1 small eggplant
Cherry tomatoes, for topping
Crumbled walnuts, for topping
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
1tsp coconut oil
1/4 cup pure tomato puree
1 pinch pink himalayan rock salt
1/4 bunch basil leaves, chopped finely
1/4 broccoli, chopped finely or blended into rice consistency
1/4 cup pesto- homemade or bought (see below for recipe)
Layer 2= "Vegetable Meat": Heat a saucepan to medium heat, add coconut oil & garlic. Saute until browned. Add Tomato puree + broccoli "rice" & sautee. Add basil leaves & take the pan off the heat.
Slice zucchini, eggplant, squash with a mandolin or carefully with a sharp knife. Place on a baking tray, lined with baking paper & into the oven on 180 degrees celsius for around 15 mins.
Grab a plate to assemble your dish: Start by layering the zucchini slices on the bottom of the plate so they overlap slightly (like in picture, on top layer).
Scoop 1/2 amount of "vegetable meat" out of the pan and spread across the zucchini. Layer eggplant ontop of "vegetable meat".
Spread pesto onto the eggplant slices & layer squash slices, overlapping slightly. Scoop the other 1/2 of "vegetable meat" and spread across squash. Layer with overlapping zucchini strips.
Place a dollop of pesto on top, add your cherry tomatoes & sprinkle with crumbled walnuts.
Enjoy your healthy vegean/vegetarian lasagne!
*Option: Make double, triple or quadruple the amount. Instead of pre-baking the vegetable slices, assemble in a baking dish & bake in the oven for 20 mins to have a warm vegan lasagne.
*Option 2: If you're not vegan/vegatrain. Choose an organic mince filling (chicken, beef, pork etc) and add to your "vegetable meat" sauce.
Kale Pesto Recipe:
1/2 bunch kale, de-veined
1 cup walnut pieces
1 bunch fresh basil leaves
1/2 tsp pink himalayan rock salt
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 head broccoli (if you don't like the taste of raw broccoli, add extra kale or 2 cups baby spinach or 2 cups rocket)
Juice of 1/2 lemon
3 garlic cloves
*Option: add 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
Chuck walnuts in the blender first, blend until smooth.
Add the rest of the ingredients & blend until smooth (or consistency of choice)