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Vegan Gluten Free Eggplant Strata with Cashew Cheez

A GF and vegan main dish that the whole family will love!
Prep Time45 mins
Cook Time1 hr 30 mins
Total Time2 hrs 15 mins
Course: entree
Cuisine: Spanish
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 156kcal
Author: My Dairy-Free Gluten-Free Life

Ingredients

  • Cashew Cheez
  • 1 1/2 cup spring water
  • 3/4 cup cashews unsalted
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 Tbs Nutritional Yeast Flakes
  • 1 Tbs organic Gluten-Free Tamari
  • 1 Tbs vegan chicken seasoning Bill's Best Chick' Nish
  • Juice from 1/2 small lime
  • 1/3 of orange chopped
  • Strata:
  • 2 medium eggplants organic
  • 2 sweet onions chopped in half circles
  • 28 onz Fire Roasted Tomatoes totally drained
  • 26 onz Maranara Sauce Organic
  • 1 Tbs Basil dried
  • 1 Tbs Rosemary dried
  • 1 Tbs Thyme dried
  • 8 - 7 inch round soft corn Tortillas
  • 3/4 cup hand crushed hard corn Tortillas
  • 2 cups gluten-free seasoned coating mix by Hodgson Mill
  • 1 8 onz bag of Daiya Mozzarella shreds

Instructions

  • PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER:
  • Cashew Cheez:
  • Put all the ingredients listed above for the Cashew Cheez into a high-powered blender and blend until very smooth.
  • Transfer mixture into kettle on the stove top and heat on medium until the mixture thickens, then set aside until ready to use.
  • Strata:
  • A) Cut the eggplant into 1 inch sections and fry on both sides in a small amount of safflower oil until the eggplant becomes moist, then place eggplant into large bowl with gluten-free seasoned coating mix and coat both sides with mix then re-fry eggplant sections until crisped in safflower oil.
  • B) Heat oven to 360 degrees. I used a 15x10 inch glass baking dish.
  • Grease the inside of the baking dish with safflower oil.
  • Place about 2/3 cup marinara sauce over bottom of the greased pan.
  • Place soft corn tortillas on top of the sauce, two tortillas on top of each other.
  • Place breaded, fried eggplant on the corn tortillas.
  • Spread Thyme, Rosemary and Basil on top of the eggplant.
  • Sprinkle mozzarella Daiya Mozzarella Cheese over the eggplant & spices.
  • Place half circles of onion on top of the Daiya Mozzarella Cheese.
  • Place drained tomatoes on top of the onions.
  • Spread the thickened cashew cheese over the veggie strata
  • Place hand crushed hard corn chips over the veggie strata and cashew cheez.
  • Top everything with the rest of the Marinara Sauce and sprinkle with dried basil.
  • Cover with foil and bake 1 hour and 30 minutes at 360 degrees
  • Serve with a salad

Notes

Nutritional values are based on one serving

Nutrition

Calories: 156kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 5g | Sodium: 863mg | Potassium: 637mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 740IU | Vitamin C: 17.4mg | Calcium: 74mg | Iron: 2.7mg