Lasagna with Walnuts à la Chorizo



For the Walnut Noodles
1 2/3 cups semolina
1/2 cup walnut flour
1 tbsp. walnut oil
For the Walnut Bolognese
3 cups California walnuts (coarsely chopped)
1 1/3 cups finely cubed vegetable (carrot, celery, onion, garlic)
3 tbsp. tomato paste
1 lb. canned tomatoes
1 pinch smoked paprika powder (medium)
1 fresh bay leaf
1/4 cup Cabernet Sauvignon vinegar
vegan cheese


Thanks to walnuts, vegans can enjoy a delicious lasagna because the nuts are the ideal meat replacement.
Recipe developed by Heiko Antoniewicz for the California Walnut Commision 2020.


Walnut Noodles

Knead all ingredients together well for approx. 10-12 minutes. Then let the dough rest for 30 minutes.
Walnut Bolognese

Sauté vegetable cubes and walnuts gently in some olive oil until golden brown. Then sauté together with tomato paste.
Deglaze with Cabernet Sauvignon vinegar and add remaining ingredients. Season and let simmer gently for approx. 60 minutes.

Roll the pasta dough into sheets for lasagna. Then, as you would with classic lasagna, place alternating layers of noodles and walnut bolognese into a baking dish. Start with the walnut Bolognese on the bottom and finish with it on the top. Spread vegan cheese evenly across top layer and then bake in the oven for approx. 25-30 minutes at 170 °C.