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Mexican Tofu Scramble

Mexican Tofu Scramble

I hate being sick. It is not fun, but I REALLY hate being sick when I am traveling. I am on a work trip and woke up with the flu this morning. The hotel staff bought me some medicine, I am extremely grateful for their help, but I really just want to go home. I need my own bed and my hubs. I have been trying to rest, but I am still not feeling better. I hope I can survive the rest of the week. Luckily, my co-workers stepped it up today and covered my duties. They are the best. I owe them big time.

I don’t feel like food today, but hopefully you will enjoy this post:) Last week we made a Mexican Tofu Scramble and it was sooooo good! I like tofu, but have never tried to scramble it. I wasn’t sure if I would like it and I was really worried if Joshua would like it. Well, it was a huge success! Two thumbs up all around the table:)

Tofu really takes on any flavor you want it to, so we went with Mexican. We sauteed onion, garlic, and red peppers and added in the crumbled tofu and diced green chiles. We seasoned everything with chili powder, cumin, and cilantro for an added kick.

We served up our scramble in a whole wheat tortilla with the works: diced tomatoes, avocado, fresh salsa, and cheese for Josh. I loved this meal! It was delicious and nutritious! Try scrambling tofu instead of eggs! I know we will be making this one again.

Mexican Tofu Scramble

(Printable Recipe)

1/2 red onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 red pepper, diced

Extra firm tofu (we used 1/2 package)

Diced green chiles

Chili powder


Cilantro, chopped

Salt and pepper
Whole wheat tortillas
Diced tomatoes

Diced avocado

Fresh salsa

Shredded cheese

1. Take the tofu and press it between two plates to drain out the liquid. Let it sit for about 15 minutes.
2. Saute the onion, garlic, and red pepper in a little olive oil, in a large skillet until tender.

3. Crumble the tofu into the large skillet and add the green chiles.
4. Add the chili powder, cumin, cilantro, salt, and pepper. Add a little and taste. If you want more flavor, add in more seasonings. We didn’t measure, sorry!

5. Cook for about 5-7 minutes.

6. Serve scramble in a whole wheat tortilla.
7. Add tomatoes, avocado, salsa, and cheese.

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45 Responses to “Mexican Tofu Scramble”

  1. VeggieGirl — April 14, 2009 @ 1:03 pm

    Ahh, get well soon!!!

    Mmm, avocado and salsa.

  2. Lincoln — April 14, 2009 @ 2:02 pm

    Tofu Secret….Tofu takes the flavor of whatever you want because Tofu by itself has no flavor…Shh its a secret.

  3. lesley — April 14, 2009 @ 2:15 pm

    That looks delicious!

  4. Rosa's Yummy Yums — April 14, 2009 @ 2:19 pm

    Get well soon!

    That looks delicious!



  5. Heather — April 14, 2009 @ 2:39 pm

    i hope you feel better soon! being sick is the worst :(

    your scramble looks scrumptious!

  6. sugarlens — April 14, 2009 @ 2:41 pm

    Hope you feel better soon!

    I love tofu, but definitely never tried it scrambled. What a creative and healthy dish!

  7. Dawn — April 14, 2009 @ 2:48 pm

    Oh I hate being sick too. I hope you get to go home soon to your own bathroom and your own home. Place I’d rather be when I’m sick. Let me know if you need anything.

  8. KM — April 14, 2009 @ 2:52 pm

    Looks deelish! Tofu is fabulous, and I am wild about avocado and salsa concoctions. Hope you aren’t under the weather for too much longer.

  9. Erica — April 14, 2009 @ 5:08 pm

    oh no! I hope you feel better tomorrow (or at least get home!).

  10. Kerstin — April 14, 2009 @ 6:04 pm

    I hope you feel better soon Maria!

    I’m actually a big tofu fan and I love the idea of using it in a scramble – looks yummy!

  11. Jennifer — April 14, 2009 @ 6:10 pm

    Yummy wrap. I hope you went to sleep after the post and woke up all better. Just watched the video-congrats!

  12. Manggy — April 14, 2009 @ 6:25 pm

    Sorry to hear that, Maria :( Get well soon! :)

  13. Steph — April 14, 2009 @ 6:39 pm

    Feel better! The tofu scramble looks delicious.. I’m obsessed with tofu.

  14. Maria — April 14, 2009 @ 7:10 pm

    Thanks everyone! Josh came to get me so I will be in my own bed tomorrow!

  15. Reeni♥ — April 14, 2009 @ 7:14 pm

    I hope you feel better soon!! Your scramble looks delicious!

