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Vegetable moussaka

Vegetable moussaka

Well worth the wait, this satisfying cheesy aubergine bake is sure to hit the spot.

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 jar 500g Bolognese sauce (e.g. Dolmio)
  • 150g red lentils
  • 2 tsp. mixed herbs
  • 2 aubergines, sliced into 1½ cm rounds
  • 90g cheddar cheese grated
  • 240g 0% fat Greek yogurt
  • 90g half fat crème fraîche
  • Serve with 4 average whole meal pitta breads approx. 70g each

Preparation time:

Cooking time:

Skill level:

Medium

Serves:

Four

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 220C (200CFan). Place the sliced aubergine on a non-stick baking sheet. Drizzle with the olive oil and sprinkle with mixed herbs, salt and pepper. Bake for 20-30 minutes until soft turning half way through cooking.

  2. Meanwhile, place the jar of bolognese sauce in a pan and add the lentils. Then fill the empty jar 2/3s full of water and add to the pan.

  3. Bring to the boil and then gently simmer with the lid on for 20 minutes until the lentils are soft. Add a little more water during cooking if required.

  4. Make the topping by mixing the yogurt, crème fraîche and cheese together.

  5. Now assemble the moussaka. Place a layer of lentil mixture on the bottom of an oven proof dish followed by a layer of aubergines. Repeat this process again. With a fork carefully spread the cheese topping over the top and place under a preheated grill for 5-10 minutes to brown the top.

  6. Place your pitta breads in the toaster and serve with the moussaka.

Nutritional information per serving:

kcalories

595

protein

31g

carbs

73g

fat

22g

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