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Easy High Protein Vegan Tofu Scramble With Pesto

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Hit the ground running in the mornings by getting your protein in to your system as soon as you wake up! If I don’t get something that will fill me up and keep me full until lunch, I can’t fully enjoy my day! It’s important to start your day off with a bright mood and full stomach, so try this high protein vegan tofu scramble with Pesto recipe for balanced nutrition and a great intro into vegan breakfast recipes that actually taste amazing!

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What is High Protein Vegan Tofu Scramble with Pesto?

This High Protein Vegan Pesto Tofu Scramble is packed with protein and aromatic flavors from garlic, turmeric and fresh basil leaves! Tofu may not be the tastiest morning meal substitute for many, but I can’t think of a better product to take on your favourite flavors than crumbled tofu.

NOTE: Here’s my expert breakfast advice. Pair this high protein pesto tofu scramble with toast, butter, cherry tomatoes, avocado, Himalayan sea salt. You can even add fried brown butter mushrooms, spinach or a drizzle of olive oil for the best tofu scramble!

How Can I get High Protein In the morning?

For Vegans, or anyone who eats primarily plant based this isn’t always easy! however it is simple when you start to fully understand your options. Find recipes like this This High Protein Vegan Pesto Tofu Scramble that hit all your nutrition goals for the morning.  Eating lots of legumes, beans, lentils, TVP (textured vegetable protein), or seitan are a great way for vegans to get their protein daily!

Are vegan tofu scrambles healthy?

YES! They are a great source of gluten-free protein to meal prep in the morning, relatively low calorie to leave room for other flavourful pairings, and a good source of fiber and carbohydrates. For exact nutrition information and calories, try using MyFitnessPal for the most accuracy!

How can I get 120g Protein in a day as a vegan?

Try incorporating recipes like this This High Protein Vegan Pesto Tofu Scramble that are relatively low calorie while increasing your protein intake. Nutrient rich plant-based protein powders are a great mid-day or morning breakfast pairing for high protein as well. Try incorporating a low calorie or healthy carb such as mung bean noodles, brown rice or veggies for dinner. Pair with High-protein seitan or TVP for a balanced meal. These are great ingredients to substitute protein sources to reach your daily protein targets of over 100 grams of protein a day!

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How Do You Make High Protein Tofu Scramble?

Tofu Scramble is a great budget friendly replacement to eggs. Here are the instructions for how to make tofu scramble – with vegan pesto!

The first thing you need to do is choose the right tofu! For anyone who’s never bought it before, there are usually four types to choose from. Silken tofu, soft tofu, firm tofu, and extra firm tofu. I usually opt for firm tofu crumble for a balanced egg-like  texture.

Next you want to get the eggy flavor by frying up some minced garlic in a pan or skillet. Alternatively you can combine aromatic spices. Try garlic powder, onion powder, pepper, black salt if available, and the vegan pesto combination into a mixing bowl to stir.

All that’s left to do is fry it up and add it to your favourite toast (sourdough is always my number one choice)! Serve it up next to your favourite vegetables and add some nutritional yeast, hemp hearts, rock salt and some extra virgin olive oil!

High Protein Vegan Tofu Scramble With Pesto Q&A

Can you fry silken tofu?

Yes, although it is most commonly used blended up in sauces for creamy texture. You can certainly fry it up. For tofu scramble, try using soft or firm tofu for ideal egg textures.

What’s the nutrition information for pesto tofu scramble?

For most accurate nutrient facts, input the ingredients into MyFitnessPal for calories, sodium, calcium, vitamin c, potassium, fiber and fats.

What vegan proteins can I use instead of tofu?

I have used all kinds of vegan meats, and have for tofu in its various forms to be the best for tofu scramble. Softer proteins without flavors such as TVP (Textured Vegetable Protein) or certain brands such as JUST EGG offer a great alternative to tofu.

How do I store vegan pesto tofu scramble?

Store tofu scramble in an airtight container in the fridge for up to four days, and the freezer for up to a month. Microwave the leftover tofu scramble on high heat or stovetop fry on medium-heat until hot before serving again.

How do you make tofu less crumbly?

For the best tofu scramble results, simply crumble with your hands to your favourite size of crumble. I prefer to have a mix of bigger chunks and smaller chunks. But for less crumble, try cutting the tofu with a knife to your preferred size for less tofu crumble.

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And for more recipes like this, try my all-time favourite Pesto Veggie Vegan Omelette, or this Vegan Egg Mix.

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Easy High Protein Vegan Tofu Scramble With Pesto


  • Author: Gregs Vegan Gourmet
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Total Time: 20
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x

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Hit the ground running in the mornings by getting your protein in to your system as soon as you wake up! If I don’t get something that will fill me up and keep me full until lunch, I can’t fully enjoy my day! It’s important to start your day off with a bright mood and full stomach, so try this high protein vegan tofu scramble with Pesto recipe for balanced nutrition and a great intro into vegan breakfast recipes that actually taste amazing!


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Ingredients

The Tofu Scramble

  • 1 Block Firm Vegan Tofu
  • 2 tsp turmeric
  • 4 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tbsp olive oil

The Pesto

  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup raw cashews
  • fresh basil
  • pesto seasoning
  • Juice from 1/4 lemon
  • 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • salt to taste

Instructions

  1. In a Medium Pan over medium-high heat, add all tofu scramble ingredients to the pan. Stir to combine and fry until warm throughout and crispy on some edges.
  2. Meanwhile in a small food processor, combine all pesto ingredients until mostly smooth. Add salt for preferred taste.
  3. In a bowl, combine tofu scramble with 1/4 cup of pesto seasoning until fully coated before serving.

OPTIONAL: Add some extra virvin olive oil and hemp seeds to garnish

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