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Deliciously Dairy-Free: Greek Vegan Moussaka Recipe

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Deliciously Dairy-Free: Greek Vegan Moussaka Recipe

How can⁣ a‌ vegan moussaka ​recipe incorporate​ Greek flavors ⁣without ‌using dairy?

Deliciously Dairy-Free: ‍Greek Vegan Moussaka Recipe

Greek Vegan Moussaka

Introduction

Moussaka is a traditional ​Greek dish‌ usually‍ made with ‌meat and dairy products. This recipe is ‍a vegan version of moussaka, and‍ therefore, it doesn’t​ have ⁤any meat or⁤ dairy products.⁤ The recipe is perfect for vegans or ⁤anyone ⁢on a dairy-free or meat-free diet. It’s a deliciously rich and comforting dish that’s perfect for⁢ colder​ weather.

Ingredients

  • 2 large eggplants, sliced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves⁤ garlic, minced
  • 1 can of chickpeas
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon tomato‍ paste
  • 1 ⁤teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2‍ teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 ⁤cup vegetable broth
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions

Preheat the ⁤oven to ‌375°F ⁤(190°C).

1. Slice ‍the eggplants⁣ and sprinkle them with salt. Leave them aside for about 30 minutes to draw out excess water.

2. In a large frying pan over medium heat, ⁤add 1/4 cup ⁤of olive oil. Once the oil ⁣is hot, add onions and garlic. Cook ⁣them⁢ for​ about 4 ‍minutes until they are ⁤browned and softened.

3.‍ Add chickpeas, diced ‍tomatoes, tomato paste, dried oregano, paprika, ground cumin, ground cinnamon, and ground allspice. Mix everything until combined.

4. Pour in the vegetable broth. ‌Simmer for 5 minutes until the ingredients are well-combined.

5. In a separate bowl, combine 2 tablespoons of cornstarch and 2 tablespoons of water. Stir‌ it until smooth.

6. Add the cornstarch mixture to the⁤ pan of veggies and continue to cook for another 2-3 minutes, ​stirring occasionally.

7. Rinse the eggplant⁢ slices and dab them dry with a paper towel.

8.​ In⁤ a greased baking‍ dish, layer the eggplant ⁤slices. Pour the chickpea mixture on top of the ‍eggplants.

9. ​Bake in the oven for ⁣about 25-30 minutes until the eggplants are ‌cooked and the top​ is ⁢golden brown.

Outro

This deliciously‌ dairy-free ⁣moussaka recipe is a perfect vegan ⁣alternative to a traditional ‍Greek dish. The dish is ⁢quick and easy to make⁤ and is also packed with flavor and nutrients. ⁤It’s a ⁤perfect recipe ⁣for any time of the year and ⁣shows how you can create delicious and healthy meals without ⁤meat or‍ dairy products.

©⁣ 2021 Deliciously Dairy-Free

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