Southwestern Tofu Scramble

This Southwestern Tofu Scramble brings tofu to life with flavors like red bell pepper, garlic, cumin, thyme and turmeric. Experience the plant-based breakfast of champions by trying the recipe below.


  • 1 pound extra-firm tofu, drained
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 red bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed with your fingers
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • PREP TIME 10
  • COOK TIME 20
  • Serves 4


  1. In a small bowl, stir together cumin, thyme, and turmeric. Add water, mix and set aside.
  2. Preheat a large, heavy bottomed pan over medium high heat.
  3. Break the tofu apart into bite sized pieces and sauté for about 10 minutes, using a spatula to stir often. Cook tofu until lightly browned on one side and continue to cook until the water in the pan evaporates.
  4. Add red pepper and garlic and cook for about 5 minutes.
  5. Add the spice blend and mix to incorporate. Add the nutritional yeast and fresh black pepper.
  6. Cook for about 5 more minutes and serve warm.