Herby Spring Scramble

Super simple
Super simple
Super simple
Super simple
0:30 m

Time for some much-needed springtime breakfast inspo! We've taken our wicked recipe for scrambled tofu and given it a seasonal twist, throwing on some spring asparagus, broad beans and plant-based feta. It's perfect for some alfresco dining and the ideal way to jazz up your boring old breakfast routine.

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For the herby scramble

<item-todo-done>1 280g pack of extra firm tofu<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>2 tbsp plant-based butter<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>130g silken tofu, including the liquid<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>60ml almond milk<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 tbsp nutritional yeast<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 tsp cornflour<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>¼ tsp ground turmeric<item-todo-done><item-todo-done> zest of 1 lemon<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>20g fresh herbs (we used a mixture of chives, basil, dill and mint)<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>¼ tsp black salt (optional)<item-todo-done><item-todo-done> sea salt and black pepper<item-todo-done>

For the veg topping

<item-todo-done>100g asparagus<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>100g frozen baby broad beans<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>100g plant-based feta<item-todo-done><item-todo-done> the juice of half a lemon<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>2 tbsp olive oil<item-todo-done>

To serve

<item-todo-done>4 thick slices crusty brown bread<item-todo-done><item-todo-done> plant-based butter<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>½ tbsp za'atar<item-todo-done><item-todo-done> pinch of chilli flakes<item-todo-done><item-todo-done> black pepper<item-todo-done>

Before you start

Kettle boiled | Medium pot | Colander | Medium bowl | Mandoline or very sharp knife | Medium frying pan | Microplane or sharp box grater | Powerful blender | Spatula | Toaster

Cook the summer veg

  • Trim the woody ends from the asparagus and chop into 3.
  • Fill the medium pot with boiled water, a pinch of salt and bring to the boil.
  • Once boiling, add the broad beans and cook for 2 minutes, then add the asparagus, remove the pot from the heat, drain in a colander and leave to cool.

Meanwhile, make the dressing

  • Mix the juice of the lemon with the olive oil in the medium bowl and season generously with salt and pepper.
  • Crumble the plant-based feta into the bowl, then add the drained vegetables and give everything a good stir.
  • Set aside for later.

Now for the tofu

  • Slice the firm tofu as thinly as possible with a sharp knife or mandoline.
  • Pick the mint leaves from their stalks, throw the stalks away.
  • Chop the mint leaves and remaining herbs finely.
  • Place the medium frying pan over a medium heat and add the plant-based butter.
  • Once melted, add the finely sliced tofu and cook for 2 minutes, stirring gently with a spatula but trying not to break it up too much.
  • Reduce the heat to low.

Prepare the silken tofu

  • Zest the lemon.
  • Add the silken tofu, almond milk, nutritional yeast, cornflour, ground turmeric and kala namak, if using, to the blender.
  • Add a pinch of salt and pepper with the lemon zest and blitz until smooth.
  • Add the blitzed tofu mix to the pan and cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly, then add the chopped herbs (reserving a small amount for garnish).
  • Cook for a final 2-3 minutes, stirring again, until glossy and slightly thickened.


  • Toast the slices of bread, then spread with some plant-based butter whilst hot.
  • Remove the summer scramble from the heat, and serve over the fresh hot buttered toast.
  • Dollop over the veg topping and sprinkle with the za’atar, chilli flakes, the reserved herbs and a good grind of black pepper.
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