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1. Gather the ingredients

  • 2 medium zucchinis
  • 1 big eggplant
  • 1 onion
  • a bunch of spinach
  • a few mushrooms
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • marine salt and pepper
  • sesame seeds for garnish

Raw tomato sauce:

  • 1 big tomato
  • 1 garlic clove
  • fresh parsley

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2. Cut the eggplants

Cut the eggplants into thin layers, place them inside a colander and sprinkle some marine salt, so they start sweating the excess moisture, removing bitterness.

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3. Cook the eggplants

Cook the eggplants for 5-10 minutes until tender, under the grill and on both sides.

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4. Make the raw tomato sauce

Chop the tomato into cubes and mix with garlic, olive oil, a pinch of salt and pepper and a bunch of fresh organic parsley.

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5. Sauté

Cut the mushrooms and onion and sauté in a pan with a bit of oil.

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6. Slice the zucchinis

Use a peeler or mandolin to thinly slice the zucchinis. You will need roughly 20 slices.

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7. Get everything ready

Get everything ready on the table: the cooked eggplants, the raw spinach and zucchinis slices, the mushrooms and onion, and the raw tomato sauce.

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8. Start building up!

Start layering your faux-pasta lasagna with the eggplants as a base and continue with the mushrooms and then the zucchinis. Make sure you place them in a different direction than the eggplant, so all the ingredients mix up into one big-layered meal.

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9. Enjoy!

Repeat the process until you run out of vegetables or space, and top it with the raw tomato sauce and sesame seeds. Enjoy!

Photos by Ana Lisa Alperovich for Inhabitots