Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Raw Vegan Lasagna

raw vegan lasagna
This one is a bit of a labour of love, but it's totally worth the effort... IT'S SO DELICIOUS!
Also, there are a lot of variations for how to use these ingredients in different ways. I'll post these variations in another blog post.
 All three sauces can be made a day in advanced and kept in the fridge.

Lemon Pepper Vegan Ricotta
  • 2 C Pine Nuts or Cashews (soaked for at least 8 hours and rinsed)
  • 2 Tbls Fresh Lemon Juice
  • Zest of 1 Organic Lemon
  • 1 Tbls Fresh Ground Black Pepper
  • Himalayan Sea Salt (to taste)
☞ Mix all ingredients in a food processor until well combined and the approximate consistency of ricotta cheese. If the mixture is too think, add a few tablespoons of water, one tablespoon at a time until you get the right consistency.  

Pistachio Pesto
  • 2 C packed Basil Leaves
  • 1/2 Pistachios (could use Pine Nuts or Cashews too)
  • 6 Tbls Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp Himalayan Sea Salt
  • Freshly Ground Black Pepper (to taste)
☞ Pulse the nuts in a food processor until they are the size of rice. Add the rest of the ingredients and process until well combined and slightly chunky.

Tomato Ragu
  • 2 C Sundried Tomatoes, soaked until soft
  • 1/2 C Roma Tomatoes, roughly chopped
  • 2 Tbls Red Onion, chopped
  • 1/4 C Olive Oil
  • 2 Tbls Lemon Juice
  • 1 Tbls Agave Nectar
  • 1 tsp Onion Powder 
  • 1/4 tsp to 2 tsp Red Chili Flakes
  • Himalayan Sea Salt (to taste)
☞ Process everything in a food processor until well combined but chunky.

Zucchini Noodles
  • 4 Large Zucchini,
  • 2 Tbls Olive Oil
  • 2 Tbls Fresh Oregano Leaves
  • 2 Tbls Fresh Thyme Leaves
  • 1/4 C Fresh Basil Leaves, chopped
  • Himalayan Sea Salt & Black Pepper (to taste)
☞ Use a vegetable peeler to create flat 'noodles' out of the zucchini, stopping at the seedy part. Cut noodles into 2 - 3 inch pieces and toss in bowl with herbs, oil, salt and pepper.

To Assemble 
☞ Place 2 or 3 noodles on a plate. Top with tomato ragu, lemon ricotta, and pesto. Repeat twice more for a single serving of raw lasagna.


Recipe from The Raw Foundation


Jenny said...

rawzanya!! yummers.

Clarissa Magalhães said...

Love your blog, Mandy! Congrats!

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