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Zucchini Quinoa Lasagna
2 large zucchini
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup quinoa
2 cups vegetable broth
1/2 cup tomato sauce
1 onion, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
11/2 tsp. dried oregano
2 Tbsp. reduced-fat cream cheese
1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper, or to taste
1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped
1 (23 to 26 oz.) jar marinara sauce
1 (8 oz.) pkg. part-skim shredded mozzarella cheese
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Zucchini Quinoa Lasagna

Zucchini Quinoa Lasagna

Zucchini Quinoa Lasagna
  • Servings:Serves 6
  • Prep Time:30 minutes
  • Cook Time:60 minutes
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Prepare the zucchini: Trim ends. Use a mandolin slicer or very sharp knife to slice zucchini lengthwise into long, flat “noodles."
2. Layer zucchini on paper towels and sprinkle with salt, then cover with more paper towels to absorb moisture. Let noodles sit while you prepare the quinoa.
3. In a large saucepan, combine quinoa, broth, tomato sauce, onion, garlic, and oregano and bring to a boil over mediumhigh heat. Once boiling, cover and reduce heat to low. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until liquid is absorbed, about 15 to 20 minutes.
4. Gently stir in cream cheese, pepper, and basil until incorporated.
5. Assemble the lasagna: Pour enough marinara in the bottom of an 8-by-8-inch pan just to cover the bottom. Wipe zucchini slices dry and lay about 4 slices over the sauce. Spread half the quinoa in a layer over the zucchini, then sprinkle with a third of the mozzarella cheese. Top with a third of the remaining sauce, then another layer of zucchini, remaining quinoa, half the remaining cheese, and half the remaining sauce. Top with a final layer of zucchini. Pour on remaining sauce and sprinkle with remaining cheese.
6. Cover pan with foil and bake until zucchini is tender and cheese is brown and bubbling, about 35 to 40 minutes. Remove foil during the last 5 to 10 minutes of cooking so cheese will brown. Let rest for 10 minutes, then slice into rectangles and serve.
Source: Hannaford fresh Magazine, May - June 2014