12 whole wheat or brown rice lasagna noodles
non stick cooking spray
2 cups diced carrots
3 medium zucchini, chopped
3 medium yellow squash, chopped
3 cups broccoli florets, chopped
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1 pound firm tofu
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup raw tahini (pureed sesame seeds)
1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1 3/4 cups pasta sauce, no or low salt, divided
1 cup tomato sauce, no salt
1 tablespoon oregano
1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
1 cup chopped scallions
8 cups organic baby spinach
1 cup shredded soy cheese
Preheat oven to 400F.
Cook lasagna noodles according to package directions.
Lightly spray a large baking pan with cooking spray and place 1/2 of the carrots, zucchini, squash, broccoli, and garlic in pan. Bake for 20 minutes.
Squeeze water from tofu. Blend the tofu, lemon juice, tahini, shredded coconut, nutritional yeast, and parsley in a food processor and put aside.
In a blender, blend the other half of the vegetables with 1 cup of the pasta sauce, tomato sauce, oregano, Italian seasoning, and scallions to make a thick veggie paste. Reserve the remainder of the pasta sauce. Spread 1/8 cup of the blended sauce in the bottom of a large glass baking dish.
Stir the roasted vegetables into the rest of the blended sauce.
In the baking pan, make 3 layers starting with four cooked lasagna noodles then spreading 1/3 of the tofu mixture on top of the noodles, 1/3 of the sauce w/roasted veggies, and 4 cups fresh spinach leaves. Repeat for another layer, then put the last layer of noodles on top with remaining tofu mixture and sauce w/roasted veggies. Carefully spread the reserved 3/4 cup pasta sauce over the top and sprinkle with shredded soy cheese. Cover the top of the pan with non-stick foil, and bake in the oven at 350 degrees for 40 minutes.
Note: When vegetables are done roasting, remove from oven and turn temperature down to 350 degrees.
Calories -1; Protein -1 g; Carbohydrates -1 g; Total Fat -1 g; Saturated Fat -1 g; Cholesterol -1 mg; Sodium -1 mg; Fiber -1 g; Beta-Carotene -1 ug; Vitamin C -1 mg; Calcium -1 mg; Iron -1 mg; Folate -1 ug; Magnesium -1 mg; Zinc -1 mg; Selenium -1 ug