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Spicy tofu scramble tacos with avoacado slices.

Spicy Tofu Scramble Tacos (Oil-Free)

  • Author: Allie
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 5 servings 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


These spicy tofu scramble tacos with hominy are vegan, oil-free, and perfect for meal prep.  The recipe uses jalapeños, green bell pepper, hominy, and a combination of spices for a flavorful savory breakfast.


  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 2 jalapeños, finely diced
  • 2 cans (15.5 ounces each) hominy, drained
  • 1 block of firm tofu (14 ounces (396g)), drained but no need to press
  • 1 tablespoon salt-free chili powder (spice blend not chili flakes or cayenne pepper)
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½-1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon chipotle powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Fresh cracked pepper
  • ½ teaspoon Himalayan black salt (optional)


Servings suggestions

  • Tortillas
  • Avocado slices
  • Salsa


  1. For oil-free cooking: Sauté the onion, green bell pepper, and jalapeños in a preheated non-stick large pan over medium heat.  Cook for about 7-8 minutes or until the onion is translucent and the peppers have softened.  Add a tablespoon of water at a time if the veggies start sticking. Or use a neutral-tasting oil.
  2. Add the hominy and tofu: Drain but don't rinse the hominy and crumble the tofu into the pan.  Break up any large tofu chunks with your spatula.
  3. Add seasonings: Add all of them to the pan except the black salt and stir to combine.
  4. Cook: Turn down the heat to low and cook for about 10 minutes uncovered for the flavors to combine and to cook out excess liquid from the tofu.  Stir occasionally.
  5. Serve: Stir in the black salt and serve with tortillas.


We use a salt-free chili powder, if yours does contain salt, you may want to reduce the amount the recipe calls for.

If you don’t have a nonstick pan, you may need to add a ¼ cup of water when cooking the veggies for oil-free cooking.  Or use a neutral-tasting oil.

The ground turmeric can easily be cut in half if you prefer.

I purchase my Indian black salt on Amazon, but if you don't miss the smell of eggs it can be skipped. I wouldn't recommend substituting with table salt on a 1 to 1 ratio, it may make the dish too salty. Season to taste.

No need to press the tofu.

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: breakfast
  • Method: stovetop
  • Cuisine: american

Keywords: spicy tofu scramble, tofu scramble tacos, oil free tofu scramble