Vegan eggs Benedict: A plant-based twist to the classic brunch dish

Vegan eggs Benedict dish with plant-based sauce, whole grain bread, smoked tofu, young onion, greens, pea sprouts outside. Photo: iStock/NataliaAlkema

This vegan eggs Benedict recipe offers all the flavour and indulgence of the classic dish, without the need for eggs or dairy. It's perfect for a special weekend brunch or any time you're craving a decadent breakfast treat!

For the vegan Hollandaise sauce:
1 cup raw cashews, soaked in hot water for 1 hour
1/4 cup nutritional yeast
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1/2 tsp turmeric (for colour)
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
Salt and pepper to taste
1/2-3/4 cup water (adjust for desired consistency)
For the vegan eggs:
1 block firm tofu, drained and pressed
2 tbsps nutritional yeast
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp turmeric (for colour)
Salt and pepper to taste
For serving:
English muffins, toasted
Sautéed spinach or steamed asparagus
Vegan bacon or smoked tofu slices (optional)
Chopped fresh chives or parsley for garnish

Vegan Hollandaise sauce
Drain the soaked cashews and add them to a blender along with nutritional yeast, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, turmeric, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper, and water
Blend until smooth and creamy, adding more water if needed to reach your desired consistency Taste and adjust seasoning as necessary
Transfer the sauce to a small saucepan and warm over low heat while you prepare the rest of the dish, stirring occasionally
Vegan eggs
In a mixing bowl, crumble the drained and pressed tofu using your hands or a fork
Add nutritional yeast, olive oil, lemon juice, turmeric, salt, and pepper
Mix well to combine, ensuring the tofu is evenly coated with the seasonings
Heat a skillet over medium heat and add the seasoned tofu mixture
Cook for 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until heated through and lightly browned
Assemble the veggie Benedict
To serve, place toasted English muffin halves on a plate
Top each muffin half with a layer of sautéed spinach or steamed asparagus, followed by a portion of the cooked tofu "eggs"
If desired, add vegan bacon or smoked tofu slices on top
Spoon the warm vegan hollandaise sauce generously over the tofu "eggs" and garnish with chopped fresh chives or parsley
Serve immediately and enjoy your delicious vegan eggs Benedict!

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