There are several reasons to enjoy a meal of veggie eggs Benedict with simple hollandaise sauce today. April 16 is National Eggs Benedict Day (who knew?) and with a few changes, it’s perfect for a Meatless Monday meal!
Enjoy a timeless dish with an update!
Update a classic
Eggs Benedict is that dish you see served at lovely brunches and on breakfast menus of many restaurants: a toasted English muffin that holds together a poached egg, ham and the rich, classic French hollandaise sauce used as the crowning glory. If you’re looking for a way to take this dish meatless (and find a simple, lower fat option for the hollandaise sauce), this recipe is for you!
A classic eggs Benedict dish is basically an egg sandwich that includes a form of pork (usually ham) as one of its ingredients, served on an English muffin. The rich hollandaise sauce for this dish is a staple.
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Go seasonal and meatless
For Meatless Monday, this recipe swaps out the ham and replaces it with roasted asparagus and a thick tomato slice. Not only is asparagus in season, but pairing it with hollandaise sauce is a tried-and-true combination, so you know it will taste divine! Even better, the sauce is easy to make and it’s a reduced fat, full-flavor option. If you think this recipe is only for breakfast, think again! We love breakfast for dinner on a Meatless Monday!
You can serve your eggs as you prefer for this dish, although poached is the typical method.
To poach your eggs
Use very fresh eggs, and remember to use a gentle touch when cooking them. Follow these steps for poaching perfection:
Veggie eggs Benedict with simple hollandaise sauce
For the hollandaise sauce
For the sandwich
Participate in Meatless Monday and eliminate meat from your diet just one day a week. It can help keep your weight down, fight diseases, reduce pollution and even help you avoid the risk of food-borne illnesses.
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