מעקסיקאַן זונטיק בראַנטש

Aaahhh, Sundays! Sundays mean different things to different people. For some it’s a day of rest after a long week of work. For some it means attendance at church to pray and give thanks. For some it means a day to spend quality time with family and friends.

Throughout my life, Sunday has always had some special meaning. ווען איך איז געווען אַ קינד, it meant that Mom was making Matzoh Ball Soup and a red sauce for some Italian dish (יאָ, Jewish and Italian mix perfectly). When I was away at school, Sunday meant bagels after a workout at the gym. ווען איך איז געווען עלטער, Sunday meant the Sunday New York Times and seeing how fast I could finish the crossword puzzle…in ink! And sometimes Sunday meant brunch.

Before we were Vegan, Tom and I would go to the neighborhood diner and indulge in a brunch we now look back on and cringe. זיכער, it was delicious but just thinking about what we ate then makes our arteries seize up in horror. Now Sundays mean Vegan brunch and we love going out to have a healthy, delicious tofu scramble with lots of greens. I always order extra greens. But we can’t always go out so I make Sunday brunch at home.

As a spin on the usual brunch menu, I made us a Mexican Sunday Brunch. A spicy Mexican tofu scramble with black beans, green chiles and cilantro. Eat it on its own or make a Mexican tofu scramble taco with charred corn tortillas.

Toppings include a fresh Pico de Gallo with juicy Roma tomatoes, spicy jalapeno peppers and sweet Spanish onions and my special Red Guacamole which is a mix of creamy avocado and Roma tomatoes with jalapenos and lime juice. אַוואַדע, your selection of toppings can include whatever you love: שוואַרץ הזיתים, סאַלסאַ, shredded lettuce, Spanish rice, vegan cheese shreds, עטק.

And what’s better on the side than home fries? My Spanish-Style Potatoes are so delicious; they are my favorite part of the meal. Red potatoes cooked in Spanish spices with onions until they are crisp and golden.

This is the perfect way to change up that usual tofu scramble. It makes a wonderful brunch but this meal would also make a delicious dinner served buffet style so everyone could pick and choose their own ingredients to make their perfect plate.

Sunday or a weekday, brunch or dinner, whenever you make this, it will turn your ordinary day into a fiesta!

Mexican Tofu Scramble


2 packages of extra-firm tofu, ויסגעשעפּט און געדריקט
1 Tbs. סאַפפלאָווער ייל
3 סקאַליאַנז, chopped
1 רויט גלאָק פעפער, chopped
2 קלאָוועס קנאָבל, מינסט
½ צפּ. ערד קומין
½ צפּ. ערד קאָריאַנדער
½ צפּ. מעקסיקאַן טשילע פּודער
½ צפּ. פּאַפּריקאַ
½ צפּ. דאַר אָרעגאַנאָ
½ צפּ. קנאָבל פּודער
1 tsp. שוואַרץ זאַלץ
1/2 tsp. טורמעריק
2 Tbs. נוטרישאַנאַל הייוון (אַפּשאַנאַל)
2 Tbs. ערד פלאַקסיד (אַפּשאַנאַל)
1 גלעזל וואַסער
1-4 אַז. קענען גרין טשיליז
1-15 אַז. קענען שוואַרץ בינז, ויסגעשעפּט און רינסעד
2 Tbs. פריש סילאַנטראָו, chopped


Heat a large, טיף סקילאַט איבער מיטל היץ. Add the oil, then cook the scallions, bell pepper and garlic for about 3 מינוט ביז סאָפאַנד. Break the tofu into large chunks and add to the pan. Toss it so it’s covered with the aromatics and then let it sit so it browns a little before flipping it. When it browns after about 5 מינוט, toss the tofu to let it brown on all sides.

While the tofu is browning, make the spice mix in a small bowl or cup. Increase or decrease the amounts based on how spicy you like your food. Nutritional yeast and flaxseed are optional but healthy additions if you have them. Add the spice mix to the pan and toss the tofu to evenly distribute the spices. לייגן 1 cup of water to the pan and stir. This helps the spices distribute evenly and moistens the scramble. The water will cook out.

