Scrambled Tofu and Black Beans

Scrambled Tofu and Black Beans

This is honestly one of my favorites.  It’s a little on the junky side of my style of vegan and stretches the concept of whole plant food, but the beans do come to the rescue with added fiber and a second punch of protein.  That’s of course defensiveness at its core and I eat this because sometimes I need a big plate of comfort that fills me up.  It is my guilty pleasure but to be fair, it is still way more healthy than the common SAD diet most Westerners are eating today.

  • This nutritious and vibrant dish leverages your favorite salsa to flavor the tofu and beans while enhancing the overall nutritional profile with a litany of antioxidants.
  • Fresh cilantro not only adds a bright, herbal touch but also offers detoxifying properties.
  • Finally, the creamy avocado rounds out the meal with its healthy fats locked in a whole plant food, making this dish not just a delight for the palate but also plenty healthy even for a health-nut foodie like me.

Scrambled Tofu with Black Beans and Salsa

December 20, 2023
: 2-3
: 10 min
: 10 min
: 20 min
: Easy

Scrambled Tofu with Black Beans and Salsa is a complete meal, satisfying and full of flavor.

  • 1 block (14 oz) firm tofu, drained and crumbled
  • 1 cup black beans, cooked and drained
  • 1/2 cup salsa of your choice
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon black salt (kala namak, for an eggy flavor)
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast (optional, for a cheesy flavor)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Fresh cilantro, chopped (for garnish)
  • 1 avocado, sliced (for serving)
  • Step 1 Heat olive oil in a non-stick skillet over medium heat.
  • Step 2 Add the crumbled tofu to the skillet. Sprinkle turmeric, black salt, garlic powder, onion powder, and paprika over the tofu.
  • Step 3 Cook the tofu for about 5-7 minutes, stirring frequently, until it starts to get a slightly golden color.
  • Step 4 Stir in the black beans and cook for another 2 minutes until they are warmed through.
  • Step 5 Add the salsa and nutritional yeast, if using, and stir well to combine. Cook for another 2-3 minutes.
  • Step 6 Season with salt and pepper to taste. Remove from heat.
  • Step 7 Serve the scrambled tofu with fresh cilantro and sliced avocado on the side or on top.

Nutritional Information (estimated per serving):

  • Calories: 350
  • Total Fat: 18g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.5g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 700mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 28g
  • Dietary Fiber: 10g
  • Sugars: 2g
  • Protein: 20g

This recipe delivers a hearty and flavorful whole plant food meal that’s rich in protein and fiber, with the warming earthiness of turmeric and the freshness of salsa and avocado.