"Real Gs move in silence like the G in Lasagna." - Lil Wayne
Caution: This Recipe Might Be Vegan
Wait...Don't go there and unfollow us just yet. You know we both have our own personal quirks. Yes, you're right, there are a lot of them, but don't worry, being Vegan, is not one of them (yet). Nevertheless, we enjoy our vegan recipes and meals every now and then. Therefore, we've have decided to share one of our favorite ones with you, to see if we can convince you that vegan recipes don't have to taste like a shovel of earth inside your mouth. But we'll let you decide that for yourself.
Remember...No one cares about your protein intake until they find out you're Vegan!
Ingredients - Vegan Lasagna / 8 servings
2 TB Lemon Juice
2 TB Nutritional Yeast (alternative same amount of Parmesan cheese)
Spices: Pepper and Salt
1 TS Soy Sauce
Spices: Smoked Paprika, Oregano, Rosemary, Pepper
1 Red Bell Pepper
1 Red Onion
300 ml Tomato Sauce + 3 actual tomatoes
1. Add all "The Ricatto" ingredients from above into a food processor/blender. (To get the desired texture, ideally use firm Tofu.) Set aside in a bowl. 2. Now combine the walnuts, soy sauce and spices in the food processor/blender, again set aside. It's time for the 'shrooms to take a little spin in the food processor, but hey, you want to make sure that you still recognize that they are mushrooms (remember it should look like fake meat). In a pan, add oil and sauté the onion, which you have cut into squares, same as the bell pepper which goes in now. Add the mushrooms first and after about 5 minutes of sautéing, also add your "walnut" paste. 3. While all of this is going on, you soak the lasagne noodles in warm water, so they become floppy. 4. Now it is time to layer. First you add some tomato sauce, followed by the floppy lasagne noodles, add a layer of "Ricatto", and then "The Meat". Don't forget to keep going until you run out of layers and ingredients.
5. Last, but not least, at 190C everything should sit in the oven for 40 minutes, make sure to cover it with aluminum foil for the first 30 minutes, and leave it uncovered for the last 10 minutes.
Feel free to decorate the top, with basil leafs, tomato slices, maybe some handwritten messages of Ricatto sauce to your significant other? Be creative, and don't forget to share your result tagging @Catto's_Kitchen on IG.
On a scale of 1-10, how would you rate this recipe? 1 being "spoonful of earth in my mouth" and 10 "heaven on earth while I am eating the best lasagna on cloud 10". Make sure to comment below! Buen provecho,