pesto sauerkraut lasagna you have to try

by Lori and Michelle on August 5, 2011

Happy Friday Friends!

Last week Michelle and I enjoyed one of the best raw lasagna we have made to date. And we have made a few like our

All these have been delicious but this one really hit the spot for us!

It was full of flavor.

It was bold in color.

It is gluten-free, vegan, and raw.

It is full of vitamins and minerals.

It was fun to make and eat.

It was perfect!

If you are looking for a simple summer dinner than this dish is for you. One of the best things about raw lasagna is that they are really super easy to make. It may not look like it but promise it is! We decided to make a pesto for one of the layers. First we thought about putting in spinach but we had arugula on hand so we used that instead. And I am sure glad we did. I loved the spice that arugula provided this pesto!


Take a few pieces of zucchini and place on plate.

Next tomato slice.

And top it off with pesto and sauerkraut.

Repeat layers!

That is it.

layers and layers of goodness right there

Pretty simple! We love our raw lasagna! We always feel so good when we are all done eating! But the sad part was when it was all gone.

Twins Question: Have you made raw lasagna? Have you ever had raw lasagna? If no, would you ever try it? Do you have a mandoline? If so do you like using it?

till next time, xo


off to go be in the kitchen all day long

I hope you have a wonderful day.

{ 41 comments… read them below or add one }

Lindsay August 5, 2011 at 6:54 am

Wow this looks really incredible! I love the addition of the sauerkraut- what a great twist

Aine @ Something to Chew Over August 5, 2011 at 7:06 am

Yum! I have pesto on the brain at the moment :)

I’ve never tried raw lasagna – will have to give this a go!

Katie August 5, 2011 at 7:26 am

I”ve never made it, but only because I would get frustrated when it fell apart. God, that is anal.

lynn @ the actor's diet August 5, 2011 at 7:45 am

ha – i was just thinking i need to figure out how to make sauerkraut lasagna (b/c i have a lot of both in my house) but i was NOT thinking raw!!!

the delicate place August 5, 2011 at 7:50 am

that looks absolutely amazing! i never really liked traditional lasagna and since i found out that i have celiac disease haven’t even missed it. you’ve given me something to miss with this haha! i love all the flavors in this as well! saw your comment about the whole30 but girls…you CAN do anything you put your mind to! even if it was just for 7 days as a challenge, know that you have support in your quest for a healthy lifestyle! x

Pure2 August 5, 2011 at 8:27 am

Thanks Lindsay, we just love our kraut!

Pure2 August 5, 2011 at 8:32 am

thank you so much Melissa for the encouragement and support! we look forward in seeing how you do, and maybe we will give it a go. And we never was a fan of real cooked lasagna, even when we ate the typical SAD, but something about raw lasagna, it is sooo different. Simple, refreshing, and does not make you feel heavy, haha

Pure2 August 5, 2011 at 8:33 am

Katie, if you saw our second serving, it was not pretty looking

Pure2 August 5, 2011 at 8:33 am

Let us know if you give it a try Aine

Ali Seiter August 5, 2011 at 8:39 am

I’ve been meaning to try a raw lasagna and this one combines numerous summer favorites of mine: heirloom tomatoes, fresh basil pesto, and of course, SAUERKRAUT. This recipe is definitely next up on my “to make” list.

Jennifer and Jaclyn @ sketch-free vegan August 5, 2011 at 8:40 am

Wow!! I love this dish! So simple and low fat. We’ve never tried a raw lasagna…

bitt of raw August 5, 2011 at 9:47 am

this looks amazing! i love sauerkraut on almost anything. well, not on chocolate. 😉

Stephanie @cookinfanatic August 5, 2011 at 10:15 am

I am so intrigued by this recipe! I adore sauerkraut and I bet it tastes great in a raw lasagna. I also love my mandoline slicer, it makes slicing/grating so easy and the results always come out so pretty n’ perfect. Happy Friday ladies :)

Mandy August 5, 2011 at 10:31 am

This looks fabulous, I have had an abundance of zucchinis lately and my spiralizer has been super busy. I never thought to convert the zucchini into sheets (lasagne). Will have to psych myself up to use my mandoline – I have a healthy respect for the sharpness of that beast :) Sadly, although I live in Germany (the land of sauerkraut), I can’t eat it, it just doesn’t agree with me. What could I substitute instead, any sugggestions?

Ellie@fitforthesoul August 5, 2011 at 10:57 am

Goshhhh this looks purty!! I loove sauerkraut-y stuff and pesto! I’ve never tried raw lasagna, but this looks good!

Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg August 5, 2011 at 11:01 am

This looks so good! I had raw lasagna at a restaurant last year, and I’ve been wanting to try making it on my own ever since!

Alex@Spoonful of Sugar Free August 5, 2011 at 11:11 am

Never had nor made raw lasagna-but I adore pesto, so I might try this one. I think I have an old $10 mandolin sitting back in the cupboard somewhere…

Christine (The Raw Project) August 5, 2011 at 11:16 am

This looks fabulous, I love the creative uses for sauerkraut juices lately since I have a huge jar of it in my fridge. :-) Thanks!

Pure2 August 5, 2011 at 12:29 pm

haha same here Bitt!

Pure2 August 5, 2011 at 12:29 pm

thanks Stephanie! you too!

Pure2 August 5, 2011 at 12:31 pm

same here Christine that is way we added it to the pesto, to use some up haha :)

Pure2 August 5, 2011 at 12:33 pm

Mandy so sad to hear that sauerkraut does not agree with you, have no fear though we got a few ideas for substitutions for you: salsa, guacamole, any veggies (cooked or raw), maybe making a cashew nut spread (one of our favs is blending up a pepper with some cashews and add in spices with lemon juice). Or you could just omit the kraut. Hope this helps! xoxo

Victoria August 5, 2011 at 12:38 pm

This looks absolutely delicious! The addition of sauerkraut sounds great!

Pure2 August 5, 2011 at 1:46 pm

Thank you Victoria.

kate August 5, 2011 at 3:45 pm

this looks so amazing and totally like something out of a magazine!

Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) August 5, 2011 at 5:35 pm

Oh My Goodness…I want this! I’ve never made raw lasagna before, but I know now that I need to! This is beautiful!

Sarah @ Serotonin for Breakfast August 5, 2011 at 8:11 pm

Yeaaahhh! More raw lasagna ideas FTW! :)

Rachel @ Eat, Learn, Discover! August 5, 2011 at 10:32 pm

It’s amazing how creative you guys are! You’re so right, I may have to try it – I love raw zucchini noodles, but have never tried it lasagna style.

Michaela August 6, 2011 at 1:17 am

Love your recipes and sauerkraut too. What do you usually put in it? I do with white and red cabbage, some carrots, garlic(pressed), sometimes I add ginger, Do you have any specials? What kind of veggies do you use in it? Many thanks to you

Pure2 August 6, 2011 at 5:36 am

Rachel, thank you and yes please try zucchini as lasagna, you will love it

Pure2 August 6, 2011 at 5:37 am

Michaela – nothing special to our kraut for this one, just red cabbage. Sometimes we do play around with garlic in it. And then we also make fermented veggies – like beets, carrots, kale, radish

Lisa August 6, 2011 at 9:06 am

This looks great! I love raw lasagna, and the combo here sounds really good. I do have a mandoline and love love love it!

mandy August 6, 2011 at 1:26 pm

thanks for the suggestions, guac is always my go-to, I could eat it every day. Cashew nut spread sounds yummy and I think that will definitely be worth a try. Just have to say, I have been following you guys for ages and this is probably the first time I’ve commented – I want to tell you I love your blog, after years of struggling with a candida issue I am always interested to know what you have found helps and what doesn’t. xxx

Pure2 August 6, 2011 at 1:56 pm

Well mandy we appreciate your support and finally saying hello :) and glad we have been able to help you!!! xoxo

Ela August 6, 2011 at 4:18 pm

I love my mandoline, and I love arugula pesto!

Raw lasagna is a dish I’ve made that even very skeptical omnivores have enjoyed. For some reason, zucchini really doesn’t work for me (I’ve tried it so many ways, so many times, and I just don’t like it, even when everyone else does). But I might try this with jicama! (I’m at my course and won’t get to fix anything for a couple weeks but after that…)

Jessie James August 6, 2011 at 6:53 pm

um this looks incredible! this is a must try for me! thank you so much for posting the recipe! keep up the good cookin..well i guess not really cookin since its raw but you get the point:)

Richa@HobbyandMore August 31, 2011 at 1:58 pm

Wow.. amazing.. u guys are so creative.. love the idea of a zuke lasagna! and the addition of kraut!

Pure2 August 31, 2011 at 2:01 pm

Thank you Richa!

Dani Page March 7, 2012 at 10:32 pm

Do you have the nutritional value on this recipe as far as calories, carbs and fats? Thanks a bunch!

Lori and Michelle March 8, 2012 at 6:44 am

no Dani we don’t as we tend to not really count calories, etc for our meals, sorry.

Kate Romanova September 14, 2012 at 10:31 am

I just made this.. in awe, amazing!

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