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Oil Free Plant Based Lasagne

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Prepare to embark on a culinary journey with this vibrant and wholesome lasagne recipe. Each layer is a testament to a symphony of flavours and textures, beginning with a medley of diced vegetables that include zucchini, carrots, red and green capsicums, along with aromatic onions and cloves of garlic. This colourful array provides a delightful crunch and a beautiful marriage of tastes, forming the heart of this vegetable-packed dish.

The addition of red split lentils infuses the lasagna with a hearty, protein-rich component, perfectly complementing the earthy and aromatic notes of oregano. At the same time, the chopped basil and baby spinach introduce a refreshing herbal touch. The layers of wholemeal lasagne sheets create a sturdy foundation, absorbing the essence of the flavorful amalgamation of vegetables and lentils. Generously smothered in your preferred tomato-based pasta sauce, the lasagna becomes a canvas for savoury indulgence.

Tying this culinary marvel together is a velvety and rich creamy white sauce that crowns each layer, harmonizing the diverse flavours within the lasagna. This sauce not only provides a creamy contrast to the vibrant vegetables but also amplifies the overall richness of the dish. For those seeking an added dimension, a sprinkle of fresh breadcrumbs atop the lasagna offers a delightful crunch, transforming each bite into a delectable, multi-textured experience. This lasagna isn’t just a dish; it’s a celebration of freshness, flavour, and comfort, making every forkful a gratifying journey through layers of wholesome, plant-based goodness.

Oil-Free Plant-Based Lasagne

Deb PlowmanDeb Plowman
Indulge in a sumptuous, veggie-packed lasagne bursting with flavour. This savoury dish layers vibrant diced vegetables—zucchini, carrots, celery, red and green capsicums—infused with garlic and aromatic onions. Adding red split lentils, oregano, and a medley of chopped basil and baby spinach creates a hearty, nutritious filling. Stacked between wholemeal lasagne sheets and smothered in your favourite tomato-based pasta sauce, this creation is crowned with a velvety creamy white sauce, marrying all the flavours in a harmonious ensemble. For an added crunch, top it with optional fresh breadcrumbs. This lasagna celebrates wholesome ingredients, delivering a delightful medley of tastes in every bite.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people

Ingredients
  

  • 1 med brown onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 red capsicum (bell pepper) diced
  • 1 green capsicum (bell pepper) diced
  • 2 med courgette (zucchini) diced
  • 1 med carrot diced
  • 1 stick celery diced
  • 1 can chopped tomatoes
  • 1 jar or your favourite tomato based pasta sauce
  • 50 grams red split lentils
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 150 grams baby spinach chopped
  • 15 basil leaves chopped
  • 6-8 sheets wholemeal lasagne sheets
  • creamy white sauce
  • optional fresh bread crumbs

Instructions
 

  • Make the Creamy White Sauce
  • Sauté onion, garlic after 5 mins, then add capsicum, carrot, celery, zucchini and let soften – about 15 minutes.
  • Add tomatoes, jar of sauce, lentils, oregano, baby spinach, and basil, season to taste. Allow to simmer until spinach wilts.
  • Heat oven to 180℃. (400℉)
  • In the lasagne dish, put a thin layer of tomato sauce and cover it with lasagne sheets.
  • Layer the 2 sauces and pasta alternately in a lasagne dish, topping with 2nd half of the white sauce (or 3 layers depending on how thick your layers are)
  • If liked, sprinkle a cup of fresh breadcrumbs over the top of the white sauce.
  • Bake for 35-45 minutes. Test with a sharp knife to make sure the pasta is very tender. Let rest for 10 minutes before serving.
Keyword plantbased, vegan
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Deb Plowman
Deb Plowmanhttp://plantbasedfamilydownunder.com
Deb is a staunched whole food plant based advocate based in Sydney Australia. At a very young age she went vegeterian after watching The Animals film in 1982. See here complete story here ??
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