Spring-Summer 2009 Poultry Press

Red Robin’s Tofu Scramble

By Robin Helfritch

Ingredients:

½ package Lightlife's Gimme Lean Sausage
1 pound extra firm tofu, drained and dried well, mashed with fork
1 medium tomato, diced
3 ounces baby spinach
5 tbsp. tamari
1½ tbsp. nutritional yeast
1 tbsp. yellow mustard
1 tbsp. minced garlic
1 tsp. turmeric
3 tbsp. vegetable oil

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Directions:

  1. Sauté the Gimme Lean in 1 tbsp. vegetable oil on medium-high heat, chopping it with a spatula to break it up as it cooks, until browned and finely minced. Remove from heat and set aside.
  2. Mix together the tamari, nutritional yeast, mustard, minced garlic and turmeric in a small container.
  3. Pour the tamari mixture over the mashed tofu and mix together well.
  4. Sauté the tofu in 2 tbsp. vegetable oil over medium heat for approximately 10 minutes, stirring regularly with spatula, until most of the excess moisture is evaporated and the tofu is firm and slightly browned.
  5. Add the Gimme Lean to the tofu and mix well.
  6. Add the diced tomatoes and mix well.
  7. Add the baby spinach on top of the tofu mixture, reduce heat to low, and cover pan until spinach is wilted. Remove cover and mix well.
  8. Serve immediately with (vegan) buttered toast.

Options:

  • Add sautéed mushrooms, onion, or peppers.
  • Add salsa or hot sauce for some pizzazz!
  • Sprinkle shredded Follow Your Heart cheddar or other vegan cheese on top of the finished scramble, cover pan with lid, and let melt before serving.
Spring-Summer 2009 Poultry Press