Zucchini Lasagna with Pistachio Pesto

[ 3 ] July 28, 2012 |

 

Zucchini Lasagna with Pistachio Pesto

This is the first raw food dish that I have prepared when I started making raw food for a client of mine few years ago.

The flavors and textures are all familiar. The quality and the freshness of the ingredients are the most important elements.

Seasonal and colorful, the zucchini lasagna make a great summer dish.

 

Zucchini Lasagna with Pistachio Pesto

ZUCCHINI LASAGNA WITH PISTACHIO PESTO
 
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Ingredients
Cashew cheese
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh garlic
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 cups cashews, soaked for 2 hours
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ cup water as needed
TOMATO SAUCE
  • 1 cup sun-dried tomatoes, soaked for 2 hours
  • 4 larges tomatoes, diced
  • 1 clove garlic
  • ¼ cup finely minced red onion
  • ½ cup fresh basil leaves
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon agave nectar
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt
  • Pinch of cayenne
PISTACHIO PESTO
  • 2 cups fresh basil leaves
  • ½ cup pistachios
  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
FOR THE LASAGNA
  • 3 medium zucchini, ends trimmed and slice lengthwise using a mandoline
  • 3 medium tomatoes, sliced
Instructions
CASHEW CHEESE
  1. Place the garlic and salt in food processor and process in small pieces.
  2. Add the nuts and process.
  3. Add the lemon juice and water; process to mix well.
  4. Add more water if needed to desired consistency.
TOMATO SAUCE
  1. Squeeze and drain as much water out of the soaked sun-dried tomatoes as you can.
  2. Add the drained tomatoes to the food processor and chop in pulses.
  3. Add the rest of ingredients and chop in pulses.
  4. Do not blend until smooth, leave some texture
PESTO
  1. Place the pesto ingredients in a food processor and blend until combined, leaving some texture
TO ASSEMBLE
  1. To make individual serving; place 3 zucchini slices overlapping in the center of a serving plate. Spread tomato sauce over the zucchini, top with cheese and pesto.
  2. Repeat twice or more. Top with sliced tomatoes

 

 

Marie Poulin
Marie Poulin is a passionate food blogger and professional personal chef who enjoys sharing her healthy, inventive, recipes. You can find her on social media and subscribe to her blog to receive instant blog updates and receive a free ebook, Tasty Quinoa Recipes!

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Category: Main Dishes, Raw Food, Vegan, Vegetarian

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  1. Gabriela says:

    This is next on my list!
    Absolutely love zucchini for pastas!
    Thank you for sharing:)

  2. Definitely a must-have! So fresh and healthy!

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