Dairy Free Eggplant Lasagna


I made this recipe about a week ago for a couple friends whom are doing the Whole30 this month, and it was a hit! I even got a comment about it having more flavor than traditional lasagna.

Here is my recipe for Eggplant Lasagna:

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STEP 1: The Sauce

≜ This step can be very individual. I’m sure so many of us have a go to spaghetti sauce filled with all our favorites. The vegan’s may hold off on the hamburger and add lentils, cauliflower, or mushrooms.

≜ I browned 1 package of hamburger

≜ sauté’ some onion and garlic (3-4 cloves)

≜ Add a jar of organic tomato sauce

≜ Put in the seasonings; sea salt, pepper, an Italian blend that included crushed red pepper, minced garlic, basil, thyme, smoked paprika and oregano

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STEP 2: The Spinach

≜ Take the frozen spinach out of the freezer and allow to thaw. This may take an hour plus!

≜ Drain the excess liquid out of the spinach

≜ Break the spinach apart and add a bit of nutmeg to it for flavor

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STEP 3: The Eggplant

≜ Warm the oven to 375 ℉

≜ Wash and slice 2 eggplants into lasagna noodle thickness (1/4 of an inch). (I ended up with extra noodles but some of the ones cut thinly weren’t ideal for the layers)

≜ Place your favorite cooking oil on a cookie sheet (I use avocado)

≜ Place the eggplant noodles on the cookie sheet and season with sea salt

≜ Cook the noodles for 5 minutes then flip them, and cook for another 5 minutes

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STEP 4: The Almond Ricotta.

≜ Add the following to a blender or to Vitamix

≜2.5 cups of slivered almonds, 1/4-1/2 cup of nutritional yeast, 2 Tbsp of lemon juice,1/2-1 tsp of sea salt, 1/2 tsp of garlic powder

≜ Add 1 cup of water at first then add more if needed to get a creamy consistency

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STEP 5: Layering

≜ Start with a sauce layer in the pan

≜ Add a layer of eggplant noodles

≜ Next layer on the Almond Ricotta

≜ And finally add the spinach

≜ Layer until you fill your dish and finishing with a Ricotta layer on top

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STEP 6: Cooking

≜Cook uncovered in the oven at 350℉ for 30 minutes

≜ Then place oven setting to low broil for about 5-10 minutes to brown the top

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≜ Garnish with fresh basil and enjoy!

I used this website for inspiration of this recipe, but made some adjustments. If you need more details check out this site

https://thefoodieeats.com/whole30-lasagna/

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