What are some of the traditional Greek flavors and ingredients used in this vegan moussaka recipe?
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
- Preheat the oven to 375°F. Grease a 9×13-inch baking dish with olive oil.
- Sprinkle the breadcrumbs evenly over the bottom of the dish.
- Layer the roasted eggplant rounds on top of the breadcrumbs.
- Spoon the filling over the eggplant, spreading it evenly.
- Pour the béchamel sauce over the filling, making sure to cover it completely.
- Sprinkle the shredded vegan mozzarella cheese on top.
- Bake for 35-40 minutes, until the top is golden brown and the filling is bubbly.
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