Cold, No-Bake Lasagna with Sautéed Zucchini, Tomato Salad, Ricotta, and Pesto Sauce

If you like lasagna, you’ll love this summer version. It’s served cold and full of fresh vegetables. What...
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Cold, No-Bake Lasagna with Sautéed Zucchini, Tomato Salad, Ricotta, and Pesto Sauce
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Cold, No-Bake Lasagna with Sautéed Zucchini, Tomato Salad, Ricotta, and Pesto Sauce

If you like lasagna, you’ll love this summer version. It’s served cold and full of fresh vegetables. What could be better than that? 

6
Servings
185
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • box lasagna
  • 3 2/3  Tablespoons  extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 1/2  Cup  fresh ricotta cheese
  • 1 1/2  Cup  fresh mozzarella, chopped
  • 1  Pound  zucchini, diced to ½-inch pieces
  • pint red and yellow cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 6  Tablespoons  prepared pesto
  • Salt, to taste
  • Black pepper, to taste

Directions

Bring a large pot of water to a boil; season with salt. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain and lay out on a tray to cool. Drizzle 1 teaspoon of olive oil over the pasta.

Mix ricotta, mozzarella, 2 tablespoons olive oil, salt, and pepper in a medium bowl and set aside.

Sauté zucchini over medium-high heat in a large pan with 1 tablespoon olive oil, salt, and pepper, until slightly brown, or about 8 minutes; set aside.

Toss tomatoes in the remaining olive oil, salt, and pepper.

Then, build the lasagna in the following order: pasta, cheese mixture, zucchini, tomatoes, pesto. Then, repeat two more times. Serve chilled.

 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
14g
20%
Sugar
2g
2%
Saturated Fat
10g
42%
Cholesterol
22mg
7%
Carbohydrate, by difference
6g
5%
Protein
11g
24%
Vitamin A, RAE
228µg
33%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
19mg
25%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
211µg
100%
Calcium, Ca
238mg
24%
Choline, total
21mg
5%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
62µg
16%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
54mg
17%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
147mg
21%
Selenium, Se
9µg
16%
Sodium, Na
355mg
24%
Water
155g
6%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Lasagna Shopping Tip

Italian food is about simplicity and letting the ingredients shine. So make sure you get ingredients that are great quality and flavor. Farmers markets and specialty stores will have great produce and products. Just be sure to have some great olive oil.

Lasagna Cooking Tip

Unlike other highly regarded cuisines, Italian cooking is usually simple to make with many dishes having only 4 to 8 ingredients. Italian cooks rely chiefly on the quality of the ingredients rather than on elaborate preparation.

Lasagna Wine Pairing

Cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc, merlot, malbec, mourvèdre, Rhône blends, zinfandel, petite sirah, nero d'avola, primitivo, sangiovese, or carménère with meat- or tomato-based sauces; grenache or chardonnay with cheese lasagna without tomato sauce.