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Melanies’ Healthy Veggie and Gluten Free Lasagna Recipe…

You will need…

  • 2 small (100g) courgette, cut lengthways into 1cm thick slices
  • 1 1/2 cup Pumpkin + Sweet Potato Puree, defrosted
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, plus 1 teaspoon extra
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 100 g green beans, ends trimmed and chopped into 3cm pieces
  • 125 g frozen chopped spinach, thawed
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • 200 g fresh ricotta
  • 1/2 cup basil, finely chopped
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup grated mozzarella
  • 2 cups mixed leaves, to serve

How to make…

  1. Preheat oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas Mark 6. Line an oven tray with baking paper. Grease a small loaf pan or baking dish.
  2. Toss courgette in oil and place on prepared tray. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until just tender. Reduce oven to 180°/320°F/Gas Mark 3.
  3. Meanwhile, heat 1 teaspoon of oil in a frying pan. Add garlic and green beans. Cook for 1-2 minutes. Add spinach and peas and cook for 3 minutes or until heated through. Remove from heat.
  4. In a bowl combine ricotta, spinach mixture, basil and zest. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Line base of prepared loaf pan or baking dish with half the courgette slices. Top with a half the ricotta mixture followed by Pumpkin + Sweet Potato Puree. Add remaining courgette slices followed by remaining ricotta mixture. Sprinkle with ½ cup mozzarella.
  6. Cook for 20 minutes or until mozzarella is melted and golden.
  7. Place half in a container for lunch tomorrow. Serve with mixed leaves.