How to scramble tofu

How to scramble tofu

by Great British Chefs8 December 2014

How to scramble tofu

Use firm tofu for scrambling as it can be crumbled to create the desired texture. Bought in a block, firm tofu can then be sliced or diced for use in a range of recipes - from salads to casseroles. Ideally, buy fresh tofu from Asian supermarkets – this must be eaten on the same day as purchased, but is better quality. Tofu has a delicate and subtle flavour and is an extremely versatile ingredient. Scrambled tofu makes a delicious vegan breakfast option. Try to dry the tofu out a little before using to prevent it from becoming too soggy.


Heat a frying pan to high heat with a dash of oil. Add a chopped onion and sauté until soft
Crumble the tofu into the pan – make sure the pieces aren’t too small as it will break up further in the pan during cooking
Turn up the heat to allow the excess water to boil off
Serve immediately


You can flavour the scrambled tofu with soy sauce, turmeric, garlic, fresh herbs, salt and pepper. Serve with your choice of vegetables.

Get in touch

Please sign in or register to send a comment to Great British Chefs.