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Lightened Lemon Basil Hollandaise Sauce

Yields1 Serving

 ¼ cup water or milk
 1 to 2 Tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice
 1 slice of white sandwich bread, torn into pieces, or about 3/4 cup fresh bread crumbs
 ¼ cup butter, melted
 Salt to taste
 2-3 fresh basil leaves
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Pour water and lemon juice over the bread crumbs; let stand for about 5 minutes until the bread absorbs all the liquid and becomes mushy. In a blender or food processor, mix the soaked bread until it turns into a paste. With the motor running, drizzle in warm melted butter as thin a stream as possible and process until mixture thickens slightly. Taste and add salt if necessary. Add basil leaves and pulse a few times until the basil is chopped and incorporated.