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Vegan Pesto Lasagna, Source: Rebel Recipes

Vegan Pesto Lasagna, Source: Rebel Recipes

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 40

Cook Time : 30

Total Time : 70

Ingredients

Serves 7

  • 2 onions chopped roughly

  • 4 cloves garlic sliced

  • 1 courgette sliced finely

  • 2 red peppers chopped

  • 4 large mushrooms sliced

  • 5 large ripe tomatoes roughly chopped

  • 1 cup red lentils washed well

  • 1 cup water

  • 1/2 tsp ancho chilli flakes or red chilli flakes

  • 1/2 tsp coconut sugar (or sugar or choice)

  • 1 Tsp Black Pepper

  • 2 tbsp vegan butter

  • 1/3 cup plus 1 tbsp cup plain flour

  • 3 -.4 tbsp nutritional yeast

  • 2 cups almond milk

  • 2 pots of pesto

  • Additionally 1 pinch of parmesan

Directions

  • 01

    To make the tomato & lentil filling; Add your oil and onion to a wide bottom pan and fry gently on a low heat for around 10 minutes until soft and browning.

  • 02

    Add the garlic and fry for 30 seconds more then add the peppers, courgette and mushroom. Fry for a futher couple of minutes.

  • 03

    Add the tomatoes, lentils, water and sugar to the pan and cook on a low heat for 25 minutes (covered).

  • 04

    Add the salt, black pepper and chilli flakes to the pan and simmer for a further 5 minutes

  • 05

    To make the Cheesy Béchamel sauce Add the butter to a frying pan and melt on a low heat then add the flour. Stir to combine well.

  • 06

    Next add the almond milk, and nutritional yeast. Simmer for 5 minutes, stirring constantly to ensure no lumps form.

  • 07

    Finally season well and remove from the heat

  • 08

    To make the lasagne In a medium roasting dish (I used a 25cm) – Layer the tomato veg filing then 3 lasagna sheets, then half the cheese sauce, top with pesto, then another layer of tomoato veg mix, 3 lasagna sheets, then the remaining cheese sauce (make sure to cover the edges of the lasagna sheets), and finally top pesto and either a sprinkle or vegan cheese or dollops of cashew cheese.

  • 09

    Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes on Gas mark 4/180 degrees.

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