The conflict: it’s summertime, and even though you love going into your kitchen and cooking up tasty vegan meals — especiallyhearty foods served in casserole dishes — the thought of switching on the oven and turning your kitchen into a hot box is too much to bear. But you want something comforting. Specifically, you want lasagna. Don’t we all? Not many of us can turn down a plate of pasta layered with homemade tomato sauce, veggies, and vegan ricotta. So what do you do?
Luckily, there’s a way you can get your lasagna fix in summertime: make raw lasagna (don’t worry, it doesn’t involve raw pasta noodles). If you’ve never tried it before, raw lasagna swaps pasta with thinly sliced zucchini and layers it with raw vegan cheese, veggies, and more refreshing goodies. Essentially, it has all flavor of the classic recipe, without the heaviness.
Not sure where to start? Don’t worry. We’ve searched the Food Monster App for the best of the best raw vegan lasagna recipes and then threw in a bonus “lighter” take on traditional baked lasagna. Here’s what we found:
Raw Zucchini Tomato Lasagna With Cashew Herb Cheese
Say “hello” to the mother of all raw vegan lasagnas! You will get lost in the colors, flavors, and textures of this healthy Raw Zucchini Tomato Lasagna With Cashew Herb Cheese. This dish is that good! The vibrant tomatoes and the savory homemade cashew herb cheese really take this lasagna to the next level — and it’s so easy to make! Just slice your zucchini and tomatoes thin, then pop them into your dehydrator (or your oven at its lowest temperature). Make the cashew herb cheese by blending all of the ingredients together in a blender, then layer everything together and top with fresh herbs.
Raw Lasagna With Cashew Cheese and Pesto
Need another option? You best believe we’ve got you on this. This Raw Lasagna With Cashew Cheese and Pesto is a flavorful, healthy recipe with just the right amount of creaminess! The pesto is a combination of savory sun-dried tomatoes and broccoli that pairs perfectly with the creamy, rosemary cashew cheese.
Raw Lasagna With Cilantro Pesto
Heck yeah, we have more raw vegan lasagna for you. Introducing: this Raw Lasagna With Cilantro Pesto, featuring layers upon layers of thinly sliced zucchini, marinated mushrooms and tomatoes, a fresh cilantro pesto made with walnuts and pumpkin seeds, and a ridiculously yummy sun-dried tomato pesto. Dig in.
Raw Mushroom Lasagna With Zucchini Cheese
Fans of mushrooms will fall head-over-heels in love with this delicious Raw Mushroom Lasagna With Zucchini Cheese. Made with minced mushroom “meat”, golden zucchini cheese, garlic herb tomato sauce, and eggplant/zucchini “noodle” layers, it’s guaranteed to be a hit with everyone. Don’t be warded off by the fact that there are four layers! This is a fairly simple recipe since once everything is prepped, you just have to assemble the layers and pop it in the oven or dehydrator.
Fresh and Light Zucchini Lasagna Roll-Ups
Don’t have the time to commit to a full lasagna? They may not be raw, but we can’t recommend these Fresh and Light Zucchini Eggplant Lasagna Roll-Ups enough. Thinly sliced zucchini and eggplant are rolled up with homemade tofu “ricotta” cheese, then covered with homemade marinara sauce and baked until warm and bubbly. Not only does this make for a light and tasty summer dinner, it can also act as an appetizer at parties.
Looking for more vegan recipes? Then we highly suggest you check out the Food Monster App. For those who don’t know, it’s a brilliant food app available for both Android and iPhone, and you can follow it on Instagram and Facebook. It’s a great resource for anyone looking to cut out or reduce allergens like meat, dairy, soy, gluten, eggs, grains, and more. Find more than 8000+ awesome recipes, cooking tips, articles, product recommendations and how-tos. The app shows you how having food preferences can be full of delicious abundance rather than restrictions! Check it out.
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