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Tasty Tuesday: Recipe - Vegan Hollandaise

 

 

It's "Tasty Tuesday", where every week we bring you new, fresh, local, healthy recipes and food tips. Find out what is in season, and what will keep you fuelled during and after your work outs!

 

I wanted to try my hand at playing with aquafaba, and saw many things for meringues and mayo, but I thought to myself "could you make a vegan hollandaise sauce out of it.

Thing is that it's not egg whites in the sauce, but the yolks. But really it's about the consistency and the flavour right? So I think I did a pretty good job after a bunch of research and googling. You're not going to get the exact same thing, but this was a great sauce, and super straight forward, so I call it a win.

 

Make Your Meal Even Healthier Tip:

 

You can use this on any kind of benny, including with eggs if you're not vegan, but I threw a bunch of veggies on one, smoked salmon on another and it all went very well together. So this is for anyone that wants to cut back on the eggs and butter in a rich sauce like this, but still have their Sunday benny.

 

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Click through for recipe!...

 

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INGREDIENTS:

 

- 1/3 cup aquafaba (approx amount from a can of chickpeas)

- 1/8 tsp ground cream of tartar

- 3-4 tbsp lemon juice (taste is best to figure out how much you like or need - you can also use zest instead of liquid!)

- 1 tbsp dijon mustard

- 1 tsp nutritional yeast

- 1/2 cup olive oil (the good stuff as you'll really taste it)

- 1 tsp turmeric for colour 

- salt and pepper 

 

INSTRUCTIONS:

 

In a metal bowl, with an electric hand mixer (or stand mixer) beat the aquafaba and ground cream of tartar on high for several minutes until soft peaks form.

 

Fold in the lemon juice, mustard, salt and pepper, turmeric, and nutritional yeast.

 

Next, turn the beaters back on, and slowly pour the olive oil in, which will make the sauce creamy.

 

When finished, place in fridge to cool and thicken further and then pour over your benny to serve!

 

[PS Our mushroom benedict shown has sautéed mushrooms and spinach over avocado on an english muffin!]

 

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Let us know if you make this recipe by posting it on instagram or twitter and using the #LiveBarreLife hashtag! And if there are any specific meals, fruits, veggies, or meats, you'd like to see on the blog!

 

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photos and recipe by: Christine McAvoy

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