Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Farmers’ Market Trip and Tofu Scramble

Over the weekend, we did some shopping and tasting at the Campbell Farmers’ Market.

I bought soft as well as firm tofu. I used the firm tofu in a couple soups. I haven’t worked much with soft tofu and decided to try it in an egg scramble dish. It turned out delicious.

(Mostly) Egg white/Tofu Scramble with Spinach and Mushrooms

  • Oil
  • 1 whole egg
  • 3 egg whites
  • 5 tablespoons of soft tofu
  • 1 bag of baby spinach
  • 10 mushrooms, sliced
  • Cilantro, chopped
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • Put the egg, the egg whites and the tofu in a bowl and mix well. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Heat a bit of oil in a pan, and sauté the mushrooms. After a few minutes, add the spinach.
  • Once the spinach is wilted a bit, add the egg/tofu mixture and cook until the egg mixture is firm.
  • Sprinkle with cilantro.
Prep Time: About 10 minutes
Servings: 3

I served the scramble with some seasoned brown rice (seasoned with gochujang, ketchup, rice vinegar, sesame oil, and sesame seeds).

Questions: Do you like tofu? What’s your favorite way to eat it? In what dishes do you use soft tofu? I want to get more creative…

Be well,


  1. i love tofu! that scramble looks right up my alley.

  2. Loving that vest, lady! Nope -no tofu for me -I think it's the texture I dislike. :(

  3. I love tofu and make scrambles with them all the time! YUMMY!!!

  4. i don't think i've ever used soft tofu! now that i think about it, i've only used the firm stuff in stir fries. (we're pretty boring around here.) p.s. love those photos of your son. how adorable. :)

  5. Have you ever made mapo tofu? I made a Korean version the other day...it's now one of my favorite way to eat tofu!!! I'll post the recipe soon sometime...it's got gochujang in it! :-)

  6. Aren't winter farmer's markets fun??? Love the photos!!! I'd love to learn how to use tofu....I haven't had much success.

  7. I'm not really a tofu person but those persimmons!!!! LOVE THOSE. So jealous, I haven't seen any around here for some time.

  8. I was going to yammer about tofu but my girl just screamed SHE EATS A LOT OF VEGGIES!! THATS SO GOOD MAMA.

    so I shall share that :)

  9. I do love tofu but have been wanting more ways of preparing it - this looks great!

  10. Andrea, that sounds A-MAZ-ING!

  11. Anonymous3/02/2011

    i love tofu, I eat them in a weekly basis. I like to add them to stir-fries. For soft tofu, they're great for soup and desserts! :)

  12. I don't like tofu and never eat it but your dish looks good.

    Nice pics of your visit to the farmer's market.

  13. Although I am not a fan of tofu but the rest of the scramble looks great.

    You are so lucky that your Farmers Market is open.

  14. Like you I make lots of scrambles, adding a little high biological value protein with egg whites!

    I also grill the firm tofu, saute and bake it.

    I have the soft stuff but have yet to experiment!!! I wanted to do a cheesecake... we'll see!?

    Love the collage of photos in this post!

  15. I do eat tofu and I love tofu scrambles. I usually just marinate it and bake it and serve with veggies and rice. Looks like some great shots from the market.

  16. Going to the Farmer's Market just makes me feel good! I love the color bath, the people, being outside and the variety of food available.

    I am not big on tofu. I use to make a low carb mock mac and cheese with cauliflower and tofu instead of pasta and it was good. I do like tofu in Miso soup but that's about it.

  17. I can't wait until our market opens up again! I've never used soft tofu before. It kinda scares me. HAHA! For the firm tofu; I like to bake it.

  18. I am going to try this over the weekend - firm tofu that has been pressed dry.

    Toss it in corn starch and then pan fry until crisp on the outside but still tender on the inside. It's one of my favorite dishes at our local sushi place called "aged dashi tofu." Hope it turns out as good!

  19. I love meals that are a result from awesome Farmer's Market trips! This scramble sounds fantastic! Oh! And I wanted to add, you video for Newman's Own is way too cute! I love your little sous chef!

  20. Anonymous3/02/2011

    A fun shopping at Farmer's market and the scramble looks so delicious, excellent with tofu!

  21. I miss the farmer's markets in California. I love eating tofu in soups such as miso.

  22. Anonymous3/02/2011

    I'm not much of a tofu fan, but I must admit, that dish looks delicious, I love eggs pretty much any time of day, cooked all different ways!! Yay for farmer's market shopping! I can't wait for our farmer's market to get back in full swing! That is one of my favorite weekend outings!

  23. I have never used soft tofu before. I know it is good for thickening up sauces as well as smoothies.
    I do use the extra firm variety and I love baking it! You can pretty much do anything with it..it's so versatile.

  24. My favorite tofu dish comes from a restaurant in San Jose's Japantown that sadly closed a couple years ago. It was fresh, silky soft tofu from San Jose Tofu (just doors away) served with two kinds of sesame sauces. It was like eating a savory custard. Totally addicting.

  25. ahhhhhhhhhhh I need a trip to a farmer's market.
    so nice to be outside!

    lately I am baking my tofu, cut up into chunks and some new sauce on it...than I just toss it on my salad or whatever.

    before that I used soft tofu and put it in my smoothies.


  26. If my stomach could handle tofu, I would love to try a tofu scramble!! I bet even Nick would like this. But in reality, tofu is my worst offender when it comes to bad gas. I can handle some silken tofu, and I like to make vegan pudding with it, but even then I have gas. IT stinks (hehe, pun intended there!).

  27. Oh wow, this just looks tasty and the perfect breakfast for a weekend.