Low Carb Salmon Benedict with Hollandaise Sauce

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Lolita Carrico
A certified nutritionist and self-taught chef with a love for entertaining and experimenting with food, Lolita Carrico created Ketology after struggling for years with her own hormonal changes and weight gain. After having two children, she found that managing her weight and moods became more and more of a struggle. After researching the ketogenic diet thoroughly and understanding the science and nutritional aspects, she began her keto journey in 2018. Within three months, she shed 25 pounds and her mood improved, focus sharpened and her energy was through the roof. Four years later, she has maintained a 65-pound weight loss and has learned to intuitively follow a balanced keto lifestyle without sacrificing a thing!

I love eggs benedict – and it’s easy to make either with 90-second keto bread or an avocado base for keto eggs benedict. This salmon benedict with hollandaise sauce is a great way to start a day – I like making them on Sunday mornings but sometimes, if my morning allows, I’ll whip it up before work.

You can also make this with Cloud Bread as a base as well, however I find cloud bread is a bit too flimsy to hold up to the poached egg and hollandaise. As an alternative to having it without any keto bread alternative, you can try a simple chaffle as the base. As I often say with my recipes – experiment with different combos and see what works best for you!

Of course, you can use canadian bacon or ham for a more traditional benedict, but I love the combination of smoked salmon or lox with egg and avocado. Plus, salmon packs good fats along with other healthy nuggets which is great on keto!

The hollandaise sauce is the trickiest part – if it starts to thicken too much while you’re poaching the eggs, simply add a little bit of water to bring it back to the right consistency.

Low Carb Salmon Benedict with Hollandaise Sauce

I love eggs benedict - and it's easy to make either with 90-second keto bread or an avocado base for keto eggs benedict. This salmon benedict with hollandaise sauce is a great way to start a day -- I like making them on Sunday mornings but sometimes, if my morning allows, I'll whip it up before work.
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Servings 4
Calories 247 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 4 large Eggs
  • 1 Tbsp Vinegar
  • 4 slices Smoked Salmon or Lox
  • 1 avocado sliced
  • 1 tsp Chives raw

Hollandaise Sauce

  • 2 large Egg yolks raw,
  • 2 tbsp Butter - Salted melted
  • 1 tsp Lemon juice
  • Pinch of salt
  • pinch of paprika

Instructions
 

  • Set a pot of water to boil. 
  • Start by making the hollandaise sauce. Separate 2 eggs and whisk the yolks in a glass bowl until they're fluffy and almost doubled in volume. Add the lemon juice. 
  • Using a double boiler (or the glass bowl set on top of the simmering water) start to whisk the lemony egg yolks rapidly. You will see they will become thicker the more you whisk over the heat.
  • Cool melted butter so it's not too hot and slowly begin whisking in a steady stream into yolk mixture until thick and creamy. You don't want the eggs to scramble, so watch the heat! When thick and emulsified, remove from heat.
  •  Season with salt and paprika. Set aside.
  • To poach your eggs, use the boiling water from the hollandaise sauce and add a pinch of salt and the vinegar.
  • Create a whirlpool in the water with a spoon by stirring around a few times in one direction.
  • Crack an egg into a ramekin or small bowl (a teacup also works well because it has a handle) and gently lower into the whirlpool you've created. Gently slide the egg into the whirlpool and don't touch it anymore!
  • Let the egg cook for about 2-4 minutes for a soft poach.
  • Lift the egg gently with a spatula and let it rest on a paper towel lined plate. Repeat with remaining 3 eggs.
  • Arrange the benedict! Place smoked salmon on a plate and top with 3 - 4 slices of avocado. Set a poached egg atop the avocado and spoon about a tablespoon of hollandaise sauce onto each poached eggs and top with some salt and pepper and chopped chives. 

Nutrition

Calories: 247kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 12gFat: 20gSaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 281mgSodium: 277mgPotassium: 349mgFiber: 3gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 633IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 42mgIron: 1mg
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