01 Feb Breakfast Burrito From Greens 24 7
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A great way to pack up breakfast to go. For someone who doesn’t eat eggs, breakfast burritos have never been much fun, but now that I make them with tofu scramble I finally see what all the fuss is about. For a gluten-free option, use gluten-free wraps.
Cook: 20 mins
- 1 x 454 g (16 oz) pack firm or extra-firm tofu
- 60 g (2 oz) spinach, 140 g (4 ¾ oz) kale or 75 g (2 ½ oz) collard greens
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 75 g (2 ½ oz) red onion, diced
- 1 green bell pepper, diced
- 1 teaspoon turmeric
- 4 x 25-cm (10-inch) tortilla wraps
- 120 g (4 ¼ oz) salsa
- Avocado slices
- Hot sauce (optional)
- Sea salt and freshly ground
- Black pepper
- Remove the tofu from its packaging and drain. Wrap the tofu in a clean tea towel and gently press the water out of it, either by hand or by placing it between two plates and weighing it down with a cast-iron pan or a few books.
- Wash and remove the tough stems from whatever greens you’re using. Stack the leaves and chop them into bite-sized pieces. Set aside.
- Heat the oil in a large skillet pan and sauté the onions and green pepper over a medium-high heat until softened. Crumble the tofu into the pan and stir with the onions and peppers, coating it in oil. Sprinkle with turmeric and continue to cook for 5 to 7 minutes until the tofu begins to brown. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
- Move the tofu to one side of the pan and place the greens on the hot skillet. Add a teaspoon of water and sauté for 2 to 3 minutes until wilted. Stir everything together to incorporate.
- To assemble the burritos, lay a wrap flat and add a quarter of the scramble to the bottom third. Add 2 tablespoons of salsa, a few avocado slices and hot sauce if you like. Roll up the burrito from the bottom, tucking in the sides as you go.
Calories (per serving ): 358
Protein: 14.8 g
Total fat: 16.8 g
Saturated fat: 2.3 g
Carbohydrates: 39.5 g
Dietary fibre: 5.2 g
Sugars: 3.9 g
Vitamins: A, B6, C