Monday, December 11, 2017

Masala Spiced Tofu Scramble

Happy Week 2 of Healthy Holiday Vegan Meals!! This week I thought I'd put a spin on a vegan classic: the tofu scramble. I wanted to change it up, but try something low maintenance and super easy to whip up on a winter night ;)

My Masala Spiced Tofu Scramble is just one of my recipes for the week, but stay tuned for my Holiday Buddha Bowl that I'll be creating later this week!

So let's dive in to this super simple recipe!
What you need:

- 3-4 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 head cauliflower, chopped
- 1 yellow onion, thickly sliced
- Container of Garam Masala or Tandoori Spice Blend (I got this at Safeway)
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- 1/4 cup kalamata olives, pitted and halved
- 2 packages extra-firm tofu, pressed dry
- *optional: add some greens! I also think red bell pepper would be a great addition.

Step 1:

Before you chop the onion and cauliflower, make sure you start draining your tofu. I wrap both blocks in paper towels, and put heavy objects on top. The longer you can drain it, the better!

Step 2:

Add the cauliflower and onion to a mixing bowl. Stir in 2 Tbsp olive oil, 3 Tbsp masala spice blend, and some salt and pepper. You want it heavily coated so it looks like the picture above. Then lay it out on a baking sheet and preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. 

Step 3:

While oven preheats, put your drained tofu in the mixing bowl with leftover spice mix. Using your hands, crumble up the tofu. 

Make sure you've drained your tofu at least 30 minutes.

Add the olives, 1 Tbsp olive oil, several shakes of the masala spice, and salt and pepper. I'd recommend dicing the olives so they cook evenly with the scramble. You can add a splash of hot sauce for more flavor.
Step 4: 

Add the onion and cauliflower to the preheated oven for 25 minutes. While that cooks, preheat a large skillet with some olive oil. Add the tofu mixture to it.

Step 5: 

Since you used 2 packages of tofu, this will take a little bit to cook. Make sure you add more salt, masala spice, and some pepper to taste. When you see the tofu browning, it is about done! After the 25 minutes of roasted veggies, stir them around and cook for about 10 more minutes or so. 

Plate the dish with the roasted veggies on bottom, and top with the tofu scramble! I absolutely LOVED this dish, and while it is unique and not everyone will love the spices, I'd definitely give it a go! The ingredients are super easy to find (I got the garam masala at Safeway), and the prep for this was also very fast, making it convenient to make for a holiday dinner. It's also perfect for meal prep and protein packed! I hope you enjoy it :) Make sure to share with friends!

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