Grain Free. Vegan & Vegetarian Versions. Anti-Inflammatory. Delicious.
So... I still have lots of zucchini coming out of my garden...and I love it...there is just something so wonderful and fulfilling about walking outside your house and picking food straight off the vine from your yard! This year I especially love zucchini since it makes such a great low carb substitute for pasta and noodles! It inspired me to create this recipe with super simple and fresh ingredients. It is sure to be a hit on any dinner table and we have a dairy free/vegan version for those of you who are not friends with dairy.
Easy Zucchini & Spinach 'Lasagna' Rolls
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Print Vegan & Anti-Inflammatory Version
3 medium zucchinis, sliced in half lengthwise
Cooking spray (grapeseed or olive oil)
Salt & Pepper
½ yellow onion, diced
½ red bell pepper, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
5 ounces baby spinach
1 cup ricotta (OR for vegan and anti-inflammatory version substitute 1/2 Recipe Cashew Cheese)
2 cups jarred, organic marinara sauce**
**If you are sensitive to nightshade vegetables, you could substitute marinara for pesto or mushroom sauce. If using pesto, just wait to put the sauce on until the last 5 minutes of cooking time.
4. While the zucchini cooks, spray the bottom of a medium saucepan with cooking spray and place it over medium heat. Then add the garlic, onion, and bell pepper and sauté until onions are translucent, about 4 minutes.
5. Pour the marinara sauce into the saucepan and mix well to combine. Let simmer over medium-low heat until zucchini comes out of the oven.
6. Spread ¼ cup of marinara over the bottom of a 9 x 13 casserole dish.
7. Smear a scant tablespoon of ricotta or cashew cheese on one end of each zucchini roll slice, drop a small handful of spinach leaves on top of the cheese and then roll up, starting with the cheese side first.
8. Place rolls seam side down in the casserole dish.
9. Smother with remaining marinara sauce and bake for 15-20 minutes.
10. Serve hot and enjoy!
Billie Shellist, FDN-P
I practice functional nutrition, an approach that allows me to look at your entire health history and help you find the "root causes" of your chronic health complaints.
This cuts out the trial and error process and helps you get real symptom relief and resolution!
Food is medicine and knowledge is power -I hope you enjoy my anti-inflammatory recipes which are gluten, dairy, and soy free as well as very low grain and sugar.
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