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Opa! Discover the Deliciousness of Greek Vegan Moussaka

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Opa! Discover the Deliciousness of Greek Vegan Moussaka

What are the traditional ingredients used in Greek vegan moussaka?

Opa! Discover the Deliciousness of Greek Vegan Moussaka

Greek Vegan Moussaka

Introduction

Moussaka is a classic dish from Greece, traditionally made with layers of eggplant, ground meat, and béchamel sauce. But did you know that you can make a delicious vegan version of moussaka? This recipe is great for those who want to try something different or for vegans who are looking for a comforting, warming dish that is full of flavor. Ready to give it a try? Let’s get started!

Ingredients

  • 1 large eggplant, sliced into rounds
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 zucchini, chopped
  • 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F (180°C).
  2. Place the eggplant rounds on a baking sheet and brush with olive oil. Season with salt and pepper. Roast in the oven for 20 minutes, flipping halfway through.
  3. Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onions and garlic and sauté until tender, about 5 minutes.
  4. Add the bell peppers, zucchini, and chickpeas to the skillet and cook for 5-7 minutes, until vegetables are tender.
  5. Mix in the diced tomatoes, tomato paste, oregano, thyme, paprika, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Simmer for 5-10 minutes, until the sauce has thickened.
  6. Layer the roasted eggplant rounds in the bottom of a baking dish. Pour the vegetable mixture on top, spreading it out evenly.
  7. Sprinkle nutritional yeast over the top of the vegetable mixture.
  8. Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes, until the top is golden brown and the casserole is heated through.

Conclusion

Voilà! Now you have a flavorful and healthy vegan version of moussaka to enjoy. Perfect for a cozy night in or to impress friends and family at your next Greek-themed dinner party. So, Opa! Give this recipe a try and let us know how it turned out in the comments below.

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