|Tomato & Spinach "Ricotta" Vegan Lasagna|
Y'all know I try to keep recipes as simple as possible for ya. I re-use ingredients, combine steps and share tips and tricks to make your cooking time efficient, while effective.
But every now and again, to make a recipe really amazing, you need to put a significant amount of time and elbow grease into it.
This is one of those recipes, and I can PROMISE you: it's worth it!
To recreate the richness, heartiness and umami of a traditional beef and cheese lasagna, each layer requires TLC and a range of flavors that come together in harmonious YUM. And for every bit effort you put into it, you are rewarded with a bite that will leave you shaking your head in pleasure!Even my hardcore carnivore husband adored this lasagna and ate more of it than I did! In our home, that is a plant-based triumph! Plus, this recipe makes a TON of food, so you will be able to enjoy it throughout the week, or freeze some for the future.
All that said, if you want to try and use a store-bought tomato sauce to cut down on time, feel free. I just can't promise it will be as special.
As we head into the holidays this is a fantastic vegan entree to contribute to a meal, so that you (and others) can enjoy something truly satisfying and celebratory, while still holding true what's best for YOU.
If you give this vegan lasagna a try, please tag me on Instagram so I can see your creation! @lauraleabalanced #llbalanced.