Eggplant Lasagna

2015-06-05
Auberginelasagne-online
  • Servings : 4 to 6
  • Prep Time : 50m
  • Cook Time : 40m
  • Ready In : 1:30 h

A delicious vegetable in an Italian classic. This eggplant lasagna is easy to prepare and might become one of your favorite recipes.

— This recipe appeared in De Groene Keuken Lente 2014 —

Ingredients

  • 3 eggplants
  • 250 gr mushrooms, sliced
  • 200 gr spinach
  • Sunflower or coconut oil
  • 1 onion
  • 800 gr diced tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp dried basil
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • pinch of cayenne pepper
  • seasoning salt
  • 250 gr whole wheat lasagna noodles
  • Béchamel sauce:
  • 200 gr cashews (min. 3h soaked)
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 250 ml plant based milk
  • ½ à 1 tsp mustard
  • 3 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • juice of ½ lemon
  • pinch of salt and pepper
  • pinch of nutmeg

Method

Step 1

Preheat the oven at 180 °C. Cut the eggplant into slices and spread them in an oven dish. Pour some oil and sprinkle some seasoning salt over the eggplant. Put this in the oven for about 25 min. Chop the onion finely and cook it over low heat. Add the basil, oregano and cayenne pepper. After half an hour you can add the mushrooms and spinach. After an additional 5 min you add the diced tomatoes.

Step 2

While the eggplant is in the oven you can prepare your béchamel sauce. Put the cashews and the 2 cloves of garlic in a blender or food processor and blend. Add the mustard, nutritional yeast, lemon juice, pepper, salt and nutmeg. Add the milk gradually and mix everything in the meantime. Continue until you have a smooth paste.

Step 3

Preheat the oven at 220°C. Cover the bottom of a large oven dish with a layer of the tomato-spinach-mushroom sauce. On top of the sauce you put a layer of lasagna noodles, followed by another layer of tomato sauce, a layer of eggplant slices, a layer of tomato sauce, a layer of lasagna noodles. You repeat this until al ingredients are used (3 to 4 layers). Make sure there’s some tomato sauce left to put on top. Finally you can pour over the béchamel sauce over the whole dish. Put the lasagna in the oven at 220°C for about 40 min.

Step 4

Tip: You don’t have any lasagna noodles? Just use macaroni or penne or any other kind of pasta! Always be careful when buying lasagna noodles, since they are often made with eggs compared to other kinds of pasta.

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