Gluten-Free Eggplant Lasagna

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Gluten-Free Eggplant Lasagna

Ingredients for the Eggplant

  • 2 large eggplants, cut lengthwise into 1/4-inch slices
  • 1/4 cup water (59ml)
  • Small sprinkle of salt and pepper

Directions for Eggplant

Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).

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Place the eggplant on a baking sheet (or a few baking sheets) and distribute the water evenly over each piece of eggplant.

Sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper and place in the oven.

Bake for 10 minutes, take out and set aside.

Ingredients for the Vegan Ricotta

  • 1 package firm tofu (14 oz. / 397g)
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast (25g)
  • 1 heaping tsp. garlic powder (6g)
  • 1 heaping tsp. dried dill
  • 3/4 tsp. sea salt (5g)
  • 1 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar (15ml)
  • 1/2 cup water (120ml)

Crumble the tofu in a mixing bowl until there are no big pieces.

Add the nutritional yeast, garlic powder, dried dill, sea salt, apple cider vinegar and water.

Stir until everything is combined.

Set aside for now.

For the Veggie Mixture

  • 1/4 cup water for sauteing
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 5 cups mushrooms, sliced (385g)
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt (4g)
  • 1/2 cup parsley, chopped (15g)
  • 1 bunch spinach, wash and chop into large pieces.

Directions for Veggie Mixture

Place water in a large skillet and heat until it just starts to steam.

Add onions and cook for 3 minutes, stirring intermittently to make sure they don’t stick.

Add the mushrooms, sea salt and parsley and saute for an additional 3 minutes.

Add the spinach, turn off heat and stir until the spinach is combined.

Set aside for now.

For the Marinara Sauce

  • 3 1/2 cups marinara sauce (buy or make your favorite) (945g)

Directions

Make the eggplant

Make the vegan ricotta

Make the veggies

Assemble

Make sure the oven is at 350°F (175°C).

Evenly spread 1/2 cup of marinara sauce (135g) on the bottom of a 9x13 baking dish and layer evenly as follows:

  • single layer of eggplant over the sauce
  • 1/2 of the veggie mixture
  • 1/2 cup of marinara sauce (135g)
  • layer of eggplant
  • remaining veggies
  • 1/2 cup marinara sauce (135g)
  • remaining eggplant
  • all of the ricotta
  • 2 cups of marinara sauce (540g)

Place in the oven uncovered and bake for 30 minutes.


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