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Meatless Monday with Vegan Rustic Bread & Eggplant Lasagna

Welcome to the Miratel blog and to our Meatless Monday vegan recipe share. Miratel took the Meatless Monday pledge to support reducing meat consumption 15% by eliminating it one day per week to preserve the health of our planet. We consider our support of this great movement part of our CSR business strategies as it spreads awareness of the impact of our food choices on our environment.

Today’s inventive recipe for Vegan Rustic Bread & Eggplant Lasagna comes courtesy of Vegan Yum Yum and although it calls for sourdough, any hardy artisan type of bread will work just as well. Also, if you prefer another vegetable over eggplant like zucchini for example, feel free to swap that as well. It may seem like a lot of steps but it’s well worth the effort.

Rustic Bread & Eggplant Lasagna Ingredients (serves 9-12)

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Image courtesy of veganyumyum.com/

  • 3 Tbs Olive Oil
  • 4-6 Cloves Garlic, minced (optional)
  • 2 28 oz Cans Organic Tomatoes, blended
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • 4 tsp Dried Italian Herbs
  • Olive Oil, for drizzling
  • 2-3 Medium Eggplants, peeled
  • 8-10 Large Slices of Sourdough Bread
  • 1 Cup Breadcrumbs (or 2 more pieces of bread for toasting and food processing)
  • 1-2 Large, Ripe Tomatoes, fresh, for garnish
  • Basil, for garnish

Directions

  1. In a very large skillet with high sides, or a sauce pan, heat the olive oil over medium high heat. Sweat the garlic for 1-2 minutes, then add tomatoes, salt, and herbs. Cook for 30 minutes (bubbling), stirring occasionally. Invert a mesh strainer over the top of the pan to prevent splatter, if desired.
  2. Preheat oven to 400º F.
  3. Meanwhile, prep two baking sheets with parchment paper. Peel the eggplants by slicing off the top and bottom and using the cut edge to start your vegetable peeler. Holding the eggplant vertically, cut the eggplants into 1/2 inch slices. Arrange in one layer on a baking sheet. Sprinkle with salt and drizzle liberally with olive oil.
  4. Bake eggplant for 30-40 minutes at 400º, turning once, until very, very soft and browned in some places.
  5. Spray both sides of each slice of bread with spray oil and “grill” in a hot skillet until browned on both sides. You can also simply toast the bread, but I think you get more flavor with grilling.
  6. In a large baking dish (a lasagna dish), spread 1 1/2 cups of tomato sauce. Line the bottom of the dish with bread, filling as many as the gaps as possible without overlapping.
  7. Place half of the eggplant on top of the bread, followed by another 1 to 1 1/2 cups tomato sauce.
  8. Add a second layer of bread.
  9. Add the second half of the eggplant, and all of the remaining sauce. Make sure that the bread is completely covered by sauce. Sprinkle breadcrumbs over the top.
  10. Place fresh tomato slices on the top of the lasagna, sprinkled with salt and pepper.
  11. Bake for 40 minutes at 400º F. Remove from oven and let rest 10 minutes before cutting.
  12. Top with basil leaves and drizzle sweet and thick balsamic vinegar (or balsamic syrup) on the plate if desired.

If you haven’t already, we encourage you to visit the Meatless Monday website and join us in taking the pledge today. Spread the word at home and at work and promote CSR business initiatives to make your green call centre, office, factory, shop, restaurant or salon even greener.

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