Seasonal Recipes

Tomato & Zucchini Lasagna

 

2 tablespoons olive oil
1 onion, chopped
4 carrots, chopped
2 celery stalks, chopped
1 can crushed tomatoes
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup pine nuts


Pour oil into cast iron pot over medium heat. Add onions, carrots and celery. Sauté until onions are golden brown and carrots are softened. Add apple cider vinegar to the pot. Stir well. Add tomatoes and cook 10-15 minutes stirring constantly.
Add salt and fennel seeds. Place all contents in blender with pine nuts. Blend on high until smooth. Add olive oil if needs.

Yield: 1 8 x 10 or 8 x 8 Lasagna
2 tablespoon olive oil
1 onion
2 cloves garlic
2 zucchini, sliced into 1 inch rounds
2 capsicum, chopped
4 cups seasonal greens
1 cup ripped basil 
1 tomato, sliced into 1\4 inch rounds
1 cup ricotta cheese
lasagna sheets
4 cups sauce (recipe above)

Heat oil in cast iron pot. Add onion and garlic. Allow to soften, then add zucchini and bell pepper. Add spinach and stir until wilted. Cool, then add basil.

In 8 x 8 or 8 x 10 pan, pour 1 cup of sauce into the bottom of the pan and spread evenly. Cover sauce with one layer of lasagna noodles. Top with a layer of ricotta. Spoon veggies mixture on top. Repeat for another 2-3 layers. When you reach the top layer, cover lasagna with tomato rounds. Sprinkle herbs de province on top. Bake for 40 minutes. Broil for final 5 minutes of baking.