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Instructions


In a skillet, heat 1 tsp olive oil. Add the garlic, saute for a few seconds. Don't let it brown. Add the zucchini, tomatoes and onions. Season with ground black pepper and Italian seasoning. Saute for five minutes or until zucchini is soft but not mushy. If there is liquid in the pan, cook over high heat for a few minutes until most of it has evaporated. Turn off the heat.While the zucchini is cooking, place the soaked, drained cashews in a blender along with 2 cups water, basil, lemon juice, salt and jalapeno. Add salt to taste and blend until very smooth. Make the mashed potatoes by mashing together the boiled, peeled potatoes with the remaining 1 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil, salt, sage, and lemon zest.In a large bowl, mix the zucchini-tomato mixture, bread, and half the mashed potatoes.Place them in a 9 X 2 inch baking dish and spread evenly.Pour on the basil cream evenly, and toss or press down slightly to make sure the bread cubes are immersed in the cream.Scatter on the remaining mashed potatoes over the casserole.Cover tightly with a cling wrap and place in the refrigerator overnight for the flavors to merge and for the bread to get thoroughly soaked.When you're ready to bake, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Place the baking dish in the oven and cook 40 minutes.After 40 minutes, turn on the custom broil to 450 degrees. Broil for 8-10 minutes or until the tops of the bread and mashed potatoes turn golden brown.Remove from the oven, garnish with basil, let stand about 10 minutes. Then scoop out and serve ho.


Ingredients

  • 2 medium zucchini cut into thin rings
  • 1 medium tomato diced
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 tsp Italian seasonings
  • 1 tbsp + 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 moderately hot chili pepper like jalapeno minced
  • 10 leaves of fresh basil + more for garnish
  • 1 cup cashews soaked for 30 minutes
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon + zest of the lemon
  • 4 medium russet potatoes boiled and peeled
  • 4 leaves of sage finely minced
  • 5 slices of bread use white, whole wheat or sourdough, cut into cubes
  • Salt and ground black pepper to taste.

Ingredients: 2 medium zucchini cut into thin rings, 1 medium tomato diced, 1 onion, finely chopped, 4 cloves garlic crushed, 1 tsp Italian seasonings, 1 tbsp + 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil, 1 moderately hot chili pepper like jalapeno minced, 10 leaves of fresh basil + more for garnish, 1 cup cashews soaked for 30 minutes, Juice of 1/2 lemon + zest of the lemon, 4 medium russet potatoes boiled and peeled, 4 leaves of sage finely minced,5 slices of bread use white, whole wheat or sourdough, cut into cubes, Salt and ground black pepper to taste.

Instructions: In a skillet, heat 1 tsp olive oil. Add the garlic, saute for a few seconds. Don’t let it brown. Add the zucchini, tomatoes and onions. Season with ground black pepper and Italian seasoning. Saute for five minutes or until zucchini is soft but not mushy. If there is liquid in the pan, cook over high heat for a few minutes until most of it has evaporated. Turn off the heat.While the zucchini is cooking, place the soaked, drained cashews in a blender along with 2 cups water, basil, lemon juice, salt and jalapeno. Add salt to taste and blend until very smooth. Make the mashed potatoes by mashing together the boiled, peeled potatoes with the remaining 1 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil, salt, sage, and lemon zest.In a large bowl, mix the zucchini-tomato mixture, bread, and half the mashed potatoes.Place them in a 9 X 2 inch baking dish and spread evenly.Pour on the basil cream evenly, and toss or press down slightly to make sure the bread cubes are immersed in the cream.Scatter on the remaining mashed potatoes over the casserole.Cover tightly with a cling wrap and place in the refrigerator overnight for the flavors to merge and for the bread to get thoroughly soaked.When you’re ready to bake, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Place the baking dish in the oven and cook 40 minutes.After 40 minutes, turn on the custom broil to 450 degrees. Broil for 8-10 minutes or until the tops of the bread and mashed potatoes turn golden brown.Remove from the oven, garnish with basil, let stand about 10 minutes. Then scoop out and serve hot

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