One of my favorite Providence restaurants, Julian’s, has this amazing Mexican take on the Eggs Benedict called El Desperado; it’s so good I figured I’d try it out at home and spice it up a bit by making it vegan friendly! It was DELCIOUS! And so now, I share it with you!
Ingredients you will need:
Extra Firm tofu (use a poached egg if you’re not vegan!)
Sliced bread (the thicker the better, I learned!)
Ingredients you will need for Vegan Hollandaise sauce:
Corn or vegetable oil
Lemon or lemon juice
Begin by heating your frying pan, and placing on two thick pieces of extra firm tofu; while those fry and cook slowly, put about 1/4 packet of silken tofu on a plate and microwave for 45 seconds. Then, transer to a blender and blend until smooth. Once it’s smooth, add in 1/2tbsp of salt, 1/2 tbsp tumeric, 2tbsp lemon juice, 1tbsp nutritional yeast, 2tbsp of oil, and a few drops of siriacha sauce (remember, that ‘ish is spice-ayyyyy!) and blend until smooth. Congrats, you have made vegan hollandaise!
In between the mixing of your hollandaise, be sure to keep an eye on your firm tofu that’s frying, and to flip it when you can see the bottom getting golden brown.
Start toasting your toast, lightly, then adding the layers of spinach and avocado. Once your firm tofu is cooked through, place it on the greens, then lather in a layer of your hollandaise. Lastly, top with an exorbitant amount of salsa, because yum.
Et Voila! A happy, healthy, green and clean brunch of spicy deliciousness and vegan-ness! Let me know if you try this recipe out and/or put your own spin on it! I know I’ll be toying with some variations of this in the coming weekends for a cheap brunch fix 😀