How to Make Avocado Hollandaise Sauce

If you’ve ever made hollandaise sauce – even the much-easier-than-the-traditional version in the blender – you probably know it’s a bit tricky to do right. Which is only one of several reasons why I’m obsessed with making avocado hollandaise sauce instead.

How to Make Avocado Hollandaise Sauce - Lemony, velvety, and even a bit buttery, this easy blender sauce is a surprisingly effective stand-in for the real thing. Plus, it's simple, fast, and healthy! Perfect for topping eggs benedict or dressing up steamed asparagus. #avocadohollandaise

Interested in my other reasons? Here goes:

  • Stating the obvious, but it’s made with avocado, an incredible-tasting, healthy fat.
  • It only takes a handful of simple ingredients.
  • It whips up in 3 minutes flat.
  • Well, it’s delicious!

Are you ready to make avocado hollandaise? Well then, let’s do this thing!

Gather Your Ingredients

Here’s what you need:

One medium-ish ripe avocado. How can you tell it’s ripe? Press it and if the pressure feels the same as when you press your finger to the meaty part of the palm of your hand, it should be just about right. (I got that tip from Gaby of What’s Gaby Cooking – arguably the avocado queen – back in the Snapchat days. Is Snapchat passé enough to be able to say that now?! Anyway, I find that to be a pretty fail-proof method.)

Okay! So you’ve got your avocado. Add to that the juice of one lemon, some salt and white pepper (black pepper is fine if you prefer – I just like that you can’t see the white pepper in this sauce), and a pinch of cayenne. You’ll also need some hot water.

How to Make Avocado Hollandaise Sauce - Lemony, velvety, and even a bit buttery, this easy blender sauce is a surprisingly effective stand-in for the real thing. Plus, it's simple, fast, and healthy! Perfect for topping eggs benedict or dressing up steamed asparagus. #avocadohollandaise

That is, quite literally, all you need. Could it be more simple?!

Next up …

Blend Your Avocado Hollandaise Sauce

Okay! Now add it all to the blender …

How to Make Avocado Hollandaise Sauce - Lemony, velvety, and even a bit buttery, this easy blender sauce is a surprisingly effective stand-in for the real thing. Plus, it's simple, fast, and healthy! Perfect for topping eggs benedict or dressing up steamed asparagus. #avocadohollandaise

And puree, adding a bit more hot water until you get to a consistency you’re happy with.

How to Make Avocado Hollandaise Sauce - Lemony, velvety, and even a bit buttery, this easy blender sauce is a surprisingly effective stand-in for the real thing. Plus, it's simple, fast, and healthy! Perfect for topping eggs benedict or dressing up steamed asparagus. #avocadohollandaise

Taste and add some more salt and pepper if you like.

If you want a warmer avocado hollandaise, you can place it in a small pan over heat, stirring frequently, until warm – about 5 minutes.

You’re Done! Enjoy!

Yep, it’s that simple.

How to Make Avocado Hollandaise Sauce - Lemony, velvety, and even a bit buttery, this easy blender sauce is a surprisingly effective stand-in for the real thing. Plus, it's simple, fast, and healthy! Perfect for topping eggs benedict or dressing up steamed asparagus. #avocadohollandaise

How do I like to eat it? Well, on eggs benedict, of course. Especially Avocado Toast Eggs Benedict (yesssss).

How to Make Avocado Hollandaise Sauce - Lemony, velvety, and even a bit buttery, this easy blender sauce is a surprisingly effective stand-in for the real thing. Plus, it's simple, fast, and healthy! Perfect for topping eggs benedict or dressing up steamed asparagus. #avocadohollandaise

It’s also absolute creamy perfection over lightly steamed asparagus. YUM.

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How to Make Avocado Hollandaise Sauce

Lemony, velvety, and even a bit buttery, avocado hollandaise is a surprisingly effective stand-in for the real thing. Plus, it’s simple, fast, and healthy! Perfect for topping eggs benedict or dressing up steamed asparagus.

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium ripe avocado
  • Juice of 1 large lemon (about 3 tablespoons)
  • Pinch cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt + more to taste
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground white pepper* + more to taste
  • 1/4 – 1/2 cup hot water (from the tap is fine)

Directions:

  1. Place avocado, lemon juice, cayenne, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/8 teaspoon pepper, and 1/4 cup water into the pitcher of your blender. Puree until smooth, drizzling in additional water as need to create a smooth, pourable consistency.
  2. Taste and add additional salt and pepper if desired.
  3. And serve. It’s that simple!
  4. If you want a warmer avocado hollandaise, you can place it in a small pan over low heat, stirring frequently, until warm – about 5 minutes. Add a little more water if needed.
  5. Keeps refrigerated in an airtight container for 2-3 days. Reheat by repeating step 4 (you’ll likely need to add a bit of water).

* Can substitute black pepper if desired – white pepper is used here so you don’t see black specks in your avocado hollandaise.

Nutrition Information

Yield: About 1 cup, Serving Size: About 3 tablespoons

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 61 Calories
  • Total Fat: 5g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Sodium: 190mg
  • Carbohydrates: 4g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Sugar: 1g
  • Protein: 1g
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How to Make Avocado Hollandaise Sauce - Lemony, velvety, and even a bit buttery, this easy blender sauce is a surprisingly effective stand-in for the real thing. Plus, it's simple, fast, and healthy! Perfect for topping eggs benedict or dressing up steamed asparagus. #avocadohollandaise

Kare

Kare is a vegetarian home cook living among carnivores. She loves creating irresistible and flexible recipes that help multi-vore families like hers keep the peace - deliciously.