Can I just say, I love brunch. It's the most amazing thing that ever happened - to eat a light breakfast of maybe some fruit at home, and then go out around 11 for a delicious meal of eggs, vegetables, avocado, acai bowls, smoothies - all the goods. I'm not totally sure what I love about it, but I guess it just combines so many of my favorite foods in one, feels so nourishing, and is generally in the brilliant sunshine of the day.
So whenever I can, I try to come up with a breakfast receipe that adds some flare to my typical eggs & veggies brekkie that I whip together for myself on a weeknight for the next morning. Since we celebrate both Passover AND Easter, Easter brunch was the perfect opportunity to try out a play on Eggs Benedict - which is also one of my husband's favorite meals.
Hollandaise sauce, while yummy, is also bascially made of butter and egg yolk. So adding that on top of eggs (again, yummy), is more fat then we probably want in one meal. And if you're avoiding dairy, it's on the no-can-do list as well.
But avocado is just as creamy as butter and yes the flavor would be totally different, maybe that's the key! I took out my food processor, a few ingredients, and got to testing. What I created was an insanely delicious hollandaise sauce that has a great texture, robust flavor, and is a lot healthier then it's traditional counterpart.
- 1 large ripe avocado (push stem into top to see if it's mushy enough)
- 1.5 tbsp of lemom juice
- 1 tsp pink sea salt
- 1 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 1/2 tsp nutritional yeast
- Filtered water, add only if needed for desired consistency
- Cut the avocado in half
- Prepare your lemon juice, and all other ingredients
- Place all into a food processor and blend on low until smooth and creamy
- Add some room temperature filtered water if you like it less creamy and more runny
Serve this on top of 2 fried eggs, toast some sweet potato toast to throw on the bottom and wallah! Or be like me and partner the sauce with some sauteed veggies and a Hilary's veggie sausage. Either way, you have yourself a seriously delicious gluten free, dairy free, sugar free, whole foods breakfast!!! ENJOY!