Vegan Hollandaise Sauce

This no-cook hollandaise sauce is a vegan take on the classic French dressing. We made it with blended silken tofu, aromatic garlic, and golden turmeric — healthy and delicious.

Vegan Hollandaise Sauce with Silken Tofu


Nutrition per serving
Net Carbs0.6 g0.2%
of which Sugars0.3 g0.4%
Fibers0.2 g0.6%
Fats0.3 g0.5%
of which Saturates0.1 g0.4%
of which Omega 30 g2.1%
Proteins0.9 g1.9%
Calcium13 mg1.3%
Vitamin A0 mcg0%
Vitamin C1 mg1%
Iron0.2 mg1.5%
Potassium34 mg1%
Sodium7 mg0.3%
Cholesterol0 mg0%
Kcal9 0.4%
Macro split
  • net carbs 29%
  • sugars 18%
  • fats 17%
  • saturates 4%
  • proteins 45%
  • fibers 8%
*RDA based on a 2000 kcal diet;
**Nutritional data sources: USDA, food labels.
9 per serving

If you're on a plant-based diet and looking for a tasty alternative to the classic egg and butter sauce, you've come to the right place. With our easy recipe, you'll have a super silky vegan hollandaise sauce ready in just 5 minutes — no cooking needed!

The classic hollandaise sauce consists of beaten egg yolks emulsified with butter and lemon juice and heated over a double boiler. Although tasty, this French mother sauce is quite high in fats and unsuitable for those with egg and milk allergies or following a plant-based diet.

In our healthy variation, we swapped butter and eggs with blended silken tofu and almond milk. Then, we mixed them with lemon juice, garlic powder, turmeric, and nutritional yeast. The result is a super creamy vegan sauce that is egg-free, dairy-free, and low-fat.

Silken tofu is a very soft form of tofu made from coagulated soy milk. It has a higher water content than firm tofu, and thus it can be easily blended into a velvety cream. We used it in this recipe to make the hollandaise sauce creamy and rich in plant-based proteins.

Garlic powder, turmeric, and nutritional yeast add flavour, colour, and extra nutrients to our vegan hollandaise sauce. Just a pinch of garlic and turmeric gives a strong, pungent taste and a lovely golden tone to this sauce. Nutritional yeast balances the cream with its nutty, cheesy flavour and precious vitamin B12.

One tablespoon serving has only 9 calories, 0.4 grams of fats, and 1 gram of proteins. Compared to the classic sauce, this means seven times fewer calories, twenty times fewer fats, and four times more proteins. So go ahead, top steamed veggies or a savoury breakfast bagel with a generous drizzle of this awesome sauce. Enjoy!

For more healthy dressing ideas to try next, check out this vegan sumac yoghurt sauce, lime tahini dressing, or turmeric vinaigrette for inflammation.


Measuring System
Silken Tofu100 g
Almond Milk50 mL
Lemon Juice1 tbsp
Garlic Powder1/2 tsp
Nutritional Yeast1 tsp
Ground Turmeric1/2 tsp

Step 1

Remove the silken tofu block from its packaging, rinse it under cold water, and drain it well.

Then, add it to a food processor and blitz it until smooth.

blended silken tofu

Step 2

Transfer the tofu to a bowl and pour in the almond milk.

Now, stir well until the ingredients are well incorporated.

almond milk and silken tofu sauce in a bowl

Step 3

Finally, tip in the lemon juice, garlic powder, nutritional yeast, and ground turmeric.

You can use half of the turmeric for a lighter tone or all of it for a deeper yellow colour.

Mix all into a silky sauce and season with salt to taste.

vegan hollandaise sauce with silken tofu and turmeric


  • Add half a teaspoon of onion powder for extra flavour.

  • Store the hollandaise sauce in the fridge in a jar or air-tight container for up to 6 days.