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Tofu Scramble with Swiss Chard and topped with Pickled Onions on a decorative plate

Tofu Scramble with Swiss Chard & Pickled Red Onions

  • Author: Chef Cindy
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 15 min
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 3 - 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Sauté
  • Cuisine: Vegetarian
  • Diet: Vegan


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

1/2 onion

1 garlic clove

68 Swiss chard leaves, chopped 

1/2 block tofu, pressed and mashed *

1 teaspoon turmeric

salt & pepper to taste

pickled red onions (optional)


  1. Heat olive oil in a non-stick sauté pan. Add onion and cook until translucent – about 5 minutes.
  2. Add garlic, Swiss chard and cook until chard has wilted, approximately 5 minutes.
  3. Add tofu, turmeric, salt & pepper and heat through thoroughly.
  4. 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!


  • Serving Size: Small plate
  • Calories: 137
  • Sugar: 4 g
  • Sodium: 786.7 mg
  • Fat: 8.5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 10.1 g
  • Protein: 7.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

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