Skip Nav
Mediterranean
This Diet Might Slow Down Aging
Healthy Eating
Beyoncé's Latest Investment Is Not What You'd Expect, but We're Excited Anyway
Celebrity Fitness
Adriana Lima Just Managed to Make Burpees Harder Than They Already Were
Body Image
What I Wish I Knew About Body Image in My Teens

Recipe For Vegan Benedict

Vegan Breakfast at Its Best: Eggs Benedict Reinvented

Classic eggs benedict are the perfect breakfast for anytime of the year. For a dairy- and animal-free diet, finding a suitable recipe that lives up to the original is a struggle, but this is one of the best I've tasted. I'll admit, this recipe is a little more involved than the standard breakfast fare, but that's what happens when you need to get creative in a vegan kitchen.

While there's no replacement for the texture and gooey center of a poached egg, this vegan benedict's lemony plant-milk-based hollandaise sauce surprised my taste buds with its depth of flavour and dreamy consistency. Even if you're not on a vegan plan, substituting this hollandaise for the classic egg-and-butter recipe dramatically lightens up the saturated fat and calorie count. Top everything off with two pieces of steamed asparagus, and you're set!

Keep reading for this alternative benedict recipe.

Tofu Mimosa

Tofu Mimosa

Recipe For Vegan Benedict

Ingredients

For marinated tofu:
1 16-oz. package firm tofu, drained and cut into 4 slabs
1 cup low-sodium vegetable broth
3 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for cooking
2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
4 teaspoons low-sodium soy sauce
1 tablespoon fresh tarragon, chopped
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon cornstarch

For "hollandaise":
1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil
1 shallot, finely minced
2 tablespoons dry white wine
1 teaspoon white wine vinegar
1 cup unsweetened soy or almond milk
1 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
1/4 vegan bouillon cube
1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice

Final touches:
2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1/2 pound fresh morels or shiitake mushrooms, stems removed, heads quartered
2 English muffins, split in half and toasted (I used Food For Life)
12 spears steamed asparagus

Directions

  1. To make the marinated tofu, cut tofu slabs into rounds with knife or large biscuit cutter. Combine broth, olive oil, white wine vinegar, soy sauce, tarragon, Dijon and cornstarch in glass baking dish. Add tofu to marinade, cover, and chill overnight.
  2. To start the hollandaise sauce, heat oil in skillet over medium heat. Sauté shallot in oil 2 to 4 minutes, or until softened. Add white wine and vinegar, and bring to a boil, stirring frequently.
  3. Whisk together soy milk, cornstarch, turmeric, and bouillon cube in a bowl, then slowly whisk soy milk mixture into shallot mixture. Cook 3 to 4 minutes, or until thickened. Whisk in lemon juice, and season with salt and pepper, if desired. Keep warm.
  4. In a new skillet, heat one tablespoon of oil in a new skillet over medium heat. Add mushrooms; cook 5 to 7 minutes, or until most of liquid has evaporated. Season with salt and pepper, if desired. Remove and keep warm.
  5. Wipe out skillet that cooked the mushrooms, and heat the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil in skillet over medium heat. Drain tofu circles, and sauté 3 to 4 minutes on each side, or until browned.
  6. To serve, place one English muffin half in center of each plate. Top with tofu circle, mushrooms, and two or three asparagus spears. Drizzle each serving with two tablespoons of hollandaise.

Serves four.

Around The Web
Join The Conversation
Amy Schumer Uses Deodorant For Chafing
Beyonce Invests in Watermelon Water
Lemon Coconut Protein Balls
Sweet Potato Mango Smoothie
Body-Image Inspiration
Vegan and Gluten-Free Recipes
Tips to Help Lose Last Few Kilos
Healthy Bedtime Routine
Healthy Old-Fashioned Oatmeal Cupcakes
Layered Smoothies

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

From Our Partners
Latest Health & Fitness
X