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Eggplant Benedict with easy Hollandaise (Gluten-free, Grain-free, Low-carb, Paleo)

Eggplant Benedict with easy Hollandaise (Gluten-free, Grain-free, Low-carb, Paleo)

Eggplant Benedict with easy Hollandaise (Gluten-free, Grain-free, Paleo) via Food by Mars
Eggplant Benedict with easy Hollandaise (Gluten-free, Grain-free, Paleo) via Food by Mars

If you've been following recent Instagram food trends lately, you may have seen people putting sweet potato slices in a TOASTER. Yes, a toaster. And why that might sound crazy, I thought if it could work for potatoes, it must work for eggplant, RIGHT? Well I put that to the test and low and behold it does work. This time of year eggplants are in abundance and I'm savoring them in all meals, even breakfast by making it the muffin to my Eggs Benedict. And when it it only takes a few minutes of playing with your toaster, it's a no-brainer. It's arguably less messy than using real toast, just saying. You'll only need as many slices as you're making eggs for the dish, so I simply roast the rest for meal prep on hand or for later that day - YUM. 

Oh and this easy-peasy hollandaise sauce is my new favorite! I always find the fact it was made with egg yolk and then poured on eggs to be a little redundant. I also hate having an odd number of eggs in my fridge (call me OCD - but seriously... why.) - so I tried leaving it out, and let me tell you - it's still delicious and saucy and all that good stuff. Turmeric makes it extra yellow and the citrus from the lemon juice and tanginess from the dijon mustard is perfect! Great for pouring over veggies while you're at it.

Eggplant Benedict with easy Hollandaise (Gluten-free, Grain-free, Paleo) via Food by Mars

This dish is so easy, it'll be your favorite late summer brunch-at-home dish! <3

Eggplant Benedict with easy Hollandaise (Gluten-free, Grain-free, Paleo) via Food by Mars

Ingredients

serves 2

  • 4 eggs
  • 4 handfuls of fresh arugula, spinach or mixed greens
  • 4 slices medium sized eggplant, sliced into 1/4 in. thick rounds (or whatever will comfortably fit in your toaster)
  • salt, pepper
  • fresh herbs such as chives for garnish

Hollandaise Sauce:

  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp ghee, melted
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • splash of almond milk (until you reach desired consistency of a sauce)

Directions

  1. First, get everything assembled as you'll want to move quickly and have room for poaching the eggs. 
  2. Toast the eggplant slices on medium, keep checking until the center is soft, you may need to toast 2, 3 or 4 times depending on your toaster.
  3. Next, add those to your plates and top with greens, set aside.
  4. Make the sauce by whisking all ingredients in a small dish and set aside.
  5. Now, poach your eggs! I love this guide for step by step photos and tips.
  6. Add eggs over the greens and drizzle hollandaise sauce over top, sprinkle with salt, pepper and any herbs you'd like to garnish with.

Eggplant Benedict with easy Hollandaise (Gluten-free, Grain-free, Paleo) via Food by Mars
Eggplant Benedict w/ easy Hollandaise sauce (gluten-free, grain-free, paleo, low-carb) via Food by Mars
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