Southwest Tofu Scramble

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10 min 20 min 3
Southwest Tofu Scramble
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Ingredients for 3 meals

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3/4 tsp Chili powder (for sauce)
3/4 tsp Cumin (for sauce)
3/4 tsp Garlic powder (for sauce)
3/4 tsp Sea salt (for sauce)
3 cup Kale (loosely chopped)
3 tbsp Olive oil
3/4 medium pepper(s) Red bell pepper (thinly sliced)
1/3 medium Red onion (thinly sliced)
341 gm Tofu, silken, extra firm
1/3 tsp Turmeric, ground (optional, for sauce)


  1. Prep veggies and warm a large skillet over medium heat. Once hot, add olive oil and the onion and red pepper. Season with a pinch each salt and pepper and stir. Cook until softened - about 5 minutes.
  2. Add kale, season with a bit more salt and pepper, and cover to steam for 2 minutes.
  3. In the meantime, unwrap tofu and use a fork to crumble into bite-sized pieces.
  4. Use a spatula to move the veggies to one side of the pan and add tofu. Sauté for 2 minutes, then add sauce, pouring it mostly over the tofu and a little over the veggies. Stir immediately, evenly distributing the sauce. Cook for another 5-7 minutes until tofu is slightly browned.
  5. Serve immediately with the breakfast potatoes, toast or fruit. Add more flavor with salsa, hot sauce and/or fresh cilantro.

Advanced Preparation

1 - 3 days prior [optional], Chili powder 3/4 tsp

Add dry spices (first 4 ingredients) to a small bowl and then add enough water to make a pourable sauce. Store in fridge for up to 3 days.

1 day prior [optional], Tofu, silken, extra firm 341 gm

Remove the tofu from its packaging. Line a plate with a folded paper towel and set the tofu on top. Set a small plate on top of the tofu and weigh it down with something heavy, like a 28-ounce can of tomatoes (see picture). Press for 15 to 30 minutes or up to 8 hours covered with plastic wrap in the fridge (using something shorter than a can perhaps). You will see liquid collect around the tofu.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 243
Calories from fat 151
Calories from saturated fat 21.1
Total Fat 16.8 g
Saturated Fat 2.3 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3.0 g
Monounsaturated Fat 10.5 g
Cholesterol 0
Sodium 642 mg
Potassium 524 mg
Total Carbohydrate 12.3 g
Dietary Fiber 2.8 g
Sugars 3.0 g
Protein 12.0 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Meat Alternative 0.8
Vegetables 1.5

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