It is the time of year when the gardens are overflowing! I love it! I wanted a fresh allergy free dinner idea…
You don’t have to worry about spending tons of money on fresh vegetables. If you are lucky, you can go into your back yard and pick your vegetables Even if you don’t have a garden of your own, there are plenty of farmers markets to buy fresh, local produce.
When I was thinking of what else to to with zucchini I had many ideas bouncing around in my head. Yes I have said it before. When I get new ideas about recipes and foods, it’s like there is a ping pong ball bouncing around my head 😀
Anyway… As I said, I was thinking about what else to do with zucchini. I have already used zucchini as a pasta, cutting it into ribbons and julienne. I was going to make a traditional lasagna (well as traditional as it gets with allergies), when I thought of using zucchini ribbons as the noodles. Then I thought about adding pesto into the mix. What doesn’t taste better with pesto?
This is a great recipe as a lunch, dinner or as a side!
Zucchini Pesto Lasagna with Cashew Cream (Paleo/ Gluten Free/ Dairy Free/ Vegan)
1 medium size zucchini- cut thin into ribbons
1 large onion- sliced
1 large size carrot- julienne
1 large pepper- sliced
1 Tbsp. coconut oil or olive oil
1 tsp. dried basil
In a medium frying pan, add oil, onion, carrot, and pepper. Saute for approximately ten minutes on medium low heat, stirring frequently. Stir in dried basil and take pan off heat when vegetables are soft.
To assemble lasagna use a 9″ by 13″ baking dish.
Start with 1-2 tablespoons of prepared pesto spread all over the bottom of the dish.
Then a single layer or zucchini ribbons.
Followed by 1/3 of sauteed vegetables.
Then 1/3 of your cashew cream.
And 1/3 of your pesto. Repeat each step two more times, ending with pesto.
Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes or until zucchini is fork tender, but not mushy.
***Freezing this does work beautifully. Freeze raw and just cook from defrosted.
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