Healthy Moringa Lasagna
Looking for a delicious and healthy twist on the classic Italian dish, lasagna? Look no further! This recipe incorporates fresh ingredients and a superfood ingredient, dried moringa leaves, for a flavorful and nutritious meal. Say goodbye to canned tomatoes and hello to the vibrant flavors of fresh tomatoes in this mouth-watering lasagna. Keep reading for the recipe that will have your taste buds dancing!
If you don’t feel like cooking then just order one of our prepared lasagnas from Mono Congo! They come in chicken, beef, and vegetarian.
- 12 lasagna noodles
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 large onion, diced
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 lbs fresh tomatoes, diced
- 1 tbsp dried moringa leaves
- 1 tsp Himalayan salt
- 1/2 tsp black pepper or mix it up with lemon pepper
- 1 lb fresh spinach, chopped
- 1 lb ricotta cheese
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
- 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
- Basil to garnish
- Preheat oven to 375°F. Cook lasagna noodles according to package instructions and set aside.
- Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add diced onion and sauté for 3-4 minutes until softened. Add minced garlic and sauté for another minute.
- Add diced tomatoes, dried moringa leaves, salt, and black pepper to the skillet. Stir to combine and let the mixture simmer for about 10-15 minutes until the tomatoes have broken down and the sauce has thickened.
- In a separate skillet, cook the chopped spinach until wilted. Remove from heat and let cool.
- In a medium bowl, mix together ricotta cheese, egg, and grated parmesan cheese.
- To assemble the lasagna, spread a layer of the tomato sauce in the bottom of a 9×13 inch baking dish. Place a layer of cooked lasagna noodles on top of the sauce, followed by a layer of the spinach, a layer of the ricotta mixture, and a layer of shredded mozzarella cheese. Repeat the layers until all the ingredients are used up, ending with a layer of mozzarella cheese.
- Cover the baking dish with foil and bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes. Remove the foil and continue baking for another 10-15 minutes until the cheese is melted and golden brown on top
- Let the lasagna cool for a few minutes before slicing, garnishing with basil and serving. Enjoy your healthy and delicious lasagna!