tofu scramble

Mexican Style Tofu Scramble

Find out what makes this particular tofu scramble different than the rest! Unbelievable unique textured tofu combined with a Mexican flare!

Course Breakfast, Main Dish
Cuisine Gluten-Free, Mexican, Vegan
Keyword tofu scramble, vegan breakfst recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 118 kcal
Author Anjali Lalani


  • 14 oz. firm tofu
  • 1 green bell pepper , chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper , chopped
  • 1 small white or red onion , chopped
  • corn kernels , frozen
  • 2 cloves garlic , minced
  • taco seasoning , see below for gluten-free version of this ingredient
  • hot sauce , I prefer Cholula Hot Sauce
  • basil or cilantro , chopped
  • salt
  • flour or corn tortillas , optional
  • cooking oil


To Prepare Tofu:

  1. Cut tofu block in half. Drain the tofu with paper napkins in order to remove the excess storage liquid (without breaking up the tofu).
  2. Once the tofu is drained, place it in a freezer bag and store in the freezer. Freeze overnight or until you are ready to use it.
  3. Remove from the freezer and and thaw completely in the refrigerator. You will notice the change in consistency of the tofu after it has been frozen.
  4. When soft, press any residual water with a paper napkin.
  5. (Note: Alternatively, you can place their unopened package of tofu in the freezer without draining and drain after the tofu is defrosted. You may have more water and air pockets because the water will have frozen inside the tofu. Either method will work.)

To Prepare Scramble:

  1. Add 2 tbsp oil in a wok or skillet and heat to medium. 

  2. Add chopped garlic, onions, and red/green bell peppers and saute on medium/high heat until they are cooked. Add some salt and mix. Defrost and add the corn.

  3. With your hands, crumble the tofu block and add directly to the skillet.
  4. Mix the scramble frequently and cook the tofu until it has slightly browned.
  5. Add taco seasoning, hot sauce, and salt to taste.
  6. Add freshly chopped basil or cilantro. If you don't have fresh herbs, you can use dried herbs. Serve hot.

Recipe Notes

You can eat this scramble by itself, or grill tortilla and make a wrap using this scramble as a filling.


Many store-bought taco seasoning is not gluten-free. For a gluten-free version, instead of using store-bought taco seasoning, use a combination of any or all of the following spices: chilli powder, paprika, salt, onion powder, cumin, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, ground oregano, and sugar.

Nutrition Facts
Mexican Style Tofu Scramble
Amount Per Serving
Calories 118 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Sodium 115mg5%
Potassium 389mg11%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 1060IU21%
Vitamin C 64.4mg78%
Calcium 41mg4%
Iron 1.5mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.