Asparagus with Hollandaise

asparagus with hollandaise served on a white plate with a band of hollandaise sauce sprinkled with black pepper and lemon zest
asparagus with hollandaise served on a white plate with a band of hollandaise sauce sprinkled with black pepper and lemon zest

Asparagus with hollandaise is a classic pairing. Asparagus season is just starting here in Australia and we absolutely love this vegetable. We can’t get enough of this luxurious vegetable when in season and excited that the time is now.

asparagus with hollandaise ingredients on a marble bench

Seriously simple and ready in under a minute!

The hollandaise is made in a minute using a stick blender. No more whisking and whisking and whisking. Simply melt some butter and slowly pour it onto an egg yolk, lemon juice and water. The trick is to use a container slightly larger at the base than your blender…….think tall mason jar.

asparagus with hollandaise showing stick blender with hollandaise
ready to use

The other trick is to keep it warm by popping the sauce into a soup thermos. Voila! Instant happiness.

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What’s your favourite asparagus recipe? We would love to hear from you in the comments below when you make this delicious asparagus with hollandaise.

asparagus with hollandaise served on a white plate with a band of hollandaise sauce sprinkled with black pepper and lemon zest
Yield: 6

Asparagus with Hollandaise

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Asparagus with hollandaise is a no brainer when it comes to this winning hollandaise sauce. Super quick to make in under a minute and served with luxurious asparagus, it's a winner!


  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 115 gĀ  butterĀ (4 ounces)
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • pinch of salt
  • 3 bunches of asparagus
  • freshly ground black pepper



  • melt butter gently in a small saucepan
  • combine yolk, water, lemon and salt in the bottom of a jar that barely fits the head of the blender - see notes
  • heat butter till just boiling
  • transfer butter to a small jug
  • put stick into jar and slowly drizzle the hot butter onto the yolk
  • sauce should be thick and creamy
  • use straight away or keep warm till ready to use for up to an hour
  • serve and enjoy
  • note: hollandaise can't be reheated
  •          : if you want a slightly thinner hollandaise simply add a tablespoon or two of hot water
  •          : this method will not work using a bowl


  • steam asparagus till tender
  • dollop hollandaise over asparagus and sprinkle with fresh black pepper


  • if you like hollandaise extra lemony, add some grated lemon rind
  • use a jar that the head of the stick blender fits snugly into the base

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 161Total Fat 17gSaturated Fat 10gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 103mgSodium 160mgCarbohydrates 1gFiber 0gSugar 0gProtein 2g

Nutritional information provided here is only intended as a guide.

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  1. Carol Curtis says:

    Wow fabulous…I had this with eggs and smoked salmon for breaky…gorgeous keto food. Your recipes certainly make life on a diet very happy and convenient. I’ll never buy Hollandaise again..

    1. Recipe Winners says:

      Hi Carol, we agree with you. When it’s so easy to make why would you use ready made. P.S. Sounds like you’re doing it tough on the Keto diet, check out our homemade blue cheese dressing for another great keto friendly sauce. we had it with steak recently and it was Amazing…… this is the link https://recipewinners.com/homemade-blue-cheese-dressing/ Enjoy.

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