With its hearty tomato sauce, thick layers of pasta and cheese, and long cook time in the oven, traditional lasagna isn't the most Summer-friendly of dishes. However, when I came across a lighter, vegetarian version in the June issue of Bon Appétit, I knew I had to try it.
The classic meaty sauce is replaced with a homemade herb pesto and the filling is a mixture of cooked spinach, shallots, and lots of oozing cheese. It's a decadent dish that's absolutely worth the effort.
I served it at a vegetarian dinner party, and my guests could not stop raving about the creamy texture and flavorful pesto. It would also be an excellent side next to grilled meat or chicken. To give this seasonal lasagna a try, get the recipe here.