Asparagus with Vegan Hollandaise

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Classic hollandaise sauce is mostly egg yolks and butter (with a few seasonings thrown in), making it one of the worst offenders for saturated fat. Steamed silken tofu gives you the same creamy consistency and there’s no worry about the sauce curdling or turning. This version can be made ahead and reheated by stirring over low heat just until warm.

  • SERVINGServings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup silken tofu
  • 2 Tbs. lemon juice
  • 1 Tbs. nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 tsp. turmeric
  • 2 Tbs. corn oil
  • 2 lb. asparagus, trimmed

Preparation

  1. Heat tofu on plate in microwave 30 to 45 seconds, or until warmed through. Transfer to food processor, and purée until smooth. Add lemon juice, nutritional yeast, salt, cayenne, and turmeric; pulse until well combined. With food processor running, add oil in steady stream to finish sauce.
  2. Steam asparagus 2 minutes, or until crisp-tender. Drain, and serve with sauce.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: Serves 6
  • Calories: 73
  • Carbohydrate Content: 5 g
  • Fat Content: 5 g
  • Fiber Content: 2 g
  • Protein Content: 3 g
  • Sodium Content: 206 mg
  • Sugar Content: 1 g