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nutritional yeast and kala namak (black salt) in jars are combined to make an egg flavored seasoning for tofu and other vegan egg substitutes

Eggy Seasoning

Keyword Seasoning, Vegan
Cheryl (Eat What You Sow) Cheryl


  • 1/2 cup nutritional yeast flakes (not brewer's yeast)
  • 3 tbsp kala namak (black salt)
  • 1/2 tsp finely ground black pepper (optional - you may want to add this separately)
  • 1/8 tsp turmeric (optional - for colour only)


  1. Add all ingredients to a blender or food processor and pulse briefly to break up yeast flakes. If you don't have a blender, you can simply work the yeast flakes through a mesh sieve to break up the yeast flakes into a fine powder.

  2. Place seasoning in a clean mason or spice jar with shaker and add liberally to scrambled tofu, chickpeas, or anything else that you would like to impart with an eggy flavour.

Recipe Notes

For seasoning a tofu scramble, use approximately 2 teaspoons of seasoning for each 350 gram package of tofu. I prefer to add only a small amount while cooking, and instead sprinkle most of the seasoning over the top at the end, so the flavour doesn't get lost in the dish.