Pesto Hollandaise

Traditional hollandaise sauce can have up to a whole cup of butter in it. Tastes incredible I know, but after eating it I feel I have to work out twice as hard just to justify having that second helping.

But in under 5 minutes, this low calorie sauce can be whipped up, and won’t make you feel as guilty when you ask for seconds!



Pesto Hollandaise

Marla Hingley
Thick and rich without all the fat and calories.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Servings 4


  • 1/3 cup buttermilk or alternative
  • 1/3 cup GF mayonnaise or vegan mayonnaise
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp basil pesto
  • 1 tsp butter or margarine
  • 1 tsp cornstarch + 1 tsp water mix together in small dish


  • Combine first four ingredients together in a small saucepan, whisking well. Over medium heat, warm mixture than add butter.
  • Bring to a light simmer, stirring often, and then slowly pour in cornstarch mixture. Stir until thickened.


To Make Buttermilk: put 1/4 tsp vinegar into measuring cup and add whole milk (or milk alternative) to bring to 1/3 cup - let stand 5 minutes.
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See also
Teriyaki Marinade & Sauce


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