Easy Southwestern Tofu Scramble (+ Breakfast Tacos)

By Jessica Hylton - - Updated

This Easy Southwestern Tofu Scramble will become your new vegan breakfast idea!! It’s beyond simple to make and you can even make it into breakfast tacos!

Top down view of tofu scramble in tortillas with lime wedges on the side.

I’ll admit it – I was very skeptical about this. Tofu scramble? But, I know you guys are always asking for more breakfast options, so I gave it a try.

UMMMMMM. HOW. This is one of the best vegan breakfast ideas I have EVER done. First of all, this doesn’t taste like scrambled eggs. It tastes WAY BETTER. It is a fusion of divine seasonings, the perfect texture AND you can reheat it. No risk of rubbery breakfast here. Even better? I made you tacos with it too.

Tofu scramble on a plate with potatoes and veggies.
So tofu. Let’s talk about you. I have tofu maybe once every three months. Honestly I just haven’t found that much to do with it, so every now and then I grab a block. Well, I’m pretty much convinced that I’ll be grabbing a block way more often, just to remake this tofu scramble. Let’s talk about how easy this is to make. You literally crumble the tofu in your pan.
Yes, that easy. I have a video coming out this weekend to show it, but you sauté the veggies, then add in the tofu, the Southwestern seasonings and everything else. Some people prefer to use a potato masher, but I think that your fingers give it the perfect texture. Also, you get to play with your food! Everything comes together pretty quickly and easily, and the best part is, unlike scrambled eggs, it’s pretty hard to mess this up.
Tofu scramble loaded into two tortillas.
You guys may or may not know this, but videoing a recipe is NOT easy. Especially when you want to cook it afterwards. So I accidentally left these on the eat for a while. Then I photographed them. THEN I reheated them so I could ya know, survive. PERFECT. Like, you would never even know. Plus, adding in the almond milk gives it an even better creaminess so it’s basically all heaven in a forkful. If we’re talking seasoning love, the mix of paprika, nutritional yeast and turmeric give it that gorgeous burnt yellow colour with an amazing taste.
Now, feel free to play this tofu scramble is up. I was feeling for Southwestern flavours of cumin, oregano and paprika so I used those. Want to add black beans and tomatoes, do it. Add roasted potatoes on the side. OR, do what I did and make a breakfast taco. This pairs perfectly with avocado, soft taco shells that are heated over fire (okay, or on your stove top in a little coconut oil) for a slight crispness in each bite. Oh, and most importantly HOT SAUCE. Make my Scotch bonnet pepper sauce because you will NEVER want to eat anything else after having this combination.
Close up of tofu scramble on a plate with potatoes and veggies.
Enough chatter, more cooking! Eat up, and enjoy friends!
This Easy Tofu Scramble will become your new vegan breakfast idea!! It's beyond simple to make and you can even make it into breakfast tacos! via https://jessicainthekitchen.com
Overhead shot of tofu scramble in soft tortillas.

Easy Tofu Scramble (+ Breakfast Tacos)

This Easy Southwestern Tofu Scramble will become your new vegan breakfast idea!! It’s beyond simple to make and you can even make it into breakfast tacos!
by: Jessica in the Kitchen
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 5 servings
Course 30 Minute Meals, Breakfast, Lunch
Cuisine American
  • 2 teaspoons coconut oil
  • ½ red onion
  • 5 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 block of firm tofu - pressed
  • ¼ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast feel free to add more
  • 2 tablespoons almond milk
  • serve optionally with the below:

Breakfast Tacos (optional)

  • Roasted potatoes
  • corn taco shells
  • parsley or chives
  • avocado slices
  • hot sauce


  • In a pan over medium heat, heat the coconut oil. Add in the onions and the garlic, and sauté for about 5 minutes until translucent and fragrant.
  • Take the pressed tofu block in your hand and crumble it into the pan with your hands.
  • Mix all the seasonings in a bowl, including the salt and pepper, and then sprinkle it over.
  • Stir to combine, until the seasonings are fully incorporated. Add in the milk and stir again. Low to medium low and allow to cook for about 5-8 minutes, stirring frequently. Taste test and add any more seasonings that you want.
  • Remove from heat. Serve as you’d like by itself, with breakfast potatoes or in a taco with the ingredients in that section of the recipe. Enjoy!


Calories: 99kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 245mg | Potassium: 77mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 197IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 114mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. I grew up eating tofu and many other soya products daily…this looks wonderfully delicious and healthy as well.

  2. Melissa says:

    I’ve been wanting to try this. I too have a live hate relationship with tofu. No mater how I make it, I don’t see myself reaching for more. Hopefully this recipe will change my mind. Thanks!

    • Jessica says:

      Hi Melissa,

      I understand completely!! I really hope this does change your mind and that you enjoy!!

  3. Redakteur says:

    Podczas swoich eksperymentów z tofu zrobiłam bardzo podobny sos boloński z tofu. I przyznaję, był przepyszny, genialny, wspaniały smakował tak podobnie do sosu z mięsem, że kto by nie wiedział, że to tofu, w życiu by się nie domyślił. Po przetestowaniu potrawy chciałam zamieścić ją u siebie na blogu i wdzięcznie nazwać sos tofunese. Niestety, kiedy wcześniej używałam wędzonego tofu. musiałam uszkodzić drugie hermetycznie zamknięte opakowanie. Smród był tak straszliwy, że wychodek za stodołą w upalny letni dzień to przy tym byłby istny Chanel n.5 Od tej pory porzuciłam eksperymenty z tofu do czasu aż zapomnę o aromacie tego zaśmiardniętego. Ale potwierdzam, dobrze zrobione tofu jest zacne ? ja póki co żywię do tego produktu dziki wstręt ?

    • Jessica says:

      Cześć Redakteur, używam aplikacji tłumaczeniowej, więc proszę wybaczyć wszelkie błędy! Łał! Co za szalony doświadczony i co za smród !! Dziękuję i mam nadzieję, że wkrótce znowu spróbujesz tofu! (i bez nieprzyjemnego zapachu!) 🙂

  4. Kristin says:

    i love breakfast tacos! have you tried kala namak (indian black salt)? a pinch gives an egg-y flavor. it smells kind of gross though to be honest, ha, like sulfur — but it’s weird how it makes the tofu taste more like eggs!

    • Jessica says:

      Thanks Kristin! I’ve never tried that but I have heard of it! I would definitely give it a try and add it!

  5. Cap'n Dave says:

    I’d still eschew some of the salt and add some kala namak to make it taste like egg, but that’s me. One thing I’ve found that really helps is to freeze the tofu first. Then, thaw it, drain it, and it crumbles so much easier/better! Mix in some crumbled tempeh bacon, and it rocks!

  6. Melissa says:

    Thanks for another great recipe!!

    • Gavin | Jessica in the Kitchen says:

      You are most welcome Melissa!. Thank you for reading!

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