Guess What! It’s National Eggs Benedict Day! You know what that means? Eggs *starts drooling profusely* In honor of the (most important national) holiday, we compiled a list of 15 eggs benedict recipes that will satisfy each and every one of your pickiest friends — from those with dietary restrictions, like your friend with a “gluten allergy,” to those obsessed with the latest foodie craze, like your friend who just discovered egg waffles — this list has something for everyone.
1. For Your Vegan Friend:
Didn’t think it was possible right? Well, it is! And it’s all thanks to “The Veg”, a vegan egg replacer that replicates the taste, texture, and smell of real eggs. This mixed with tofu, asparagus, and delicious vegan cold cuts, your vegan appetite will be satisfied in the most egg-tastic way ever! Get the recipe here.
2. For Your Paleo Friend:
Wouldn’t you want to eat noodles for breakfast? These sweet potato noodles completely change the game through their nutrients, beautiful color, and ability to fulfill one’s appetite. Roasted with avocado and topped with a chipotle style hollandaise, it will be hard to resist participating in this rebel behavior. Get the recipe here.
3. For Your Pescetarian Friend:
This recipe is smoking hot…with salmon. Coated with a classic hollandaise, one can even get creative and daring enough to top this dish off with black caviar as well — if you’re feeling fancy. Get the recipe here.
4. For Your Dairy-Free Friend:
Vegetarian and Dairy-Free? All you need is a little coconut oil and lemon juice to make the hollandaise sauce one you can enjoy. Spiced with paprika and served over a bed of spinach, this eggs benedict turns your dairy-free dreams into reality. Get the recipe here.
5. For Your Soy-Free Friend:
No one can object to “baconized” shitake mushrooms, chickpea inspired eggs, and a to-die-for cashew hollandaise. Meat eaters will not even be able to keep their hands off! Get the recipe here.
6. For Your Friend Who Can’t Quit Caprese:
What’s the only thing that can improve a classic Caprese salad? A poached egg. Your inner Italian will burst with joy over the mozzarella, fresh tomato, and basil. Get the recipe here.
7. For Your Gluten-Free Friend with the Texas Sized Appetite:
Everything’s bigger in Texas, including flavor! Sauteed bell peppers, black beans, red onions, and garlic, spiced with cumin and chipotle adobo sauce, and topped with an avocado lime hollandaise, over a grilled potato bed? With all that deliciousness who could possibly make you forget the fact that this is gluten-free. Get the recipe here.
8. For Your Friend Who Can’t Stop Posting Avocado Toast on Instagram:
This recipe makes it easy to be green. This avocado hollandaise is rich, lemony, and amazingly creamy — *swoons.* This sauce enhances the flavor of a poached egg, tomato, and spinach. Do you love this avocado inspired eggs benedict? Yes, I avac-do. Get the recipe here.
9. For Your Friend Who Survives on Thai Takeout:
I know you love pad see ew, but I guarantee you will love this too! Poached eggs served over a layer of crispy baked coconut shrimp and slathered in a Thai green curry hollandaise takes this New York classic to a whole new level. Get the recipe here.
10. For Your Friend Who Claims They’re a Fun-Gi:
We’ve always said portobello mushrooms make the best bowls. This simplistic recipe gives a nice, light flavor with its roasted portobello/English muffin replacement. Topped with a delicate garnish of chives, this dish will cause a mushroom-induced dream. Get the recipe here.
11. For Your Friend Who Likes Their Grits Italian:
Crispity, Crunchity Polenta — Yum! This version of eggs benedict is slightly sweet with its coconut cream inspired hollandaise. Add to that the amazing texture from pan-fried polenta, who could remember that this eggs benedict is actually egg-less. Get the recipe here.
12. For Your Friend Who Refuses to Accept that Hanukkah is Over:
From the latkes to the kosher-friendly lox, this celebration-worthy eggs benedict recipe can make Hanukkah feel like it lasts 365 nights. Get the recipe here.
13. For Your Friend Trying to Add a Little Spice to Their Life:
One of the easiest ways to make your eggs benedict even more special is adding some Sriracha to your hollandaise! Throw on some Monterey Jack cheese over your English muffins. Who knew spicing up your life could be so easy. Get the recipe here.
14. For Your Friend Looking for Loopholes in their Citrus Cleanse:
A tangy hollandaise of freshly squeezed orange juice and fresh rosemary gets drizzled over savory waffles, spinach, and a poached egg to make this delicious recipe come together. Who knew you could drink your morning OJ and eat eggs benedict at the same time? Hey, we’re not complaining. Get the recipe here.
15. For Your Friend Who Always Needs Matcha Within a 10-Foot Radius:
Even though we all get annoyed at that one friend who can’t stop talking about matcha, we have to admit that consuming it probably yields some worthwhile health benefits. Let’s be honest, we can only tolerate so much of it (and our annoying friend). That’s why this recipe is perfect! This hollandaise sauce is mostly Greek yogurt, lemon, and butter with just a sprinkle of matcha so we can pretend to be living our best lives— without going overboard. Get the recipe here.