Tofu Scramble with Swiss Chard is one of my healthy, quick go-to breakfast recipes! Although eggs have always been a big breakfast item in my house, tofu scramble is a great Vegan alternative to scrambled eggs. Basically, whatever ingredients you would put in your scrambled eggs, you can do the same with scrambled tofu! And, the addition of turmeric gives it the yellow color similar to eggs, and also serves as an immune booster! Super Healthy!!
I am all about stocking my refrigerator/pantry with healthy ingredients while only doing a "once-a-week" market run. I cook with my most perishable ingredients in the beginning of the week. The latter part of the week is for the longer lasting vegetables and ingredients. Tofu and tempeh are especially great for my "end of the week" recipes. As well as vegetables such as kale, zucchini, cauliflower, potatoes and carrots, just to name a few. That is how I have always done my food shopping but it is even more useful with the stay-at-home restrictions because of the coronavirus pandemic. Follow just a few of my tips (*to be posted soon) and you won't need to continually run back to the market!
To make tofu scramble is super easy! Start with extra virgin olive oil in a pan, cook your onions for 5 minutes, then add garlic, Swiss Chard and scallions. Cook for another 5 minutes. Then add your mashed tofu, turmeric and spices. Heat through and you are ready to eat!
Tofu Scramble with Swiss Chard & Picked Red Onions is a great VEGAN breakfast alternative to scrambled eggs. Add in some immune boosting turmeric for great flavor and bright yellow color also!
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 garlic clove
6-8 Swiss chard leaves, chopped
1/2 block tofu, pressed and mashed *
1 teaspoon turmeric
salt & pepper to taste
pickled red onions (optional)
- Heat olive oil in a non-stick sauté pan. Add onion and cook until translucent - about 5 minutes.
- Add garlic, Swiss chard and cook until chard has wilted, approximately 5 minutes.
- Add tofu, turmeric, salt & pepper and heat through thoroughly.
- Plate and serve topped with pickled red onions and/or avocado toast. Delish!
*I recommended pressing tofu before using it in a sauté - it takes the moisture out of the tofu and makes it crumble better. You can use a potato masher to mash the tofu or just simply a fork.
Hint: Press the tofu while you are prepping & cooking the other ingredients!
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