Southwestern Tofu Scramble & Veggies

A simple and delicious plant-based meal any time of day

Southwestern Tofu Scramble & Veggies

Easy and Packed with Flavor!

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If you follow my Instagram stories each day, you know that my son LOVES a big breakfast but I rarely show my breakfast because a. I don’t love a big breakfast (I know, crazy for Instagram world!), b. I eat the same smaller, on the go breakfast alllll the time, and c. with our morning routine, it’s all about getting my son breakfast before a day of school and I relish my sleep too much to get up earlier.

But that said, I do enjoy a savory brunch every so often. I shared this plate of mine from last weekend on my Instagram stories and go so many questions about the recipe that I decided to share it today.

This plate was sooooo yummy! A tofu scramble with diced red pepper, carrots, green onions, cilantro or parsley and lots of yummy seasoning like turmeric and a few squirts of hot sauce! (Recipe adapted from Vegetarian Times) Served with sautéed spinach, roasted potatoes, roasted tomatoes and avocado it was delicious!

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Southwestern Tofu Scramble & Veggies

Breakfast inspo for anytime! Scrambled Tofu with diced red pepper, carrots, green onions, cilantro and lots of yummy seasoning like turmeric and hot sauce. Served with sautéed spinach, roasted potatoes, roasted tomatoes and avocado. Savory and Delicious!
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time35 minutes
Total Time50 minutes
Course: Breakfast, Dinner, Veggies
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Vegan
Servings: 2 plates
Author: Healthy Gluten-free Family


Tofu Scramble (adapted from Vegetarian Times)

  • 1 container extra firm tofu drained and rinsed
  • 4 green onions white and green part chopped (approximately 1/2 cup)
  • 1 medium red bell pepper diced (approximately 1 cup)
  • 1/2 cup carrots diced
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot sauce or more to taste
  • 1/4 - 1/2 tsp salt depending on personal tastes
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped Cilantro or Parsley I've made it both ways


  • 1 5 oz container fresh baby spinach
  • 1 container campari tomatoes or cherry tomatoes halved or whole
  • 1 bag of petite potatoes any color or mixed
  • 2-3 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 2-3 cloves garlic Optional
  • Kosher Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste
  • 1 avocado sliced


Roast Potatoes

  • Cut Potatoes in half or quarters, depending on preference
  • Toss potatoes in olive oil.
  • Place in a single layer on a baking sheet. Sprinkle with salt and rosemary, if using.
  • Bake in a preheated 425 degree oven for approximately 25-35 minutes or until the edges are crisp and golden

Tofu Scramble

  • Pat dry tofu and cover in an absorbent towel or many paper towels then cover with a heavy pan and let sit for 10-15 minutes to release water.
  • In a large saucepan, heat oil, then add peppers and carrots, and saute 7-10 minute until just tender. Stir in green onions, garlic, cumin and turmeric, and cook 1 minute..
  • Unwrap tofu, and with a fork or your hands crumble tofu into bite size pieces directly into pan veggies. Add salt, pepper and hot sauce. Stir to combine and cook an additional 5-7 minutes or until tofu heated through. Stir in cilantro or parsley and serve.

Sautéed Spinach

  • In a medium skillet, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium heat. Add 2-3 minced garlic cloves if using and saute 30 seconds, until just fragrant. Add spinach and saute 2-4 minutes until wilted. Season with salt & pepper to taste.

Roast Tomatoes

  • Gently toss tomatoes in a touch of olive oil
  • Roast in a preheated 400 degree over for 10-15 minutes or until tomatoes are soft and skin is starting to peel back
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