Southwestern Tofu and Tortilla Scramble


Full of lively flavors, this skillet meal is based on a regional egg dish known as . In the original recipe, the tortilla pieces are scrambled with eggs; this version replaces eggs with firm tofu for a hearty supper dish.

  • 6Servings


  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 3/4 tsp. salt
  • 3/4 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese or cheddar-style soy cheese (3 oz.; optional)
  • 4.5-oz. can chopped mild green chilies, drained
  • 1 lb. firm tofu
  • 1 Tbs. olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 6 corn tortillas, torn or cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 14.5-oz. can diced tomatoes, drained and liquid reserved


Meal plan:  Microwave several sweet potatoes to serve on the side and prepare a simple salad of cherry tomatoes and arugula. Finish with a refreshing mixture of canned unsweetened pineapple chunks and peeled, diced papaya spooned over vanilla low-fat yogurt or soy yogurt if desired.

Drain tofu and blot well with paper towels. Cut into 1/2-inch dice and set aside.

In wide skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring often, until lightly golden, about 9 minutes.

Gently stir in tofu, tortillas, tomatoes, chilies, cumin and salt. Add enough re-served tomato liquid to moisten and blend gently but thoroughly. Cover and cook 10 minutes.

If using cheese, sprinkle evenly over tofu mixture, then cover and cook until melted, about 2 minutes. Serve hot.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories: 160
  • Carbohydrate Content: 22 g
  • Fat Content: 6 g
  • Fiber Content: 3 g
  • Protein Content: 6 g
  • Sodium Content: 673 mg