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VEGAN LENTIL MOUSSAKA



VEGAN LENTIL MOUSSAKA , .


This vegan lentil moussaka is twist on the classic greek dish. It's made with layers of eggplant, lentils, and mashed potatoes for a delicious weeknight dinner recipe! #veganrecipe #lentilrecipe #healthy #moussaka #choosingchia


This vegan lentil moussaka is twist on the classic greek dish. It's made with layers of eggplant, lentils, and mashed potatoes for a delicious weeknight dinner recipe! #veganrecipe #lentilrecipe #healthy #moussaka #choosingchia

Total Time: 65 Minutes, Servings: 4 Servings

Ingredients :
    Lentil layer:
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 carrot, chopped
  • 1 celery stalk, chopped
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 can of lentils (approx 14oz)
  • 1 cup crushed tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup vegetable broth
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • Eggplant layer:
  • 1 medium eggplant
  • Potato layer:
  • 2 large potatoes, peeled and cut into large chunks (or 3–4 medium potatoes)
  • 1 tbsp vegan butter
  • splash of almond milk
  • salt and pepper to taste



Instructions :
  • Roast the eggplant: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Cut the eggplant into slices, about 1cm thick. Line the eggplant on the baking sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes until tender.
  • Cook the lentils: Heat the olive oil in a medium skillet. Add the onion and garlic and let cook for 2 minutes on medium heat. Net add the carrot, celery, bay leaf, thyme and cinnamon and let cook for 5 minutes until the veggies are tender. Add the lentils, crushed tomatoes, vegetable broth, salt and pepper then lower the heat and let simmer for 30 minutes.
  • Potato layer: boil the potatoes until tender. Drain the water and add the vegan butter, almond milk, salt and pepper. Mash the potatoes until smooth.
  • Putting it all together: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Layer the eggplant, lentils and mashed potatoes in a baking dish and bake for 30-45 minutes. Optionally place on broil for 1 minute to brown the top and serve.



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This vegan lentil moussaka is twist on the classic greek dish. It's made with layers of eggplant, lentils, and mashed potatoes for a delicious weeknight dinner recipe! #veganrecipe #lentilrecipe #healthy #moussaka #choosingchia