Black Bean Lasagna

Black Bean Lasagna

Black Bean Lasagna

Recently, I was watching reruns of Trisha’s Southern Kitchen on the Food Network and imagine my surprise when I saw her making a vegetarian dish. My ears perked up and I started taking notes. Trisha’s Black Bean Lasagna looked amazing and I just knew that I had to make this pronto (and put my vegan spin on it).

Black Bean Lasagna

Black Bean Lasagna

I’ve made lots of vegetarian & vegan lasagna in my day but never a black bean version so this one completely captured my interest. I was so surprised to see a mainstream food personality using nutritional yeast (What is nutritional yeast?).

Black Bean Lasagna

Black Bean Lasagna

Compared to other vegan lasagna’s I’ve made, this one was a cinch to put together. It’s basically a tofu ricotta mixture (made with cashews, tofu & nutritional yeast), noodles, sauce & black beans – What could be easier?

Black Bean Lasagna

Black Bean Lasagna

My vegan version included 1/2 black beans and 1/2 black soy beans so I could lower the carb count a little. The lasagna noodles were whole wheat so as to up the nutritional value as much as possible and the mozzarella cheese was vegan.

Black Bean Lasagna

Black Bean Lasagna

The only thing about this recipe that didn’t wow me was the tomato sauce. For this first attempt, I didn’t really change much of anything except the addition of the vegan mozzarella cheese so you can find the original Trisha’s Black Bean Lasagna recipe at Food Network. Next time, I will probably use my own tomato sauce, though. Probably a slow roasted tomato sauce or this tomato sauce with onion and butter.

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  1. This looks good, I’m saving this one. I have not yet conquered vegan lasagna (with the extra wrinkle of gluten-free). I can’t have cashew but I’ve recently had luck with a homemade vegan cheese I came up with that uses pine nut and/or macadamias instead.
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  2. I made a Burrito Lasagna last year that was similar and really enjoyed it. The black beans and lasagna combination is wonderful!

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  3. Never had lasagna with black beans, although I’ve had them in plenty of enchilada dishes, which is a similar concept. Totally different flavor, of course! This looks really good – great idea. Thanks for this.
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  4. Never did lasagna with beans, but it looks good.
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  5. I’m never had black bean lasagna but I do love beans and always look for ways to add them to my diet!
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  6. I simply love your wonderful looking lasagna my friend, it looks delicious!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru
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  7. This looks great! I love noodles and black beans – YUM!
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