Mix the green chiles and the black beans into the tofu scramble. זאל קאָכן וועגן 5 minutes until all the ingredients are heated through. Stir in the cilantro. דינען בשעת הייס.

פּיקאָ פון גאַללאָ


5 Roma tomatoes, דייסט
¼ large Spanish onion, דייסט
1 jalapeno pepper, סידאַד און פיינלי דייסט
1 קלאָווע קנאָבל, finely minced or grated
זאַלץ און פעפער צו טעם
1 Tbs. פריש סילאַנטראָו, chopped


Mix all ingredients and chill in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

סוף גוואַקאַמאָולי


2 ripe avocados, pitted
2 Roma tomatoes, דייסט
½ jalapeno pepper, סידאַד און פיינלי דייסט
זאַלץ און פעפער צו טעם
1 Tbs. פריש לייַם זאַפט


Cut the avocados in half. Rinse them with a bit of cool water. This will keep them from turning brown. Mash them in a bowl. Add the remaining ingredients and mix well. Taste to adjust seasonings to your liking. ריפרידזשערייט ביז גרייט צו דינען.

Spanish-Style Potatoes


2 לבס. קליין רויט פּאַטייטאָוז
1 Tbs. מאַסלינע ייל
¼ large Spanish onion, דייסט
2 tsp. Mexican Fiesta spice mix or a mix of pinches of cumin, טשילע פּודער, ציבעלע פּודער, קנאָבל פּודער, cilantro, cayenne, and paprika)
1 tsp. קאָשער זאַלץ
Fresh cilantro, chopped, for garnish


Cut the potatoes into halves or quarters, depending on their size. You want all the pieces to be similar in size so they cook evenly. Put them in a large saucepot, fill with cold water until potatoes are just covered. לייגן אַ קניפּ פון זאַלץ. Cover the pot and boil the potatoes until they are just fork tender, וועגן 10 מינוט. Drain the potatoes.

היץ אַ גרויס סקילאַט איבער מיטל-הויך היץ. Add the olive oil. Add the potatoes to the skillet in one layer and let them cook for a few minutes until they start to brown on one side. Add the onion and the spices. Flip the potatoes so they brown on all sides, וועגן 10 מינוט.

Garnish with cilantro and serve while hot.

To make Mexican Tofu Scramble Tacos:

Brown corn tortillas in a skillet oiled with cooking spray or if you have a gas stove, you can char them directly on the burner.

Assembly: Take a corn tortilla, spread some guacamole down the center. Add a spoon of tofu scramble and top with the fresh pico de gallo and other toppings of your choice. Fold and eat! Serve with extra lime wedges. האַנאָע האָבן!

די “V” וואָרט: זאָגן אים. עסן עס. לעבן אים.

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5 רעספּאָנסעס צו מעקסיקאַן זונטיק בראַנטש

  1. ריאַ פּאַרסאָנס דעצעמבער 6, 2011 בייַ 5:52 בין #

    Oh you should definitely have brunch. It makes the day feel more restful. Sleep later, eat later, relax!

  2. טהאַטוואַסוועגאַן דעצעמבער 6, 2011 בייַ 2:25 בין #

    Everything looks fabulous! I love brunch, but it’s something that I don’t remember to enjoy as often anymore, since going vegan.

  3. ריאַ פּאַרסאָנס דעצעמבער 5, 2011 בייַ 4:03 בין #

    דאנק איר מאַרלאַ און אַנאָנימע באַנוצערס 🙂

  4. אַנאַנאַמאַס דעצעמבער 4, 2011 בייַ 11:03 PM #

    Really looking forward to this!!

  5. מאַרלאַ דעצעמבער 4, 2011 בייַ 7:14 PM #

    מם. Don’t mind if I do! This looks incredible!

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