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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Vegetarian Moussaka

The moussaka is a tipical Greek dish with an intense flavour.
I have always like Moussaka but when I tried the vegetarian version I liked it even more! The way I explain here it's not the traditional one. It is prepared without bechamel, what makes it lighter but delicious!

Preparation time: 1 hour and a half
Difficulty: Easy

(For 4 persons)
1 Aubergine
1 Courgette
1 Onion
1 can 100 gr fried tomato
250 grames soft unripened cheese / Burgos cheese / or cottage cheese
50 grames grated Parmesan cheese
50 grames walnuts
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon oregano
A pinch of ground nutmeg
Olive oil


1. Cut the aubergine and the courgette in 1 centimeter slices. Put some salt over them and keep them this way for an hour so they give off the water.

2. Meanwhile, cut the onion. Put some olive oil in a pan and cook the onion until it gets ready.

3. Put the soft unripened cheese in a bowl with the oregano, cinnamon, a pinch of ground nutmeg, salt, pepper and a splash of oilve oil. Stir it until you get a homogeneous cream.

4. Crush the walnuts and add it to the mixture. Taste the mixture and if necessary, add salt and pepper. Keep it in the fridge.

5. Dry the aubergine and the courgette with kitchen towels. Fry it in a pan plenty of olive oil (or sunflower oil if you prefere it). When they are cooked dry the excess of oil with some kitchen towels. Add them some salt and pepper.

6. On a baking sheet put a coat of aubergine, another of fried tomato, then the onion, the cheese cream, the courgette and on top add some grated Parmesan cheese.

7. Before serve it, put it in the oven to gratiné the cheese.

Enjoy it! :)

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