This Zucchini Quinoa Lasagna is a fun twist on traditional lasagna that is vegetarian and gluten free!
I’d like to introduce to you a brand new way to enjoy lasagna. No, this isn’t traditional lasagna. Zucchini Quinoa Lasagna is for when you want all the flavors of lasagna without all the heft. Don’t get me wrong, I love all that heft. The noodles, the cheese, all of it. But let’s be real. Sometimes we all need to lighten things up.
This is lasagna’s lighter sister. Instead of noodles, we have zucchini. Naturally. It’s summer; you have zucchini coming out of your ears. And for those of us who don’t grow our own, it’s super cheap at the grocery store.
Instead of meat, we have quinoa. It makes a lovely filling for this fake-out lasagna. It gives this dish protein and is neutral enough to allow the other flavors to shine. And then there’s just a small amount of cheese, to give it that cheesey-lasagnaness we all love. All of this in a perfectly gluten-free lasagna package.
I tried to get a picture of the layers for you. I kind of failed, but hopefully you get the idea.
This dish is reminiscent of a similar recipe I made years ago from a lovely vegan blog called Peas and Thank You. You might remember it? I was meal planning and the recipe popped in my head. Then, I searched online and found that blog was gone. So what’s a girl to do? I came up with my own, not quite vegan, version.
This recipe is super easy (hello–no noodles to boil) and is full of lasagna flavor. If you want a lighter, gluten-free lasagna, this is your recipe.
How to Make Zucchini Quinoa Lasagna
Here is a quick video to show you how to make this recipe!
Love quinoa? You should also try this Quinoa Pizza Balls recipe!Print
Note: This recipe was originally published in 2015. Pictures were updated and a video added July 2019.
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