This is very reminiscent of traditional lasagnas, but of course, without the meat, cheese, and added salt and oil. Bottom line: it’s delicious! Instead of meat, I have used zucchini and mushrooms, and a great tofu blend to take the place of the ricotta.

Lasagnas are a labor of love, for sure. But they are worth the wait. I like this recipe best with brown rice noodles, but see Notes below for instructions on making it with sliced potatoes instead, which will give you a more stout lasagna.

Above: A slice of Lasagna using brown rice lasagna noodles.


  • 1 medium yellow or white onion, chopped (about 2 cups)
  • 1 medium zucchini, thinly sliced (about 1¼ cups)
  • 1 tablespoon garlic finely chopped (3-4 medium cloves)
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon dried Italian herb seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon ground fennel
  • ¼ to ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional; these are spicy)
  • 6 cups coarsely chopped Swiss chard
  • ¼ cup unsalted, unroasted cashews or walnuts (as garnish; optional)
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped Swiss chard
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons poultry seasoning, Italian herb seasoning, or other no-salt seasoning blend
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