Lasagne vegetariane

Vegetarian lasagna   Our original home cooking

Ingredients / Serves 6

  • 2 carrots
  • 2 stalks celery
  • 2 fresh young onions
  • 1 pepper
  • 1 little eggplant (aubergines)
  • 2 little zucchini (courgettes)
  • 1 400 g (14 oz) can red beans
  • 700 ml (25 fl oz - 3 C) tomato purée
  • 200 ml (7 fl oz - 3/4 C) white wine
  • 4 tablespoons dried chives
  • 4 teaspoons dried bay leaves, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons dried marjoram
  • 2 teaspoons dried tarragon
  • 4 tablespoons fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • Some fresh basil leaves
  • 12 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 250 g (8 1/2oz) mozzarella cheese
  • 250 g (8 1/2oz) green lasagna
  • Plain dried breadcrumbs
  • Salt
  • Time:
    preparation: 45 minutes
    cooking: 60 minutes
    total time: 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Difficulty:
    easy recipe
  • How many calories in a serving?
    Calories: 410 (kcal) 21 % GDA (*)- 1715 (kJ)
    Protein: 18.8 (g) 38 % GDA
    Total fat: 20.3 (g) 30 % GDA
    Total carbohydrate: 39.0 (g) 15 % GDA
    Sugars: 9.4 (g) 11 % GDA

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This is an easy recipe but you must have a lot of time for making it. But the taste is excellent and all your guests will like this first course very much, first of all those people who don't eat meat
Clean all the vegetables, wash and cut into very little pieces. They should have the size of a pea. You could also chop them with a food processor. Before cutting pepper, remember to remove its seeds; remember also to remove the central part of zucchini and eggplant.
Put carrots, celery, onions, pepper, eggplant and zucchini, all chopped, in a large saucepan together with wine, aromatic herbs, parsley, tomato purée and oil. Add some water, season to taste with salt and cook, half-covered, over a gentle heat for at least 30 minutes. Stir with a wooden spoon now and then. If necessary, add other warm water. Few minutes before the end of cooking pour beans and chopped basil into the sauce.
You have to buy lasagna ready to use in baking dish; that is, it isn't necessary to boil them before baking.
Cube mozzarella. Oil a deep shallow baking dish and sprinkle with plain dried breadcrumbs. Preheat oven to 200°C (400°F). Pour some sauce on the bottom of the baking dish; arrange pasta over the sauce, pour other sauce and sprinkle cubed mozzarella. This is your first layer of lasagna. Kep on making other layers in the same way until you finish all the ingredients. The last ingredient must be mozzarella.
Bake for 25-30 minutes. Remove from the oven and let lasagna rest for some minutes before serving.

What's the right wine for " Vegetarian lasagna "?

Our suggestion is: Verdicchio di Jesi (white wine from Italy)