Delicious and Nutritious: Authentic Greek Vegan Moussaka Recipe


Delicious and Nutritious: Authentic Greek Vegan Moussaka Recipe

What are some authentic Greek ingredients used in this vegan moussaka recipe?

Delicious and Nutritious: Authentic Greek Vegan Moussaka Recipe

Moussaka is a traditional Greek dish that typically includes layers of eggplant and ground beef, topped with a creamy béchamel sauce. However, this vegan version swaps the meat for lentils and the béchamel for a cashew cream sauce. The result is a scrumptious, plant-based dish packed with protein and flavor!

Vegan Moussaka

Here’s what you’ll need to make this authentic Greek Vegan Moussaka:

  • 2 large eggplants, sliced into rounds
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup lentils, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 1 cup raw cashews
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp olive oil


  1. Preheat your oven to 400°F. Arrange eggplant slices on a baking sheet and brush lightly with olive oil. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until tender and lightly browned.
  2. In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onion and sauté for 3-5 minutes, or until soft.
  3. Add garlic and sauté for 1 more minute.
  4. Add lentils, diced tomatoes, oregano, basil, cumin, salt, and pepper to the skillet. Stir to combine.
  5. Add vegetable broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 30-40 minutes, or until lentils are tender and the liquid has reduced.
  6. In a blender, combine cashews, water, nutritional yeast, and lemon juice. Blend until smooth and creamy.
  7. In a 9×13 inch baking dish, layer the eggplant slices and lentil mixture, finishing with a layer of eggplant on top.
  8. Pour the cashew cream sauce over the top, spreading it evenly with a spatula.
  9. Bake for 30-40 minutes, or until golden brown on top.
  10. Let the moussaka cool for a few minutes before slicing and serving.

Enjoy your delicious and nutritious vegan moussaka! This recipe is sure to please your taste buds and impress your guests!

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