Published On: Wed, Jan 9th, 2019

Lasagne with basil cashew cream and celeriac

This is lasagne like you’ve never tasted before! Basil cashew cream and celeriac add a delicious depth of flavour that makes this comforting dish a little bit special. 

Vegan lasagne recipe

Vegan lasagne with basil cashew cream and celeriac

This is lasagne like you've never tasted before! Basil cashew cream and celeriac add a delicious depth of flavour that makes this comforting dish a little bit special. 

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian, vegan, vegetarian
Keyword healthy vegan, meat free, vegan, vegan dinner, vegan lasagne, vegan meal, vegan recipe
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 kg celeriac
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium sweet potato

For the cashew cream:

  • 200 g cashew nuts
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 100 ml organic vegetable stock
  • 150 ml olive oil
  • 2 x 25g packs basil

For the tomato sauce:

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium onion roughly chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 red chilli deseeded and finely chopped
  • 200 g mushrooms finely sliced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 courgette halved and sliced
  • 100 ml organic red wine
  • 2 x 400g cans chopped tomatoes
  • 5 sundried tomatoes not in oil, chopped
  • tbsp maple syrup
  • 100 g tomato purée

Instructions

  1. Prepare the cream by soaking the cashews in 300ml water for 30 minutes. Preheat the oven to 180°C, gas mark 4.

  2. Meanwhile, peel the celeriac and slice into strips that resemble sheets of lasagne (approximately 0.5cm thick). Put onto 2 baking trays, then drizzle over 1 tbsp oil and season.
  3. Scrub the sweet potato, leaving the skin on, then slice into bitesize pieces. Place on another baking tray, drizzle over the remaining 1 tbsp oil and season. Bake the celeriac and sweet potato in the oven for 25 minutes or until soft.
  4. To make the tomato sauce, heat the oil in a saucepan on a high heat, then add the onion, garlic and chilli and fry for 4 minutes, stirring regularly until the garlic starts to become golden and the onion transparent. Add the mushrooms, bay leaf and courgette; continue to fry for 5 minutes, stirring regularly. Add the red wine and allow to reduce for 2 minutes. Then add the chopped tomatoes together with the sundried tomatoes, maple syrup, tomato purée and seasoning. Add the cooked sweet potatoes and bring to the boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. To make the cashew cream, drain and rinse the soaked cashews. Add the remaining cream ingredients (including the basil stalks) to a blender or food processor, season and blend until really smooth.

  6. Now assemble the lasagne. Cover the base of a 30x20x7cm deep ovenproof serving dish with half the cashew cream. Next add half the celeriac and pour over all the tomato sauce. Top with the remaining celeriac and finish with the remaining cashew cream. Bake for 15 minutes until the cashew cream starts to set.

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