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Easy Mexican Tofu Scramble

Course: Breakfast, dinner
Cuisine: Mexican, Vegan
Keyword: tofu scramble
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Shelly Hughes
This can be for breakfast, lunch or dinner. The Mexican Tofu scramble mixed with onions, peppers, tofu and garlic topped with your favorite toppings!
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Mexican Tofu Scramble

  • 8 oz extra firm tofu pressed
  • 2 ½ tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/2 red onion, chopped
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno, minced and seeded (optional)
  • 2-3 garlic, minced
  • 1 cup corn fresh or frozen
  • 1 tbsp tamari
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 water (as needed)

Favorite Toppings

  • cilanto
  • avocado slices
  • salsa
  • vegan sour cream
  • corn tortilla


Press the Tofu before use. (Optional 10-30 Minutes)

  • Remove the tofu from the package. Wrap the tofu in a paper towel and completly covered and place in a bowl or a dish. Add plate or cutting board on top of the tofu and weight it down with pan or something heavy like can of tomatoes. Let the liquid release from the tofu. 30 minutes is ideal but you can do for at least 10 minutes while prepping the vegetables.

Mexican Tofu Scramble

  • In a bowl, crumble the tofu into the texture of scrambled eggs or small pieces. You can use your hand to crumbled the tofu or a fork or spoon. Add in the nutritional yeast, salt and lemon juice and set aside,
  • In a large skillet, heat the pan over medium heat for an oil free saute. Add in the onions and 1-2 tbsp of water and stir occasionally for about 3-5 minutes
  • Add in the bell peppers, garlic and jalapeno pepper and saute for another 5 minutes or so until the peppers are tender. You add in small amount of water (1-2 tbsp) if the ingredients start to stick.
  • Stir in the tamari, corn and the crumbled tofu and heat all the through. Stir occasionally 3-5 minutes. Add in the fresh lime juice. Salt and pepper to taste. Serve
  • Remove from heat and add in your favorite topping. Like salsa or cilanto


Serve on corn tortilla with the tofu scramble and topped with cilantro salsa and avocado.
Side of tofu scramble with toast and roasted potatoes