The most divine vegan hollandaise sauce with all the flavor you can dream of. Super easy to make and the best thing poured over roasted vegetables.
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We were really thrilled with how well this vegan hollandaise sauce turned out. It’s silky and creamy and flavorful.
A ‘classic’ hollandaise sauce uses egg and butter and lemon juice to create an emulsion. Well since this is a vegan one we threw out all the rules and came up with something that has all the flavor of a hollandaise sauce but uses quite different ingredients.
How To Make Vegan Hollandaise Sauce
- This hollandaise sauce is a simple mix of raw cashews (soaked in hot water for one hour), nutritional yeast, lemon juice, white vinegar, water, turmeric, dijon mustard, garlic powder, onion powder, black salt (aka kala namak) and cayenne pepper.
- Blend it all up in the blender jug and then gently heat over low heat in a saucepan or over a double boiler. We made a homemade double boiler by placing a heat safe glass dish over a pot with a couple of inches of boiling water and let it heat gently that way, stirring all the while.
- You just want to heat it enough to be warmed and ready to serve. It is not supposed to be piping hot.
- The sauce will thicken a little while heating, this is entirely normal.
Pro Tips for the Best Vegan Hollandaise Sauce
Soak the cashews for one hour in hot water. So place the raw cashews in a bowl and pour over boiling water from the kettle and then leave them to soak for one hour.
Soaking the cashews makes them really easy to blend up in this recipe and also makes the sauce extremely smooth. There is enough liquid added to this recipe so soaking the cashews first is not mandatory. So if you forget and you need hollandaise sauce in a hurry you can skip it. But soaking will provide a little extra in terms of a really smooth silky sauce.
White Vinegar works best for the flavor balance here. If you have to you can switch for apple cider vinegar, but try and use white distilled vinegar if you can.
Turmeric is really just for color. But oh my it creates a gorgeous color here and mimics what a ‘real’ hollandaise sauce looks like. We just use a small amount in this recipe but if you hate turmeric you can omit it, but you will of course lose the yellow color.
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Black salt (aka kala namak) is not actually black in color at all, and adds a wonderful eggy flavor to this dish! If you can’t get black salt then you can use regular salt but I really recommend you try black salt some time. It’s really amazing how much eggy flavor it provides (in a good way).
How To Serve Vegan Hollandaise
It’s gorgeous poured over roasted vegetables, baked potatoes, oven roasted mushrooms, roasted asparagus, alongside your favorite breakfast scramble or just to dip your baked potato fries!
If you love hollandaise sauce then you can pretty much serve it with anything savory!
More Vegan Sauces!
- Vegan Tahini Sauce
- Vegan White Sauce
- Vegan Cheese Sauce (Nut Free)
- Vegan Mushroom Sauce
- Vegan Peanut Sauce
- Cashew Cheese Sauce