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Zucchini and zucchini blossoms lasagna recipe by Dora

Courgettes are certainly one of the most versatile summer vegetables. If you love Italian "lasagna" why don't you try this summer (and vegetarian) version using both zucchini and zucchini blossoms? It's one of the seasonal dishes proposed by Zenzero for its organic caterings.
Zucchine and squash blossoms
Zucchine and squash blossoms
Preparation time: 60 mins Cooking time: 20 - 30 mins Total time: 80 - 90 mins Serves: 6 - 8 For the dough
  • 1 whole egg and one egg yolk
  •  A pinch of salt
  •  A teaspoon of water
  • 70 g of durum wheat flour
  • 80 g of wheat flour
For the béchamel
  • 70 g of butter
  • 70 g of flour
  • 1  l of milk
  • Salt and nutmeg
For the sauce
  • 3 onions
  • 1 kg of zucchini
  • 6 zucchini blossoms
  • Salt and spices
  • Olive oil
Cutting the dough layers
Cutting the dough layers
Making the dough
  • Put all the ingredients together and knead until you get a firm (and not sticky) dough
  • Cover it and let stand 30 minutes in the refrigerator
Making the béschamel
  • Heat the milk
  • Melt the butter in a saucepan, remove from heat, add the flour and stir constantly in order to avoid lumps
  • When the milk is hot, add it to the mixture of butter and flour, put on the fire again and stir until a tick mixture is obtained
  • Add the grated nutmeg and the salt
Making the sauce
  • Chop the onions and fry them
  • When they are lightly browned, add the zucchini cut into sticks
  • Cook over high heat for about 10 minutes, add the spices and the salt
Assembling the lasagna
Assembling the lasagna
 Assembling the Lasagna
  • Roll out the dough with the pasta machine (or with a rolling pin) to a thickness of 1-2 mm
  • Brush a rectangular baking dish with butter. Lay the dough across the surface
  • Cover first with the sauce and then with the béchamel. Repeat the sequence dough + sauce + béchamel two more times
  • Finally decorate with the courgettes flowers and some Parmigiano cheese
  • Bake at 180 °C until the surface is golden. Enjoy!
Lasagna is ready to bake
Lasagna is ready to bake
About Zenzero bio catering
Zenzero is a young catering company, based in Florence, that  uses only organic products and high quality local ingredients, bought directly from small farmers.
Special thanks to Dora Cellesi for the recipe and Leila Firusbakht for the photos
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