This is not your typical lasagna. It’s a much fresher, lighter, more produce-forward take on the classic—a bright-tasting mash-up between a tomato gratin and a lasagna that makes the most of peak-season tomatoes. Serve with crusty bread so none of the juices go to waste.
Source: Cooking Light magazine
Preheat oven to 375°F.
Stir together ricotta, eggs, 1/4 cup basil, 2 teaspoons garlic, 1/4 t salt, and 1/4 t pepper
Remove and discard seeds from one-third of the tomato slices (if tomatoes are particular seedy or juicy, remove seeds from one-half) Combine all tomato slices, 1/4 cup oil, vinegar, remaining 2 t garlic, remaining 1 t salt, and remaining 1/2 t pepper in a large bowl
Toss gently to combine
Coat a 13- x 9-inch glass or ceramic baking dish with cooking spray
Arrange one-third of the tomato slices in a single layer on bottom of baking dish
Top with 3 lasagna noodles
Spread ricotta mixture evenly over noodles
Top with 3 lasagna noodles
Arrange one-third of the tomato slices in a single layer over noodles
Top with remaining 3 noodles
Arrange remaining tomatoes over top, shingling if necessary
Pour any tomato juices from bowl evenly over lasagna
Cover baking dish with foil, and bake at 375°F for 15 minutes
Meanwhile, place bread in a food processor and pulse until coarse crumbs form
Heat remaining 2 T oil in a large skillet over medium heat
Add breadcrumbs and cook, stirring often, until toasted, 3 to 4 minutes
Transfer to a medium bowl and cool 5 minutes
Add cheese and remaining 1/4 cup basil and toss
Remove lasagna from oven, remove foil and sprinkle breadcrumb mixture over lasagna
Return dish to oven and bake at 375°F until top is browned, about 10 minutes
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (370g)|
|Recipe Makes: 8 Servings|
|Calories from Fat: 112 (41%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 12.4g||17 %|
|Saturated Fat 4.9g||24 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 5.6g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 1.2g|
|Cholesterol 47.2mg||15 %|
|Sodium 396.8mg||14 %|
|Potassium 209.7mg||6 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 25.6g||8 %|
|Dietary Fiber 0.6g||2 %|
|Sugars, other 25g|
|Protein 14.5g||21 %|
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Calories per serving: 273
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