Vegan Caribbean Breakfast
Kick start your morning with this delicious vegan style Caribbean breakfast recipe. It consists of scrambled tofu, steamed iron enriched leafy greens, baked sweet plantain with avocado (pear) on the side.
Servings 3 people
For the tofu scramble
- 9 oz block of extra firm tofu (280g) scrambled into pieces
- 2 tbsp nutritional yeast (30g)
- 1 tsp onion powder (5g)
- 1 tsp garlic granules (5g)
- ½ tsp turmeric (2.5g)
- ¼ cup almond milk (60ml)
- ½ tsp Kala Namak black salt (5g) fine
- black pepper and chopped chives to garnish
For the sautéed greens
- 1 small onion chopped
- 3 garlic cloves minced
- 1 medium tomato chopped
- 2 cups leafy greens (80g) tightly packed, I used a combination of callaloo/kale
- ¼ cup warm water (60ml)
- 1 tsp thyme (5g) dried or stems removed
- 2 tsp all purpose seasoning (10g)
- black pepper and pink salt to taste
- 1-2 plantain for baking see notes for recipe link
- 1-2 avocadoes (pear) sliced, optional
To make the scrambled tofu
On heat medium, use a non stick frying pan or skillet then add the tofu then shake the pan a few times to evenly distribute.
Stir in the nutritional yeast, turmeric, garlic and onion powder/granules.
Pour in the almond milk and reduce the heat and continue to cook for 2-3 minutes, shaking the pan a few times during the given time.
Once the tofu scramble has cooked fold in your black salt.
Garnish with black pepper and chives before serving.
For the sautéed greens
Add the olive oil to the skillet on medium heat.
Add the onion and garlic then sauté until soft and translucent.
Add the tomatoes and continue to stir for about 1 minute before adding the leafy greens.
Add the warm water to the pan then reduce the heat to low, cover the pan with the lid.
Allow the greens to steam for about 5 minutes
Once steamed, season with the all purpose seasoning, black pepper and pink salt to taste.
- You can buy pear (avocado) from any Caribbean/Asian supermarket. Caribbean pears are larger than the conventional type.
- Make sure you do a taste test and adjust the seasoning to your preference before serving.
- Use whatever ripeness of plantain you prefer, I'm sure most people are aware by now that the strong yellow hue of the outer skin will result in firm, less sweet plantain. Skin with darker spots/black will yield soft, very sweet plantain.
- This is the link for preparing the Baked Plantain.
- To scramble the tofu before adding it to the saucepan, open the sealed packaging of the tofu and discard the liquid, then simply use your fingers to break the tofu into smaller pieces.
- My other Tofu Scramble recipe explains for to do this.
- Don't skip the Kala Naka black salt as this will give the tofu its eggy taste. You can purchase this on Amazon. The color is more pinkish than it is black
Calories: 115kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 482mg | Potassium: 512mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 733IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 133mg | Iron: 3mg