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Opa! Enjoy the Taste of Greece with This Delicious Vegan Moussaka Recipe

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Opa! Enjoy the Taste of Greece with This Delicious Vegan Moussaka Recipe

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Opa! Enjoy the Taste of Greece with This Delicious Vegan Moussaka Recipe

Moussaka is a traditional Greek dish that is typically made with meat and dairy products. However, this vegan moussaka recipe is just as delicious, if not more so, than the original version. Made with eggplant, lentils, and a creamy cashew sauce, this vegan moussaka is a perfect comfort food dish that will transport you straight to the Mediterranean. Enjoy!

Ingredients:

  • 1 large eggplant, sliced into rounds
  • 1 cup of uncooked lentils, washed and drained
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 1/2 cups of tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup of vegetable broth
  • 1/4 cup of chopped parsley
  • 1/4 cup of olive oil
  • 1 tsp of dried oregano
  • 1 tsp of ground cinnamon
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For the Cashew Sauce:

  • 1 cup of raw cashews, soaked for 4 hours or overnight
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 1/4 cup of nutritional yeast
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tbsp of lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp of salt
  • 1/4 tsp of black pepper

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 375F.
  2. Lightly oil a baking sheet and place the sliced eggplant on it.
  3. Bake the eggplant for around 15 minutes, or until it becomes tender.
  4. Meanwhile, in a pot, cook the lentils with vegetable broth and water until they are soft and cooked through.
  5. In a saucepan, heat up olive oil and add garlic and onion. Cook for around 5 minutes or until the onion is transparent.
  6. Add the cooked lentils, tomato sauce, cinnamon, oregano, salt, pepper, and parsley. Stir well and let it cook for another 5 to 7 minutes.
  7. In a blender, blend all the ingredients for the cashew sauce until it’s smooth.
  8. Layer the eggplant and lentil mixture in a casserole dish. Pour the cashew sauce on top of the mixture.
  9. Bake the moussaka for 30-35 minutes, or until the cashew sauce starts to turn golden.
  10. Let it rest for 10 minutes before serving.

Enjoy your delicious vegan moussaka with a side of Greek salad and a glass of red wine. Opa!

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