Picture it: vibrant pesto, tomatoes, noodles, and…cheese? This raw lasagna recipe is perfect for those Italian cravings that sneak up on all of us.
- 1-3 zucchinis
- 1/2 cup chopped white button mushrooms soaked in tablespoon tamari
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes
- 7 raw sun-dried tomatoes – soak them first for about 2 hours, and use the water in the recipe as well
- Pinch of Himalayan pink crystal salt or skip (if using very salty sun-dried tomatoes)
- 1/2 teaspoon oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon thyme
- 1/2 teaspoon rosemary
- 1/2 teaspoon basil
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 1 date
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar or coconut vinegar
- 2 cups basil leaves, packed
- 1/2 cup raw walnuts soaked overnight
- 4 cloves garlic
- Squeeze of lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
- Blend all ingredients until smooth.
- You can leave it chunky if you like by just pulse blending, or blending on the lowest setting until just combined.
- Run your food processor, and throw in the cloves of garlic to chop.
- Then, add all the ingredients, and process until a smooth mixture results.
- Blend until completely smooth. It is best to use a high-speed blender for this.
- Take 1 zucchini and cut it length-wise in half.
- Then use a mandolin to slice thin around 3″ pieces lengthwise. Each lasagna requires 6 pieces.
- If you want to have an authentic look, peel the zucchini.
Layers (from bottom to top)
- 3 overlapping thin zucchini strips as a base (slightly overlapping)
- Smother around 3-5 tablespoons of raw pesto sauce on top (make sure it’s a think layer so that the lasagna is not too watery).
- Layer 3 overlapping zucchinis on the pesto sauce.
- Smother 3-5 tablespoons of tomato sauce on top.
- Thin slices of tamari-soaked white button mushrooms, spread on top of the tomato sauce and laid flat.
- 3-5 tablespoons cheese sauce spread on the mushrooms
- 3 thin strips of zucchini, overlapping
- Cherry tomato halves, spread flat on the zucchini layer.
- Sprinkle of dried herbs on top.
- Optional: dehydrate on 118F for 1-2 hours if you want a warmer, heartier, and less watery version.