  16. Jacque — April 14, 2009 @ 7:40 pm

    Oooh, how interesting! With all of those flavors, tofu would be perfect.

    Hope you get to feeling better. :)

  17. Pearl — April 14, 2009 @ 7:44 pm

    feel better soon, dear! the photo of your mexican scramble looks great!

  18. Maris — April 14, 2009 @ 9:29 pm

    That avocado looks soso good!

    Hope you feel better, it does stink to be sick away from home :(

  19. Monica H — April 14, 2009 @ 10:51 pm

    Oh honey, hope you feel better soon. I had the flu a few weeks ago and I was absolutely miserable.

    I wish you a speedy recovery.

  20. mikky — April 15, 2009 @ 2:55 am

    i know what you mean… it’s really hard to be sick in an unfamiliar place… i hope you’ll get better soon… take care…

  21. Grace — April 15, 2009 @ 5:04 am

    being sick sucks, but being sick away from home is the worst. i hope you feel better soon, maria!
    meanwhile, all you have to do to get me to eat tofu is shroud it in mexican flavors. i love this.

  22. Netts Nook — April 15, 2009 @ 5:49 am

    Hope you are feeling better soon. Wow your scramble looks delish.

  23. Natashya — April 15, 2009 @ 6:20 am

    Oh no! Feel better soon.
    I haven’t tried tofu scrambling.. I should experiment more with tofu.

  24. A_and_N — April 15, 2009 @ 6:30 am

    Sorry to hear abt the sickness. Hope you’ve already recovered :)

    This is a lovely looking wrap. Colorful and vibrant! That should cheer you up :)

  25. stephchows — April 15, 2009 @ 6:47 am

    Feel better!!!!

    I’m a HUGE scrambled tofu fan! I first discovered it at a great burrito place (it’s since closed SO SAD), but not I just make them at home, love it!

  26. kat — April 15, 2009 @ 6:49 am

    This is such a popular dish back in San Francisco. Get better!

  27. CupcakeCamp DC — April 15, 2009 @ 7:13 am

    Mmm I’ve never had tofu scramble but that looks so good! I love me some avocado! Feel better!

  28. Lori — April 15, 2009 @ 7:46 am

    Hope you feel better soon. Sick and travel is not a fun combination. I’m not a big tofu fan with it in big chunks, but I don’t mind it so much when it is broken up. This looks very tasty! I would try it for sure.

  29. Judy — April 15, 2009 @ 7:48 am

    So sorry you’re not feeling well, but I love the Mexican tofu scramble.

  30. Bridgett — April 15, 2009 @ 8:57 am

    I could easily get used to eating this. The avocados would be the selling point for sure as I cannot get enough of them! Hope you are feeling better soon. Take care, Maria!

  31. Pam — April 15, 2009 @ 9:50 am

    I hope you are feeling better soon. I have had one of the worst colds of my life for over 7 days now – I am sick of being sick.

    This looks delicious! I love Mexican food!!!

  32. The Blonde Duck — April 15, 2009 @ 10:16 am

    As always, that looks fabulous! I hope you feel better. Traveling while sick sucks!

  33. Jeff — April 15, 2009 @ 12:00 pm

    I always hated when I traveled and I got sick. I feel guilty that the company was paying for everything while I laid in a hotel room like a bum wondering if the guy on Maury is the father.

    I could never become a vegetarian because I have yet to get into tofu. I have bought it, experimented with it, and never really liked any of my creations. So I would have to go to some meat but the rest of everything I love about this dish.

  34. Shari@Whisk: a food blog — April 15, 2009 @ 2:08 pm

    I hope you feel better soon. Sounds like a delicious wrap.

  35. Snooky doodle — April 15, 2009 @ 2:14 pm

    this looks so good :)

  36. Cheryl — April 15, 2009 @ 3:50 pm

    I am not a huge fan of Tofu, but I would eat that in a second! YUM

  37. Cathy — April 15, 2009 @ 6:10 pm

    This looks great! I have never had tofu – this looks like a great place to start!

    Hope you are feeling better Maria!

  38. Liz — April 15, 2009 @ 8:41 pm

    Hope you’re feeling better! This sounds delish–I love anything that involves avocados and/or cheese.

  39. Foodie with Little Thyme! — April 15, 2009 @ 8:42 pm

    I’ve never cooked tofu before. I’ll have to give it a try.

    Feel better!

  40. Maryann — April 15, 2009 @ 9:00 pm

    Feel better sweety :)

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