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Deliciously Healthy Greek Vegan Moussaka Recipe

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Deliciously Healthy Greek Vegan Moussaka Recipe

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Deliciously Healthy Greek⁢ Vegan Moussaka Recipe

Moussaka is a ‌typical Greek dish that usually contains meat and dairy​ products. However, this recipe is a vegan version that is just as delicious and nutritious! This moussaka uses eggplant, aubergine, and vegan cheese as the main ingredients. While it may‍ take a ‌little ⁢longer​ to ⁢prepare, the end result is worth the effort.

Ingredients

  • 2 large eggplants
  • 1 ​large onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves⁤ garlic, ⁢minced
  • 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1⁣ teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon ‌cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ​nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup vegan cheese, shredded
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  2. Cut the ends off the eggplants and slice them into 1/4 inch rounds. Sprinkle with‌ salt to draw‍ out the excess moisture and let them sit for 30 minutes. Rinse with water and ⁤pat them dry with a clean kitchen towel.⁤ Brush each slice with olive oil and place them ⁢on a lined baking sheet. Roast in the oven for 20 minutes or⁤ until golden brown.
  3. While the eggplants are cooking, add the ​chopped onion and minced garlic to a large pan with 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Cook until they are soft and fragrant.
  4. Add the ⁣chickpeas, crushed tomatoes, dried oregano, dried ‌basil, cumin,​ cinnamon, and nutmeg to the pan. Stir to combine and simmer for 10 minutes.
  5. Layer the roasted eggplant ⁢slices and the chickpea-tomato sauce‌ in a large baking dish. Add⁤ a layer​ of vegan cheese​ on top.
  6. Bake in ⁢the oven for 30 minutes or until the top is golden and bubbling. Serve hot.

Tips

  • If you don’t have vegan cheese, you can substitute it with nutritional yeast. Sprinkle a couple of tablespoons ​on top of the moussaka before‍ baking.
  • The roasted eggplants can also be grilled or pan-fried if you don’t⁤ want⁣ to use‍ the ⁣oven.
  • This moussaka can be served on ​its own⁤ as a main dish or alongside a fresh Greek salad.

This⁢ healthy vegan moussaka ⁤is⁢ a great⁣ way to enjoy a classic Greek dish without ⁢sacrificing flavor. ‍Give it a try and ⁢let us know‌ what you think!

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