We love eggs Benedict around here…pretty much eggs in every way…served all day. I’ve shared Eggs Benedict served over corned beef and hash, which is still one of the best things I’ve ever had. Today we’re sharing a lighter version: veggie eggs Benedict with a ginger lemon hollandaise sauce. Okay…so it’s not much lighter, but you are adding some greens in, so there’s that! I usually think of Eggs Benedict as a fancy breakfast option, but this would make a great meal for dinner too.
Poaching eggs is tricky, I shared some tips to getting the perfect poached eggs in the Corned Beef Eggs Benny post, since then my mom introduced me to my new favorite kitchen helper: the poaching pods! Have you seen these? It’s basically a silicone pod that holds the egg all together in a non stick little pod making it so your poached egg turns out perfect every time! They’re awesome!
Veggie Eggs Benedict with Ginger Lemon Hollandaise Sauce
- 1 English muffin cut and toasted
- 2 egg poached to soft set
- 1 cup sliced mushrooms sautéed in 1 tsp butter,
- 2 cups spinach steamed until soft
- 1 small bunch asparagus steamed until crisp and tender
- salt and pepper to taste
- FOR THE HOLLANDAISE SAUCE
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 small piece of ginger peeled and finely grated
- 3 egg yolks
- 1/4 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- 1 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
For the Hollandaise Sauce: Place the butter and grated ginger in a sauce pan and heat until completely melted and hot.
In the blender, combine the egg yolks, mustard, and lemon juice. Cover, and blend for about 5 seconds.
Set the blender on high speed, and pour the butter into the egg yolk mixture in a thin stream. It will thicken up quickly. You can keep the sauce warm by placing the blender container in a pan of hot water, until ready to serve.
Place the poached egg on the toasted English muffin,
Add the sautéed mushrooms, asparagus and spinach.
Top with the hollandaise sauce and serve immediately.
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It’s so good! I’m excited for you to make it!