I fell in love with tofu when I was doing my yoga teacher training in Thailand back in 2012. I was a meat-eater at the time and was worried that not eating meat would make me waste away and lose all my muscle. How wrong I was!! After a month of nourishing my body with a plant-based diet (which also included eggs and yogurt) and a daily Ashtanga yoga practice, I was stronger than I ever had been.
So now, every time I eat tofu, it takes me right back to Thailand and those feelings of nourishment and strength I had while I was out there.
Now, unless you’ve been to Asia and experienced the deliciousness of traditionally cooked and perfectly spiced tofu, you probably don’t know what to do it with it. It might not look too appealing to the eye, but it’s beige blandness means it soaks up flavours like a sponge.
So, this recipe was inspired because a) most people don’t know what to do with tofu, and b) most people like pesto. The creamy, nuttiness of the pesto works really with the earthiness of the tofu and the roasted tomatoes add a lovely sweetness.. If you’re short on time, then instead of roasting the tomatoes, you can literally chuck all the ingredients in a pan, give them a stir, and have a damn tasty breakfast in less than 10 minutes!
Plus, tofu is packed full of protein and makes a great alternative to eggs if you’re looking to reduce your animal-product intake or just fancy something different. If you’d like to try a totally vegan breakfast then instead of using a standard shop bought pesto, most supermarkets now stock vegan varieties made with tofu instead of parmesan (I like this one) and if you fancy making your own then I love this recipe by Dana at Minimalist Baker which uses nutritional yeast for a great cheese-y, nutty flavour.
Ever since I first experimented with tofu scrambles this pesto variation has been a firm favourite of mine. It is:
Super quick to make
Packed full of protein
Perfect for family breakfasts
If you give this recipe a try, let me know how you like it! Share it and leave a comment – it’s super helpful for me and other readers.
And as always, don’t forget to take a picture and tag it #FearFreeFood on Instagram. I love seeing what you cook up!