Light Hollandaise Sauce - Simple Seasonal (2024)

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Light Hollandaise Sauce – If you’re anything like me, you LOVE hollandaise sauce, but you DON’T love all the calories and saturated fat. This recipe gives you a better option. It’s lightened up, and best of all, it’s all-natural!

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I’vehad a long-time love for hollandaise sauce with its creamy richness andpop of lemon.

It’s no wonder that it’s so delicious, as it’s traditionally made with 3-4 egg yolks and nearlya poundof butter! Such a sauce doesn’t belong on this blog, with its aim to provide seasonal, healthy (or at least mostlyhealthy) recipes.

The “no hollandaise” thing is especially sad in the spring, when I start craving Eggs Benedict and asparagus drowned in Hollandaise goodness!

I recently decided to get creative and lighten up my hollandaise sauce, so that I canenjoy it from time-to-time without it being like eating a stick of butter. This was challenging, as the butter and the egg yolks hold each other together, formingthe body of the sauce, not to mention the creamy richness.

In my recipe I ended up replacing almost all of the butter with olive oil, sour cream, and water. The end result was an all-naturalsauce that’s stillrich and creamy, but much lower insaturated fat and calories!

Light Hollandaise Sauce

Serves:4

Prep Time:5 minutes Cook Time:5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 egg yolks from free-range eggs
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 1/8 tsp paprika
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 2 pinches of black pepper
  • 1/4 C water
  • 1/4 C sour cream
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp lemon zest
  • 1/4 C fresh chives

Directions

1. In an uncoated pan, melt 1 Tbsp of butter while continuously beating together with 2 tsp of olive oil and two egg yolks. You’ll end up with a thick, yellow sauce. To do this I borrowed a tiny whisk from my son’s kitchen toy set and it work perfectly. I’m pretty sure they sell them at kitchen supply stores for adult use too…

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2. Beat in your lemon juice, lemon zest, paprika, salt, and pepper.

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3. Add 1/4 cup of water to the pan and bring to a gentle simmer while continuously beating. Once you have reached a simmer, remove your sauce from the heat.

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4. Once the sauce has stopped simmering, whisk 1/4 C sour cream into your mixture until evenly combined and there are no lumps.

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5. Garnish your Light Hollandaise Sauce with chives and you’re ready to serve.

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Serving Suggestions:

  1. This is delicious on my Spinach Potato Cakes with Parmesan.
  2. Serve on eggs. This is most delicious on poached and sunny-side up.
  3. Serve on top of cod fish cooked in a 350º oven with steamed broccoli.
  4. Sauté one bunch of asparagus with 1 tsp olive oil, add salt and pepper to taste, and top with hollandaise.

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Yield: 4

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

If you're anything like me, you LOVE hollandaise sauce, but you DON'T love all the calories and saturated fat. This recipe gives you a better option. It's lightened up, and best of all, it's all-natural!

Ingredients

  • 2 egg yolks from free-range eggs
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 1/8 tsp paprika
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 2 pinches of black pepper
  • 1/4 C water
  • 1/4 C sour cream
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp lemon zest
  • 1/4 C fresh chives

Instructions

  1. In an uncoated pan, melt 1 Tbsp of butter while continuously beating together with 2 tsp of olive oil and two egg yolks. You'll end up with a thick, yellow sauce. To do this I borrowed a tiny whisk from my son's kitchen toy set and it work perfectly. I'm pretty sure they sell them at kitchen supply stores for adult use too...
  2. Beat in your lemon juice, lemon zest, paprika, salt, and pepper.
  3. Add 1/4 cup of water to the pan and bring to a gentle simmer while continuously beating. Once you have reached a simmer, remove your sauce from the heat.
  4. Once the sauce has stopped simmering, whisk 1/4 C sour cream into your mixture until evenly combined and there are no lumps.
  5. Garnish your Light Hollandaise Sauce with chives and you're ready to serve.

Nutrition Facts

4 servings per container

Serving size

Amount per serving

Calories105

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 10.4g13%

Saturated Fat 4.8g24%

Trans Fat 0g

Cholesterol 118.8mg40%

Sodium 106.3mg5%

Total Carbohydrate 1.4g1%

Dietary Fiber 0.1g1%

Total Sugars 0.2g

Includes g Added Sugars0%

Protein 1.9g

Calcium 3mg1%

Iron 1.6mg9%

Not a significant source of vitamin D, or potassium.

The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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