top view of sticks of bread covered in butter and black pepper with a vegan egg dip next to them

Vegan Egg And Soldiers

Ingredient Notes

  • Black Salt: This can also be called Kala Namak. This ingredient is crucial. It’s made from a sulphurous rock, so it is key to achieving that ‘egg’ flavour.
  • Cornstarch: This acts as a thickener, so you can substitute for something that serves the same purpose (you can use equal amounts of tapioca starch to get the same result). You can also use all-purpose flour and arrowroot, but they give the mixture a matte finish that looks less realistic.
  • Nutritional Yeast: This can be omitted, but it gives that slight umami flavour needed when replicating egg.


Cooking Tips

  • Black Salt: When you heat black salt, it dissolves into whatever you are cooking and loses its sulphur taste. I add 1/2tsp in the mixture but save 1/4tsp to whisk into it later when taken off the heat.
  • Order Of Ingredients: You want to make sure you add the turmeric first, and the oil last. If the oil is added first, it becomes harder to get the yellow hue as the turmeric cannot dissolve in the water; this leaves you with a water, oil and turmeric cocktail rather than one complete mixture.
  • Whisking: The mixture will start very watery. Stick with it and continue whisking. If you still don’t think it will come together, leave it for a while, butter your toast and come back to it. Leaving it to have some full contact with the bottom of the pan will make it thicken up quicker. Also, use a plastic whisk or something that isn’t going to scratch up your beautiful pans!




Vegan Egg And Soldiers

A vegan take on a classic; a simple mix with black salt to give it that zing served with heaps of buttered toast
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Keyword: Bread, egg, soldiers
Servings: 2 people


Egg Mixture

  • 200 ml Water
  • 1 tbsp Cornstarch (tapioca starch also works)
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric
  • 1/8 tsp Garlic powder
  • 2 tsp Nutritional yeast
  • 3/4 tsp Black salt (total)
  • 2 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil


  • 4 Slices of bread
  • Loads of butter!
  • Loads of cracked black pepper!


  • In a jug, measure out the water and add the cornstarch to it, whisking together to form a white liquid
  • Next, add the other ingredients in the following order: turmeric, garlic powder, nutritional yeast and only 1/2 tsp of the black salt (not all of it). Give it another whisk. The turmeric should now add a slight yellow tint
  • Add the oil last and give it another quick whisk
  • Add the mixture to a small saucepan over medium heat. Keep whisking the mixture until it starts to thicken, around 3-4 minutes. Once you have the desired consistency take off the heat
  • Whisk in the remaining black salt (1/4tsp)
  • Serve with heavily buttered toast cut into strips and sprinkled with freshly cracked black pepper


Black Salt used can be found here
Nutritional Yeast used can be found here
Vegan Butter used can be found here
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