Brunch is one of the hardest meals to find as a vegan, and get something other than oatmeal or toast with peanut butter, unless you go to a restaurant that specifically serves vegan brunch. I love sweet brunches, like banana french toast, but savory brunch can be fun too.
Savory Brunch: Non-Tofu Scramble
A tofu scramble is the most prolific vegan brunch option. For those who are allergic, or just aren't too fond of tofu, here's a soy-free non-tofu scramble recipe. Make this for yourself, your family, or have a weekend brunch pot luck party with your vegan friends!
- 1/2 cup mushrooms sliced
- 1 tsp olive oil or vegetable broth or water
- pinch sea salt
- 1/2 cup zucchini chopped
- 1/2 cup chickpeas cooked or canned, mashed
- 1 tsp paprika smoked if possible
- 1 Tbsp nutritional yeast optional
- pinch sea salt to taste
- pinch black pepper to taste
- 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes chopped
- 1/4 cup fresh parsley chopped
Heat a large pan to medium high while you slice the mushrooms. Once the pan is hot, saute the mushrooms in your choice of olive oil, vegetable broth or water. Add a pinch of sea salt to help the mushrooms soften.
While they're cooking, chop the zucchini, then add it to the pan.
If you're using canned chickpeas, rinse and drain them. Mash the chickpeas with a potato masher, fork, or your fingers. Add them to the pan.
Sprinkle the seasonings over the chickpeas, and stir to combine.
Toss in the cherry tomatoes and fresh parsley at the end, just to warm, reserving a small bit to use as garnish.
Serve over some chopped spinach if you want, or along with some whole grain toast, or just on its own. Would be lovely topped with chopped fresh avocado.
You can switch up the vegetables and seasonings as you wish - it's incredibly versatile. You can take inspiration from the local brunch menu's omelet selection!