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BLT Eggs Benedict with Avocado Hollandaise

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I’m a breakfast girl. I’m also an avocado girl. So when California Avocado Commission asked me something along the lines of: “Hey Jackie, wanna come to a fancy schmany Beverly Hills restaurant and have a schmancy chef make you Breakfast For Dinner? Oh and you get to make cocktails with avocados,” My answer didn’t require much debate.

Schamncy Chef Neal did an outstanding job feeding Los Angeles bloggers an array of Avocado Breakfast foods. They even sent us home with a goodie bag that included a bag of avocados and a cutting board. AND if that doesn’t sound great to you, you’re probably not a food blogger. We seem to have an unreasonable affinity for bags of produce and cutting boards.

I also have a great love of the Eggs Benedict (I’m probably an old man, given the love I also have for stout beer and cable knits) but after waitressing my way through college, working the early shift at a breakfast joint, I’ll never be able to eat hollandaise at a restaurant (if you read this book, you’ll also know why). Because of these two things, I tend to make it myself about once a month. Add the creaminess of an avocado and I’ll lick it right out of the blender and don’t you try and stop me.


BLT Eggs Benedict with Avocado Hollandaise


  • 1 large ripe California avocado, diced
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 3 tbs butter
  • 2 tbs lemon juice
  • pinch each of salt, pepper and cayenne
  • 4 English muffins, split and toasted
  • 8 slices tomatoes
  • ยฝ cup baby arugula
  • 8 strips bacon, cooked
  • 8 eggs, poached
  • Yield 8 (4 to 8 servings depending on serving preference)


  1. Add the diced avocado to a blender or food processor, process until smooth.
  2. Add the egg yolks and process until well combined.
  3. Heat the butter in a microwave safe bowl until very hot.
  4. While the food processor is running, slowly add the melted butter until well combined. Add the lemon juice, salt, pepper and cayenne, process to combine.
  5. Add the English muffins to a plate, cut sides up. Top each half with a slice of tomato, a few leaves of arugula, bacon, and a poached egg.
  6. Spoon avocado hollandaise over eggs. Serve immediately.


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25 Responses to BLT Eggs Benedict with Avocado Hollandaise

  1. Gerry @ foodness gracious April 1, 2013 at 6:33 am #

    Who dosen’t love breakfast for dinner and who dosen’t love a CA avocado? Nobody, that’s right! Awesome…

  2. claire @ the realistic nutritionist April 1, 2013 at 6:50 am #

    I miss Beverly Hills. hahah. love this!!!

    • Jackie April 1, 2013 at 4:46 pm #

      Beverly Hills misses you ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. addie | culicurious April 1, 2013 at 8:00 am #

    Oh YUMMMM ๐Ÿ™‚ I love all of these things!!

    How cool that you got to go that event too. I would have died! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious April 1, 2013 at 10:26 am #

    Oh my goodness – best eggs benedict ever!

  5. Nicole @ Young, Broke and Hungry April 1, 2013 at 11:39 am #

    I am obsessed with avocados, my breakfast this morning is proof of that. So these eggs benedict speak to me on a deep personal level. I need them in my life!

  6. Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet April 1, 2013 at 12:25 pm #

    Last year I had a really bad avocado sauce. I mean reaaaaaly bad… (I didn’t make it:) ) I need to try yours to erase the memory. These eggs benedict look amazing, Jackie!

    • Jackie April 1, 2013 at 4:47 pm #

      I can not even imagine a bad avocado sauce! You should make this, it will restore your faith in avocados ๐Ÿ˜‰

  7. Bree {Skinny Mommy} April 1, 2013 at 3:06 pm #

    Pretty sure I would be jumping at the chance too! This looks divine by the way!

  8. Lori @ RecipeGirl April 1, 2013 at 3:26 pm #

    This is freaking.awesome. Love everything about it!

  9. Jodi@ GarlicGirl April 1, 2013 at 3:41 pm #

    OK. I’m officially hungry for this! Great photo, great recipe!

  10. Cassie | Bake Your Day April 1, 2013 at 4:53 pm #

    I love savory breakfast, especially with avocados. Pretty sure I wouldn’t have turned that opportunity down either. Loving this whole thing!

  11. ashley - baker by nature April 1, 2013 at 6:01 pm #

    I have such a crush on this post! Need this for breakfast!

  12. Julie @ Table for Two April 1, 2013 at 6:11 pm #

    I’m game for ANYTHING avocado!! This sounds like it needs to be on my next breakfast platter!

  13. Yvonne @ bitter baker April 1, 2013 at 7:03 pm #

    OMG! How awesome does this look?! I’m making this asap.

  14. Justin @ Behind the Bites April 1, 2013 at 7:34 pm #

    Avocado, eggs and English muffins โ€“ That’s breakfast heaven for me!

  15. Jen @ Savory Simple April 2, 2013 at 1:24 am #

    Avocado hollandaise? Amazing.

  16. Rosie @ Blueberry Kitchen April 2, 2013 at 3:41 am #

    Yum that looks so delicious, love anything with avocado!

  17. Justine@cookingandbeer April 2, 2013 at 7:59 am #

    I never have any luck with hollandaise but this avocado version has me inspired once again!

  18. CateyLou April 3, 2013 at 9:13 am #

    This looks so delicious. And I love the picture with the egg oozing out ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. April 3, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    Avocado hollandaise?!!! Be still my heart!

  20. dishing up the dirt April 10, 2013 at 4:00 pm #

    I spend most of my paychecks on avocados. This recipe sounds absolutely delicious!!! Making this for breakfast (or dinner) very soon!!!


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