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Deliciously Authentic Greek Vegan Moussaka: A Healthier Twist on a Classic Dish

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Deliciously Authentic Greek Vegan Moussaka: A Healthier Twist on a Classic Dish

What ingredients are used to make this vegan moussaka and how do they differ from the traditional recipe?

Deliciously Authentic Greek Vegan Moussaka

A Healthier Twist on a Classic Dish

Ingredients

  • 3 eggplants, sliced into rounds
  • 2 potatoes, sliced into rounds
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 can (15 oz) chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can (15 oz) diced tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • Salt and black pepper
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  2. Spread the eggplant and potato slices on separate baking sheets, drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt.
  3. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until the vegetables are tender and slightly golden.
  4. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat.
  5. Add the chopped onion and cook until translucent.
  6. Add the minced garlic, chopped bell peppers, chickpeas, diced tomatoes, tomato paste, oregano, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, and black pepper.
  7. Simmer for 10-15 minutes, until the sauce has thickened.
  8. Grease a 9×13 inch baking dish and spread a layer of the eggplant slices on the bottom.
  9. Add a layer of the potato slices on top of the eggplant.
  10. Spoon the tomato and chickpea mixture on top of the potatoes.
  11. Repeat with another layer of eggplant, potatoes, and tomato mixture.
  12. Sprinkle breadcrumbs on top of the moussaka.
  13. Bake in the preheated oven for 30-35 minutes, until the top is crispy and golden.
  14. Serve hot, garnished with chopped fresh parsley.

Variations

You can replace the eggplant and potatoes with zucchini and sweet potatoes for a different flavor and texture. You can also add vegan cheese on top of the moussaka, or serve it with a side salad of lettuce, tomato, and cucumber.

Nutritional Information

Serving size: 1/8 of the moussaka

Calories per serving: 252

Total fat: 10g

Saturated fat: 1g

Cholesterol: 0mg

Sodium: 386mg

Total carbohydrate: 37g

Dietary fiber: 11g

Sugars: 7g

Protein: 8g

“This vegan moussaka is a healthier version of the classic Greek dish, without sacrificing any of the flavor or texture. It’s loaded with vegetables and spices, and it’s perfect for a weeknight dinner or a special occasion.”

By: Deliciously Vegan

© 2022 Deliciously Vegan. All rights reserved.

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