Lasagna With Lori

By Lori Aparentado

First Layer

First Layer

Second Layer

Second Layer

To go with the home made tomato sauce recipe, I wanted to contribute the recipe for a vegan lasagna that I made last week!

Note: Make sure to soak cashews for cashew cheese first! They should sit for at least an hour.

Noodles

  • 2 c flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 3/4 c warm water

Add flour, salt, and garlic powder to food processor. Pulse together. Add warm water. Process until a dough ball starts to form. Or, if you are paranoid like me, allow the ingredients to start to form a dough and then remove from the bowl and knead for a bit by hand. Separate dough into 6 pieces. Roll into a "snake" shape and then roll out into a big lasagna noodle.

Cashew Cheese

  • 2 c cashews soaked in 6 c of water for at least an hour
  • 4 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp salt
  • dash of pepper
  • 1/4 c water

Drain and rinse cashews. Add cashews to food processor with lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Pulse together for about a minute. Add water and process for 2-4 minutes, until smooth.

Filling

  • 1 block of tofu
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • Parsley
  • Basil
  • 1/4 of a red onion
  • 1/2 of a tomato
  • Nutritional yeast
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Put everything in a food processor and pulse quickly a few times. This part was really easy and just depended on how much you wanted to spice the filling and how thick you wanted it. All a matter of preference here. 

Assembly

To assemble the lasagna, I put the layers as follows in a rectangular pyrex dish:

Sauce -> 2 noodles -> Filling & a bit more sauce -> 2 noodles -> Cashew cheese -> 2 noodles. I'm a dummy and forgot to put fresh basil leaves on it but I MEANT to put them on the top!

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Cover the lasagna with foil and bake for 50 minutes at 350F. Let cool for at least 10 minutes before cutting!

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Goddamn, I'm makin Lasagna tonight!  Thanks for your wisdom, Lori!