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For the BEST tofu scramble eggs recipe you need the secret ingredient, black salt or kala namuk for seasoning.  Tumeric or turmeric adds the yellow color and nutritional yeast a slightly cheesy flavor.  Learn how to make these easy and simple vegan scrambled eggs that are healthy and can be used for breakfast burritos or a wrap. #tofueggs #healthyveganrecipes #turmeric #blacksalt #nutritionalyeast #wfpb #eattolive #nutritarian #forksoverknives #nooil

One of the things I’ve had to experiment with a lot is how to make tofu taste like real scrambled eggs. I’ve tried lots of different versions, many that use a LOT of turmeric. For me, it’s pretty overpowering and my kids aren’t a fan. The turmeric is nice, but is really only there for color. The secret ingredient I have found to make the tofu taste like eggs, is black salt. If you’ve never heard of this magic spice, read on and try my vegan tofu scrambled eggs recipe!

What is black salt?

Black salt is also called kala namak and sometimes also Himalayan Black Salt and Indian black salt. It is commonly used in India, Pakistan, and Asian countries. It has a sulfur smell & taste to it, which makes it perfect for making vegan tofu scrambled eggs.

Where to find black salt or kala namak?

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Black salt can be difficult to find, depending on where you live. I have not been able to find it at any of my local grocery stores and not even my Whole Foods. If you have a local Indian grocery store or health food store, you might check there. The color is not actually black but more of a tan powder.

I was finally able to find it on Amazon and it was really cheap. This is the brand of black salt I purchased.

If you can’t find black salt or don’t want to wait, you can try this version of Tofu Scramble recipe without black salt.

Tofu Egg Seasoning

To make the tofu egg seasoning, it is really simple. Combine all the spices together in a sealed container like a jar or ziplock bag and shake! You can keep the tofu egg spice mix in the pantry for months until you are ready to make your vegan scrambled eggs. While the black salt is added for an egg flavor, the turmeric powder gives the eggs its yellow color.

What kind of tofu to use for scrambled eggs

If you aren’t familiar with tofu, it comes in a variety of consistencies. Soft, medium, firm, and extra firm. To make eggs, I suggest using firm or extra firm tofu. Soft tofu is used in creamy recipes like smoothies, dips, and dressings.

Why tofu instead of eggs

use firm or extra firm tofu for eggs and black salt for taste and turmeric for color

Tofu is a much healthier option than using eggs. Eggs are high in cholesterol, saturated fat, overall fat, and doesn’t have any fiber. 1 egg has almost 200 milligrams of cholesterol, making them little cholesterol bombs, which is linked to heart disease.

Tofu provides high levels of healthy plant protein, no cholesterol, no saturated fat, has fiber, is high in calcium & iron, and has phytonutrients like isoflavones which may protect against cancer. It is also full of vitamins and minerals like potassium, manganese, selenium, phosphorus, magnesium, copper, zinc, and Vitamin B, making tofu good for your bones & immunity.

I like to use organic tofu so that I know it is non-GMO. I find it at my local Kroger or Walmart, but you can also find it here.

Tofu Press for most flavor

You also need to drain the excess water from your tofu. Tofu contains a lot of water and it’s like a sponge. So to have it soak up the most flavor you want to remove as much water as possible. After draining the water from the tofu, you can wrap it in kitchen towels to squeeze out some excess water. If you want to go the extra mile, you can use a tofu press for the most flavorful tofu scramble.

For the BEST tofu scramble eggs recipe you need the secret ingredient, black salt or kala namuk for seasoning. Tumeric or turmeric adds the yellow color and nutritional yeast a slightly cheesy flavor. Learn how to make these easy and simple vegan scrambled eggs that are healthy and can be used for breakfast burritos or a wrap. #tofueggs #healthyveganrecipes #turmeric #blacksalt #nutritionalyeast #wfpb #eattolive #nutritarian #forksoverknives #nooil

Easy Vegan Tofu Eggs Recipe

Vegan tofu scrambled eggs is super easy and fast to make! Faster than regular eggs and no need to worry about salmonella that may be lurking in eggs. Tofu is already cooked and can be eaten raw, so you are really just flavoring it with spices and warming it up. No need to use oil, so you can make this completely whole food plant based.

  1. Heat a large non-stick pan over medium heat. Crumble the drained tofu into the pan and use your spatula to chop it up in to smaller pieces as desired.
  2. Add 2 tablespoons of the Tofu Seasoning Spice Mix and mix until tofu is coated evenly. Continue to stir and heat through for about 5-7 minutes.

Use this tofu scramble with black salt in breakfast burritos or tacos

One of our favorite ways of using this black salt seasoned tofu egg scramble is in breakfast burritos and breakfast tacos!!

Here are some suggestions and you can pick your favorite toppings:

  • 100% whole grain or corn tortillas
  • prepared tofu egg scramble with seasoning spice mix
  • spinach or arugula
  • salsa
  • green onions
  • fresh cilantro
  • avocado or guacamole
  • black beans
  • chopped tomatoes
  • corn
  • jalapeños
  • vegan shredded cheese (does contain oil)

More tofu recipes you might like

For the BEST tofu scramble eggs recipe you need the secret ingredient, black salt or kala namuk for seasoning. Tumeric or turmeric adds the yellow color and nutritional yeast a slightly cheesy flavor. Learn how to make these easy and simple vegan scrambled eggs that are healthy and can be used for breakfast burritos or a wrap. #tofueggs #healthyveganrecipes #turmeric #blacksalt #nutritionalyeast #wfpb #eattolive #nutritarian #forksoverknives #nooil

If you try this recipe, please comment below and let me know how it turned out for you!

Tofu Scramble Seasoning (tastes like eggs!)

The secret to making tofu taste like real scrambled eggs, is black salt. Also known as Kala Namak. I buy it on Amazon because my local stores don't carry it.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Servings: 4
Calories: 61kcal
Author: Kim Murphy

Ingredients

Tofu Seasoning Spice Mix

To make Tofu Scrambled Eggs

  • 14 ounces firm or extra firm tofu drained
  • 2 tablespoons Tofu Seasoning Spice Mix

Instructions

To make the Tofu Seasoning Spice Mix

  • Combine all ingredients together and mix well. Store in an airtight container or ziplock bag in your pantry until ready to use.

To make Tofu Scramble Eggs

  • Heat a large non-stick pan over medium heat. Crumble the drained tofu into the pan and use your spatula to chop it up in to smaller pieces as desired.
  • Add 2 tablespoons of the Tofu Seasoning Spice Mix and mix until tofu is coated evenly. Continue to stir and heat through for about 5-7 minutes.

Notes

The spice mix can be stored in your pantry for months until you are ready to use it.
Nutrition facts include tofu & 2 tablespoons of spice mix.

Nutrition

Serving: 0.3cup | Calories: 61kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 412mg | Potassium: 183mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 1mg

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