lasagna

I’ve been thinking about this recipe for awhile now – ever since I got my mandoline and made my first zucchini noodles for Raw Pad Thai. After learning just how amazing a mandoline slicer and zucchini could be I couldn’t wait to keep going, my mind racing through all the recipes to create. But then I put away the mandoline in my teeny tiny kitchen, finding a place on a shelf way up high – too tall even for my 6’2” husband to reach and every time I considered pulling it down and using it, it just seemed like too much work. 

But, when a couple of weeks ago I was having a mandoline giveaway, I felt inspired to once again use mine. So I pulled out a stool, climbed my pregnant self up to the top and fished around the high cabinet for the hidden mandoline.  That time I made sure to keep it handy for a couple extra days. 

Although I still haven’t found a good place to keep the mandoline, I did manage to make this raw lasagna before returning it home to the cabinet way up high.

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Raw Mushroom Spinach Lasanga
serves 4-6
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2 large zucchini
HERBED RICOTTA
  1. 3/4 cup cashews, soaked 4-6 hours
  2. 1/4 cup water
  3. 1 tbsp nutritional yeast
  4. 1 tsp lemon juice
  5. 1 garlic cloves, crushed
  6. 1/2 tsp dried parsley
  7. 1/4 tsp thyme
  8. salt and pepper, to taste
TOMATO SAUCE
  1. 1 cup sun-dried tomatoes, packed
  2. 2 large dates, pitted
  3. 2 garlic cloves
  4. 1 1/2 cup fresh tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  5. 1/4 cup olive oil
  6. 2 tsp dried parsley
  7. 2 tsp dried basil
  8. 1/2 tsp thyme
  9. 1/2 tsp rosemary
  10. salt and pepper, to taste
SPINACH PESTO
  1. 4 cups spinach, loosely packed
  2. 2 cups basil
  3. 1/2 cup olive oil
  4. 1 cup walnuts
  5. 1 tbsp lemon juice
  6. 2 garlic cloves, crushed
MARINATED MUSHROOMS
  1. 2 cups white mushrooms
  2. 1/4 cup olive oil
  3. 1 tsp dried parsley
  4. 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  5. 1/2 tsp salt
Instructions
  1. To make the Cashew Ricotta drain and rinse the nuts. In a high-powered blender or food processor, combine all ingredients and blend until it resembles ricotta cheese.
  2. For the Tomato Sauce combine all ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth.
  3. Repeat procedure for Spinach Pesto.
  4. Thinly slice white mushrooms and place in a shallow dish. Add remaining ingredients and marinade for at least 20 minutes.
  5. Using a mandolin slicer thinly slice the zucchini into flat "noodles" and set aside.
  6. With an 8x8 pan assemble the lasagna. Begin with a flat layer of zucchini noodles, slightly overlapping one another. Spread a thin layer of tomato sauce followed by herbed ricotta. Top with a layer of marinated mushrooms and zucchini noodles. Finish with spinach basil. Repeat procedure two more times, beginning again with zucchini noodles and finishish with spinach ricotta.
  7. Place in refrigerator and let lasagna set up for at least one hour before slicing and serving.
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What kitchen gadget do you wish you used more often?

Like my mandoline, I easily forget about my food dehydrator when it’s put away. Most of the time it’s hidden in my basement underneath cupcake holders and cake pedestals. It’s only when I leave it on top of my kitchen table that it gets any use.