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Mediterranean Delight: How to Make a Delicious Greek Vegan Moussaka

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Mediterranean Delight: How to Make a⁢ Delicious Greek Vegan Moussaka

​ What ⁣are the‌ key ingredients needed to make a Greek vegan moussaka?

Mediterranean ​Delight: How to Make a​ Delicious Greek ⁣Vegan Moussaka

Moussaka is a traditional ⁢Greek dish that is usually made with ground meat and eggplant,⁤ but it​ can be veganized easily. This‌ recipe uses ‌lentils ⁣instead of meat and tofu ⁣instead of⁤ cheese. It​ may seem complicated, but the result‍ is worth it. Let’s get started!

Greek Vegan Moussaka

Ingredients:

  • 2 large eggplants
  • 1 onion, ⁣chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup dry lentils
  • 2 cups‍ vegetable broth
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes
  • 1 tsp dried⁤ oregano
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1⁢ block ​of firm tofu, crumbled
  • 1 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C).
  2. Cut the eggplants into 1/4⁣ inch slices and place them on a baking⁤ sheet lined with parchment paper.
  3. Brush the eggplant slices with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Roast them in the oven⁤ for 15-20 minutes or until they are soft and⁤ slightly ‍browned.
  4. In the meantime, prepare the lentil filling. Rinse the lentils and ⁣place them in a pot with the vegetable broth. Bring to ⁢a‌ boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 25-30⁣ minutes or until​ the lentils‌ are ‌soft. Drain any remaining liquid and set aside.
  5. In ⁤a large⁤ skillet, heat the olive oil over⁢ medium heat. Add the chopped onion and minced garlic and sauté for 3-4⁢ minutes or until the onion is ⁢translucent.
  6. Add the can of diced tomatoes, dried⁢ oregano,‍ dried basil, cinnamon ⁢and cooked lentils to⁢ the skillet. Stir well⁣ and cook for another 5-10 minutes.
  7. In a mixing bowl, crumble ⁤the⁤ firm tofu and add the nutritional yeast, salt, and pepper. Mix well.
  8. Now‌ it’s time to assemble⁣ the moussaka.‌ In a 9×13 inch baking dish, place a layer⁢ of roasted‍ eggplant slices. Then pour half of the lentil filling evenly over‌ the eggplants. ⁤Add another layer of roasted eggplant slices on top ⁢of the lentil filling, and ⁣then pour the remaining lentil filling over it. Finally,⁤ spread⁣ the ‍crumbled tofu mixture over the lentil filling⁢ evenly.
  9. Place the baking dish in the oven and bake for 30-35 minutes or until the tofu is ⁣golden brown on top.
  10. Remove from the oven and ​let it cool for 10-15 minutes ​before serving.

Enjoy ​your delicious Greek vegan moussaka! Serve⁣ it with a simple salad or some crusty bread. It’s a perfect dish for a cozy dinner‍ with your family or friends.

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