Sunday, April 7, 2013

Tofu Omelet

My all-time favorite type of food is brunch food.  I love cooking waffles, pancakes, scrambles - basically anything related to brunch.  One thing I loved to eat before going vegan was eggs.  Now I cook tofu omelets and scrambles and it looks and tastes just like the real thing!  What I love about omelets and scrambles is that you can basically fill it with any veggies you have in your fridge.  The day I made this I happened to have oyster mushrooms from the farmer's market so I decided to use it for the filling.  The possibilities are endless for fillings such as bell peppers, green onions, spinach, broccoli, asparagus, etc.  Makes 2 large servings.


1 clove garlic minced
1/2 onion diced
1 cup mushrooms chopped (I used oyster mushrooms)
1 small tomato seeded and diced
2 handfuls of chopped kale (Stems removed.  I save the stems for juice or smoothies)
1-2 tbsp nutritional yeast
1 tsp of tamari (or soy sauce or liquid aminos)
1/2 tsp of smoked paprika
salt and pepper

  1. Heat skillet to medium heat
  2. Add thin layer of water* to pan and saute garlic and onion until translucent
  3. Add mushrooms and saute for few more minutes until soft (continue to add more water if needed to prevent from sticking to pan)
  4. Add chopped kale and saute for few more minutes until wilted
  5. Add tomato and saute a minute longer
  6. Season with nutritional yeast, tamari, smoked paprika and salt and pepper to taste and continue to saute for another minute until flavors blend
  7. Remove from heat and set aside
* I used water to saute with to decrease the fat but you may use cooking spray or oil if you prefer


1 14oz package of tofu
1 tbsp non-dairy milk
2 tbsp nutritional yeast
1 tbsp cornstarch
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp tamari (or soy sauce or liquid aminos)
1/4 paprika
black salt (black salt is actually pink and is found at Indian grocery stores. It is the secret to make it taste like egg. If you don't have black salt, regular salt will do but it won't be the same)

  1. In food processor blend tofu, non-dairy milk, nutritional yeast, cornstarch, onion powder, cumin, turmeric, tamari, and paprika until smooth.
  2. Add black salt and pepper to taste and blend again.
  3. In skillet melt 1-2 tablespoons oil or vegan butter over medium heat
  4. Spread half of tofu mixture into center of skillet and spread out evenly.  Watch for bubbles and cracks and smooth cracks over with more tofu mixture.
  5. Let the tofu mixture fry for 8 minutes or longer and lift edges up with spatula to see if golden and crispy on the bottom side
  6. Once bottom of tofu mixture is golden and crispy spread half of your cooked vegetables on one side of the omelet in an even layer.
  7. Next gently use your spatula to flip the empty side of the omelet over to the other side with the fillings.  I notice using 2 spatulas at this point makes it easier to flip the other side over without breaking.
  8. Gently move to a plate.  You can place in warm oven (200 degrees) while you cook the second omelet.
  9. Top with fresh ground pepper and serve!  I usually like to eat my omelet with roasted potatoes and ketchup.


  1. This omelet looks gorgeous Rosanne!So happy you're sharing your recipes on the blog now :)

  2. I LOVE breakfast food too! Thanks for sharing that cooking tip of sauteing with water instead of oil for a healthier option. I'll try that next time. Anyway I'm so excited to make this omelet for any time of day. Please keep the posts coming.

    1. Thanks RG! Exactly breakfast anytime of day - I like that!

  3. This looks freakin' delicious! I just added your blog to my blog roll! Yay! More recipes to try! :-)

    1. Yay! Thanks Jen. I have yet to figure out how to add a blog roll. lol :)