Raw Vegan Lasagna

by Susan on September 15, 2011

I have been wanting to create a recipe for raw lasagna for a while now. Today was the day and I am pretty excited about how this turned out. I mixed things up a bit by making a spinach-walnut pesto, a delicious tomato sauce, an exciting cashew cheese and using some traditional sausage herbs, a walnut “sausage” to top it all off. Throw in a few sliced fresh tomatoes and you have a wonderful dish.

I have also included instructions on how to make take the same lasagna ingredients and make tasty little “lasagna rolls” that kids or company will enjoy.  This dish is packed with nutrients, delicious and very satisfying!

Raw Vegan Lasagna with Spinach Walnut Pesto and Walnut “Sausage”

serves 4


  • 1 medium zucchini, sliced thin lengthwise
  • 1 tomato, sliced thin
  • Marinara Sauce
  • Spinach Walnut Pesto
  • Cashew Cheese
  • Walnut Sage “Sausage”
1. Place a layer of zucchini on a plate. Top with marinara sauce, fresh tomato slices and cashew cheese. 
2. Top with a layer of zucchini and top that with pesto.
3. Top with another layer of zucchini and sprinkle the walnut pesto and fresh tomatoes on top of that. 
4. Finish off with one more layer of zucchini, marinara sauce, cashew cheese, spinach pesto and sprinkle top with walnut sage “sausage”.


Marinara Sauce

  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 cup sun-dried tomatoes, softened
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 lemon, juice from
  • 4 dates, soaked until soft and pitted
  • 2 tablespoons water (if needed)
  • 1 teaspoon italian spices

1.  With food processor running, drop garlic in and chop fine.

2.  Add remaining ingredients. Process until smooth.

Spinach Walnut Pesto

  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 3 cups spinach
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, soaked at least 6 hours, drained and dried
  • 1/2 lemon, juice from

1.  With food processor running, drop in garlic.

2.  Add remaining ingredients and process until a paste is formed.

Cashew Cheese:

  • 3/4 cup cashews, soaked overnight, drained
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • pinch Himalayan Salt and pepper
1. Place all ingredients in food processor. Pulse until a cottage cheese texture is achieved. Add a little water if necessary.


Walnut Sage “Sausage”
  • 2 cups walnuts, soaked for at least 6 hours in fridge, drained and rinsed
  • 1 teaspoon sage
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 teaspoon marjoram
  • 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary, chopped fine
  • 2 tablespoons nama shoyu
  • Himalayan salt and pepper to taste
1. Place all ingredients in food processor. 
2. Process until coarse crumb is achieved.


To make the rolls:
1. Place a strip of zucchini, cut length wise on the counter. 
2. Layer sauce, “cheese”,  pesto, and “sausage” only on 2″ of the strip next to the edge. 
3. Roll up and slice in half. 
Fill 2″ in from edge.
Roll up and cut in half with a serrated knife. 
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Mikki March 31, 2013 at 10:56 pm

Thank you for the wonderful recipe. I made this tonight and it was AMAZING!!

Todra April 29, 2013 at 9:53 am

My guy and I made this last night. We fermented the cashew cheese and made a raw basil pesto instead of spinach. It was wonderful. I especially liked the walnut “sausage”. This is such an easy raw recipe. I’ll definitely make it again. Thanks!

Stacey May 29, 2013 at 9:50 pm

This is a solid recipe. I invited a non-raw friend over for dinner and she said she liked it better than cooked lasagna.
In my opinion, you only need to make half the walnut sausage recipe. I had a lot left over. Also, if you don’t have sage, thyme and marjoram and don’t want to invest in a bottle of each, buy a poultry seasoning blend. That’s what I did. Finally, you might consider making each element in the morning, stored in separate containers to let the flavors meld. I will definitely make this again.

Emily August 7, 2013 at 5:19 pm

Just had this wih my family. Everyone but me is a meat eater and have never been introduced to eating raw. I got great reactions! The only complaint was more veggies and a little less sauce. I made the walnut “sausage” with soy sauce not Nama shoyu. Very yummy and fresh! I will definitly make this again!

shannon finley August 18, 2013 at 11:42 am

This is amazing. I just made it and my meat eater husband loves it!

Thanks so much for sharing your creative and tasty recipes! Five Stars

Jen November 2, 2013 at 4:08 pm

What type of slicer did you use to slice the zucchini so thin and uniform?

Susan November 2, 2013 at 4:29 pm

I use a Benriner Mandoline. You can see more about it here: http://www.rawmazing.com/cucumber-noodles-with-coconut-lime-cumin-dressing/

Stefie November 25, 2013 at 8:28 pm

My words after first taste were
“OMG, I died and went to heaven”
so many flavors in this lasagna

Ann April 6, 2014 at 5:32 pm

Just made this and it is amazing!!!!! :)

Aiden April 22, 2014 at 3:12 pm

Would have to try out this recipe over the weekend.

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