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Indulge in Authentic Greek Flavors with this Delicious Vegan Moussaka Recipe

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Indulge in Authentic Greek Flavors with this Delicious Vegan Moussaka Recipe

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Indulge in Authentic Greek Flavors with this Delicious Vegan Moussaka Recipe

Ingredients

1 eggplant1/4 cup olive oil
1 onion, chopped3 garlic cloves, minced
1 zucchini, chopped1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 cup cooked lentils1 cup tomato sauce
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano
1 tablespoon lemon juiceSalt and pepper, to taste
1 cup unsweetened almond milk2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg1/2 cup nutritional yeast
1/2 cup breadcrumbs1/2 cup vegan mozzarella cheese, shredded

Directions

Step 1: Roast the Eggplant

Preheat the oven to 400°F. Slice the eggplant into 1/4-inch rounds. Brush both sides with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place on a baking sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes, until tender and lightly browned.

Step 2: Make the Filling

In a large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion and sauté for 5-7 minutes, until softened. Add the garlic, zucchini, and red bell pepper and cook for another 5-7 minutes, until the vegetables are tender. Add the cooked lentils, tomato sauce, parsley, oregano, lemon juice, salt, and pepper and stir to combine. Let cook for a few minutes, until the flavors have melded together.

Step 3: Make the Béchamel Sauce

In a small saucepan, whisk together the almond milk and cornstarch. Cook over medium heat, whisking constantly, until the mixture thickens and bubbles. Stir in the nutmeg and nutritional yeast.

Step 4: Assemble the Moussaka

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Grease a 9×13-inch baking dish with olive oil.
  2. Sprinkle the breadcrumbs evenly over the bottom of the dish.
  3. Layer the roasted eggplant rounds on top of the breadcrumbs.
  4. Spoon the filling over the eggplant, spreading it evenly.
  5. Pour the béchamel sauce over the filling, making sure to cover it completely.
  6. Sprinkle the shredded vegan mozzarella cheese on top.
  7. Bake for 35-40 minutes, until the top is golden brown and the filling is bubbly.

Vegan moussaka

We hope you enjoy this delicious vegan moussaka recipe! Don’t forget to share it with your friends and family. And if you have any suggestions or feedback, feel free to leave a comment below.

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