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Deliciously Authentic: Greek Vegan Recipe for Tasty Lentil Moussaka

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Deliciously Authentic: ‍Greek Vegan Recipe for Tasty Lentil Moussaka

What are some key ingredients in a traditional⁣ Greek lentil moussaka, and how can ‌they be adapted to a ‍plant-based, vegan diet?

Deliciously Authentic: Greek Vegan ‌Recipe for Tasty Lentil Moussaka

If you’re looking⁢ for a vegan twist ⁣on‌ traditional Greek cuisine, this recipe‌ for lentil moussaka is the‌ perfect choice! Rich and flavorful, this dish is‌ the ultimate comfort food and makes a great weeknight dinner for the whole family.

Lentil ⁤Moussaka

Ingredients

  • 1 ‍large eggplant, sliced into thin rounds
  • 1 large zucchini, sliced into ⁤thin⁣ rounds
  • 1 cup ​uncooked green lentils
  • 1 ⁤red onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 can (14 ounces) crushed ⁤tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 ‌teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon⁢ ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Lightly oil a 9×13 ‍inch‌ baking pan.
  2. Place the eggplant and zucchini slices on a baking sheet and brush with olive oil.‌ Bake for 15-20 minutes or until ‌tender.
  3. While the veggies are baking, cook the‍ lentils in⁤ a saucepan with enough‍ water to cover them by an inch. Bring them to a⁢ boil, reduce the heat, and⁤ let them simmer for about 20-25 minutes or ‌until they are tender.
  4. In​ a separate saucepan, sauté the onion and garlic​ in‍ olive oil for 5-7 minutes or​ until translucent.
  5. Add the crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, oregano, basil, cinnamon,⁤ nutmeg, salt, and pepper. ‍Let the mixture simmer for 10-15 minutes.
  6. Add ​the cooked ⁣lentils and parsley to the saucepan with the tomato mixture and stir ‌well.
  7. Spread a layer of the⁣ lentil mixture on‍ the bottom of the‌ baking pan. ⁢Layer the eggplant and zucchini slices on ​top, alternating until you run out ⁢of veggies.
  8. Top with the remaining lentil mixture, spreading it evenly.
  9. Bake⁢ for 30-40 minutes or until bubbly and lightly browned on top.

Enjoy Your Greek Vegan Moussaka

This ‍tasty lentil moussaka is the ultimate ‍vegan comfort food that will keep you⁤ coming back ⁤for more. Loaded with nutritious ingredients,‌ this dish is perfect for a balanced and healthy meal.‍ Serve with a side of fresh salad or crusty bread.

Give this Greek vegan moussaka recipe a try and let⁤ us know your thoughts in the comments section below!

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