Lasagna has never really been a part of culinary repertoire because I’ve always thought that it takes too long to make. However, recently I tested a vegetarian lasagna with green lentils and grated beetroot instead of beef mince. The results were much better than expected, and I suspect I’ll be making this recipe again some time soon. The expression is true: good things take time…
Vegetarian lasagna: 4 – 5 servings
2.5 dl green lentils
1 large beetroot
3 cloves of garlic
½ red onion
½ red chilli
5 dl passata/chopped tomatoes
3 tbsp liquid vegetable stock
6 glutenfree lasagna pieces
150g feta cheese
Vegetarian lasagna with beetroot and lentils: Method
Set oven to 225 C.
Boil lentils with water and vegetable stock until they are soft (25 – 30 min)
Grate carrots, beetroot. Finely chop onion, garlic and chilli
Fry the carrots, beetroot, onion, garlic and chilli in plenty of olive oil
Pour in tomatoes, liquid vegetable stock, rosemary and oregano
Pour in lentils. Mix thoroughly. Blanda ordentligt. Add salt and pepper to taste
In a large baking dish, add layers of sauce (lentils etc), and lasagne pieces. Spread mozzarella and feta over each layer
Add more cheese and fresh basil to the top layer
Bake for around 40 minutes
Serve with a glass of red wine and enjoy!
If you’d like to try a non-vegetarian version of this lasagna, use beef or chicken stock instead of vegetable stock and add a little fried chicken, cut into thin strips.
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