Friday Recipe: Southwestern Tofu Scramble

January 06, 2012

Southwestern-tofu-scramble 
Photo: eatingwell.com

Today's recipe comes from the kitchen of Kristi Cox, HSC's Special Events and Training Coordinator. Her recipe combines tofu, lots of veggies, spicy cheese and fresh herbs for a Southwestern inspired scramble. This recipe puts extra produce to use in a tasty, flavorful and quick weeknight meal or hearty breakfast!

Southwestern Tofu Scramble

4 servings, about 3/4 cup each

Ingredients

  • 3 teaspoons canola oil, divided
  • 1 14-ounce package firm water-packed tofu, rinsed and crumbled
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1 small zucchini, diced
  • 3/4 cup frozen corn, thawed
  • 4 scallions, sliced
  • 1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1/2 cup prepared salsa
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

Preparation

  1. Heat 1 1/2 teaspoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add tofu, chili powder, cumin and 1/4 teaspoon salt and cook, stirring, until the tofu begins to brown, 4 to 6 minutes. Transfer to a bowl.
  2. Add the remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons oil to the pan. Add zucchini, corn, scallions and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt.
  3. Cook, stirring, until the vegetables are just tender, about 3 minutes. Return the tofu to the pan and cook, stirring, until heated through, about 2 minutes more. Remove from the heat and stir in cheese until just melted. Top each serving with 2 tablespoons salsa and 1 tablespoon cilantro.

Optional: Serve with cooked brown rice.

Enjoy!

Plus! Click here to see other delicious ways to cook with tofu!