What’s this?!? A savoury breakfast?!?! It’s true, this weekend I thought I’d shake it up a bit and ditch my usual oats or yogurt for this GORGEOUS Eggs Benedict with Avocado Hollandaise. And I’m glad I tried it out because it was delish. (I did have a yogurt bowl later in the day to make up for it though. Let’s not get too crazy).
Eggs Benedict is pretty tasty- usually you’ve got a perfectly poached egg, a toasty English muffin, and some Hollandaise sauce, which can be a bit rich. So today we’re lightens up the whole thing by making an AVOCADO Hollandaise because avocados are awesome and versatile like that✌️ All you need is avocado, some lemon juice, salt, pepper, and paprika. And some water. That’s it baby. Then everything gets mixed up and your “Hollandaise” is ready to smother an amazing egg and a nice piece of whole grain/sprouted wheat toast.
Poaching eggs is actually really easy; there are just a few simple steps to follow:
- Bring a deep pan full of water to a boil.
- Add in 2 tbsp of vinegar.
- Turn the heat down so that the water is at a heavy simmer. Crack your egg into a small bowl and then carefully add it to the water.
- Let the egg patch for 4 minutes.
- Scoop out gently with a slotted spoon!
Not too bad! The vinegar in the water adds a bit of seasoning and helps the egg whites firm up faster so they don’t go all over the place in the water. But yeah, if that sounds easy, that’s the hardest part of this whole shebang.
When to enjoy this recipe? Um, pretty much whenever because it’s so easy and SO GOOD. But it works very well for brunch, weekend breakfasts, a fun lunch, or even a breakfast for dinner situation. I love how the bright lemon works with the rich yolk and you can mop everything up with the toast- so good!
Hope you enjoy this rare savoury breakfast sighting! Have a great week:)
Eggs Benedict with Avocado Hollandaise
-1-2 slices of whole grain or sprouted wheat bread, toasted
-1/4 of an avocado
-3 tsp lemon juice
-10-12 tsp water
-1/4 tsp paprika
-Salt and pepper to taste
1.Poach the eggs according to the steps above and set aside on a plate with a paper towel on it.
2.In a small bowl, mash the avocado until little to no lumps remain. Stir in the lemon juice, water, paprika and salt and pepper. Alternatively, you may blend thses ingredients together in a blender.
3.Place one egg on each piece of toast (or both on one, you do you) and cover with the “hollandaise” sauce. Enjoy!