts oregano, thyme, and marjoram. However, if using fresh herbs, remember to reduce the amount by 1/2.
- I recommend cooking the Mediterranean tofu scramble recipe in a deep, wide pan to accommodate as many vegetables as possible.
- For instance, zucchini and red bell peppers take longer than tomatoes, so cook the other vegetables first. They lose too much moisture if the tomatoes cook too long and get mushy! And no one likes mushy tomatoes.
- Cook the vegetables in order of density. The densest foods, for instance, add and cook last. That way, everything cooks perfectly without getting soggy.
- Use a small amount of water or vegetable broth when sauteeing the vegetables if the vegetables start to stick to the bottom of the pan.
- Next, add the tofu mixture to heat through.
- Omit the black salt if you don't want an "eggy" taste.
Hopefully, you love my Greek tofu scramble!
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Hi! My name is Kathy, I am a retired high school English teacher & vegan enthusiast and blogger. My entire blog is fully plant-based vegan. I truly believe what we eat & how we live determines our health & the preservation of our planet! 🙂