A light and fresh Zucchini Lasagna recipe for summer! Rolled with hummus and fresh spinach, then topped with a Simple Homemade Tomato Sauce, fresh basil and toasted pine nuts – these vegan and gluten-free zucchini lasagna rolls will be a summer favorite!
This vegan Zucchini Lasagna is done in about 30 minutes – including time to make homemade tomato sauce – if you want to make everything from scratch! A mandoline slicer will make slicing the zucchini a cinch!
It’s also great for slicing eggplant which can also be used to make lasagna roll ups.
Like in these Vegetable Hummus Wraps.
How to Make Vegan Zucchini Lasagna Rolls
To make this vegan lasagna, the thinly sliced zucchini is placed on a paper towel, sprinkled with kosher salt and left to sit for about 20 minutes while you make the homemade tomato sauce. This process removes the excess water that is stored in zucchini. You don’t want to skip this step or the water will make it’s way into the sauce when it’s in the oven and water down the whole dish.
This recipe can also be constructed with eggplant slices instead of zucchini to convert it to vegan eggplant lasagna.
After about 20 minutes, you’ll press each side with a paper towel and spread each slice on 1 side with whatever hummus you choose to use, layer with spinach leaving the hummus exposed on the very end to act as glue, then roll it up! Place each roll seam side down in a 8″ x 8″ baking dish coated with a layer of tomato sauce.
The dish then is topped with more tomato sauce, baked until heated through (about 15 min). Top with fresh basil and toasted pine nuts to finish. Parmesan cheese can also be added, but the fresh summery flavors really shine on their own without it.
Serve this with a side salad and you’ll still have room for dessert after this light + healthy summer lasagna!
A light and fresh Zucchini Lasagna recipe for summer! Rolled with hummus and fresh spinach, then topped with a Simple Homemade Tomato Sauce, fresh basil and toasted pine nuts - this zucchini lasagna will be a summer favorite!
- 2 medium or 1 large zucchini thinly sliced lengthwise
- 1 12 oz container hummus I love roasted eggplant hummus with this recipe
- 1.5 cups baby spinach stems removed
- 1- 1.5 cups homemade or store-bought tomato sauce (use this easy tomato sauce recipe)
- 2 Tbs toasted pine nuts
- handful of fresh basil thinly sliced
- salt and pepper to taste
Thinly slice zucchini with a mandoline. I use my thinnest setting.
Place slices on a paper towel, sprinkled with salt and let to sit for about 20 minutes while you make the homemade tomato sauce, if making.
After 20 minutes, you'll press each side with a paper towel and spread each slice with a layer of hummus on one side. Cover the hummus with a few spinach leaves and roll it up!
Place each roll seam side down in a 8 x 8 baking dish coated with a layer of tomato sauce.
Top with more tomato sauce + bake at 350F uncovered for 15 minutes until heated through.
Add toasted pine nuts and fresh basil. Optional sprinkle of parmesan.
There are often odd and end pieces of zucchini left over, I use those on veggie sandwiches or in my Zucchini Bread Oatmeal!
*If you can find straight zucchini that will make slicing much easier!
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Wow, this sounds SO easy and fresh, and I can’t get enough of fresh basil! I’m definitely going to try this soon, thanks for the recipe 🙂
I’d love to have a go at this as it sounds so light and summery. But I’m petrified of the mandoline. My mother nearly sliced off her fingers when she tried using one. I do have one though and guess I really need to just get used to it.
OMG! They are super sharp! They do sell special gloves to protect your fingers as backup. As long as you keep your fingers on the slider that holds the veggies – you shouldn’t have an issue! And I never go too fast! I’m very risk adverse! But if you find the courage you can make some delicious dishes with thinly sliced vegetables of all sorts!
I am sitting here literally drooling! Sharing this now! Great recipe.
Aw! Thanks Jacqueline! I hope you love it!!
Made this for the first time and our guest loved it! I used garlic hummus and it set the tone with the sauce which I added garlic to also. Thanks for one of our new favorites!
That’s so wonderful to hear, Randy! Thank you so much for the nice comment! It’s a favorite over here too!
This was excellent. Thanks for a great recipe!
Hi Eileen! Thanks so much for your nice comment. Glad you enjoyed it!!