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Vegan Tofu Scramble & 5-minute Roasted Corn Salsa | Breakfast Burritos!

Happy Memorial Day!

So maybe you’re sleeping in on your extra day off, or getting ready for a lunch picnic with friends. Here is a super easy, quick, and protein-packed recipe from the live webinar I did with Young Jains of America on Compassionate Cooking (video tutorial coming soon on my YouTube channel, so subscribe here!) that will help you kickstart your day:

Vegan Tofu Scramble with Roasted Corn Salsa


Prep Time: 10 minutes & Cooking Time: 20 minutes

Servings: 4

Tofu Scramble:

  • 1 8-oz block tofu, extra firm- drained and crumbled
  • olive oil
  • ½ green chili or jalapeno
  • ½ red/yellow/green bell pepper, sliced thin
  • 2 cups greens (kale or spinach)
  • ½ cup black beans
  • 1 small zucchini chopped
  • 2 stalks chopped celery
  • A handful of cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
  • ½ cup chopped cilantro (or parsley if you don’t like cilantro)
  • Juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • Hot sauce (Choluda and Tabasco are Jain-friendly!)
  • Spice Paste
    • ½ tsp cumin
    • ½ tsp paprika
    • ½ tsp turmeric
    • ½ tsp sea salt
    • Dash of Asafoetida powder (Hing)
    • ~3 tbsp water to make sauce
  • Sliced avocado
  • Whole wheat tortilla (if creating a breakfast burrito)


5-minute Jain Roasted Corn Salsa:

  • 3-4 medium roma tomatoes, halved
  • juice of ½ lemon
  • sea salt to taste
  • 3/4 cup cilantro
  • 1 small green pepper diced
  • 1 cup roasted corn (1/2 cup reserved; I bought this frozen at Trader Joe’s but you could also just use regular corn)
  • 1-2 stalks of diced celery (This makes a great onion substitution in texture! You can also use diced fennel)
  • 1 jalapeno or serrano pepper (fresh)

Directions: Toss all ingredients into blender, blend on medium speed until crushed but chunky texture.  Finally, mix in reserved portions for chunky salsa! THAT IS IT.


Directions: Heat oil on medium heat and add green chili until it starts to sizzle. Add in tofu and cook for 5-10 minutes until lightly browned. Add in black beans and veggies to the sauté for 5 minutes. Add spice sauce and lemon juice and let it cook for 5 more minutes. Add your fresh greens, cherry tomatoes, and cilantro, bring to low heat. Serve as a side dish or wrapped in a tortilla as a breakfast burrito with avocado and your favorite hot sauce! If you’re up for it, an avocado rose makes a beautiful garnish!


*If you are making a breakfast burrito, add the tofu scramble filling, some more of your favorite greens, and sliced avocado to a warmed whole wheat tortilla. Wrap the burrito and lightly brush the outside with olive oil. Place on a pan until tortilla is lightly browned, flip and repeat.

**You can even turn these into enchiladas by covering the burritos with enchilada sauce in a glass pan, topping it with vegan or vegetarian cheese, and baking it for 20 minutes at 375F. Leave a comment below if you’d like me to demo an enchilada recipe and how to make Jain enchilada sauce from scratch! 🙂

***I had this for dinner last night as a filling in mini taco tortillas, they make for super cute taco sliders!



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I am a Board Certified Physician Assistant with a passion for helping others achieve their optimal health through a plant-based lifestyle. On this blog, I share simple recipes, wellness tips, and ways to practice compassionate living rooted in Jain values of non-violence, non-attachment, and non-absolutism.


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  3. Please share the recipe for Jain enchilada sauce from scratch! You’re an inspiration to so many strict Jains like us living in the US! Thanks for your recipes 🙂


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