Roasted Zucchini Lasagne

8 medium zucchinis (about 1 kg), sliced into 4 mm ribbons
Extra virgin olive oil for brushing, plus 2 tablespoons
Sea salt and cracked black pepper
1 small onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, crushed
2 tbsp. chopped oregano
1 bunch kale, trimmed and blanched
1 bunch English spinach, trimmed and blanched
2 ¼ c. fresh ricotta
1 tbsp. finely grated lemon rind
1 c. flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped
¾ c. grated mozzarella
¾ c. finely grated parmesan

Preheat oven to 220º C, 425º F.  Place the zucchini in a single payer on baking trays lined with baking paper; brush both sides of the ribbons with oil and sprinkle with salt.  Roast for 12-14 minutes or until golden.

Heat the 2 tbsp. oil in a non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Add the onion, garlic and oregano, and cook for 4-5 minutes or until softened.  Allow to cool slightly.  Place the kale and spinach in paper towel or a clean tea towel and squeeze to remove excess liquid.  Roughly chop, add to the onion mixture and stir to combine.  Place the ricotta, lemon rind, parsley, salt and pepper in a bowl and mix to combine.  Line the base of a lightly greased 2.25 litre capacity baking dish with one-third of the roasted zucchini.  Top with half the ricotta mixture and half the kale mixture.  Sprinkle with one-third of the mozzarella and parmesan.  Top with half the remaining zucchini and the remaining ricotta and kale mixtures.  Sprinkle with half the remaining mozzarella and parmesan.  Top with the remaining zucchini and sprinkle with the remaining mozzarella and parmesan.  Bake for 10-15 minutes or until crisp and golden.  Slice and serve with a crisp garden salad.


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