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Veggie Noodle 'Lasagna' Roll Ups

Simple vegan and gluten-free lasagna 'roll ups' recipe everyone will enjoy! Using easy cashew-cheese and papaya for the base of the red sauce. It's the perfect balance of sweet, savory and fresh. It takes just 30-minutes to preparer this healthy meal!

Vegan I Gluten Free

Serves: 2

Time: 30 minutes + soaking time

Papaya Red Sauce:

1 tbsp. olive oil

2 cloves garlic, minced

2 small shallots, diced

1 large papaya, seeded

1 tbsp. vinegar

1/2 tsp. dried thyme

salt and pepper to taste

2 zucchini, peeled into noodles*

Cashew Cheese:

1 cup cashews, soaked in hot water 30+ minutes

2 tbsp. olive oil

1 lime, juiced

1/4 tsp. salt

1/4 cup water + more as needed


Fresh herbs

*Use a vegetable peeler to make long & wide, thin, pliable noodles.

Place the cashews for the cheese in a heat proof bowl and cover with boiling water. Soak, covered for at least 30 minutes.

To prepare the red sauce, heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. When hot, add the olive oil. Add the garlic and shallots and sauté 1-2 minutes or until beginning to brown.

Use a spoon to scoop the papaya in pieces into the skillet. Stir occasionally. Sauté 3-5 minutes. As the the papaya begins to soften, mash the pieces with the back of a wooden spoon or with a fork.

Add the vinegar and spices to the sauce. Taste to adjust. Simmer on medium until the liquid has slightly reduced, 7-10 minutes. Stir occasionally.

While the red sauce is cooking, make the zucchini noodles. Use a vegetable peeler to create the wide pliable strips.

Drain the cashews and blend the 'cheese' ingredients until you get a texture similar to hummus. Add water 1 tbsp. at a time to adjust consistency.

Spread a thin layer of the cashew cheese on a noodle. Roll into a spiral and set on a plate until you've rolled all the noodles/used all the 'cheese'.

Give a good stir to the sauce and then begin to place the rolled veggie noodles into the papaya sauce. Let the noodles heat through, 3-5 minutes.

Remove the pan from the heat, divide evenly among 2 bowls, and garnish with fresh herbs!

Stores 1-2 days, best reheated!

Tomato Free, Healthy Vegan Lasagna Recipe. 30 minute healthy dinner idea.

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