Moussaka

We recently tried making a Moussaka. It was something we made a while ago and then totally forgot about it. Well we tried making it again and loved it. I can’t see us forgetting this again easily as not only did we enjoy it but it was a low calorie meal also. Its low in calories whether you decide to have 4 or 2 portions from it. We felt 4 portions was the right size for us but the  great thing is if you wanted more you could do so without worrying about calories.

We had a portion of this with green vegetables which worked really well, we’d highly suggest serving it with fresh green beans or even something simple like peas from the freezer.

Moussaka

Serves 4 (or 2 large portions)  |  Preparation: 20 minutes  |  Cook: 55 minutes approx

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp corn oil
  • 10 sprays approx. Fry Light Sunflower 1 cal Spray
  • 15 g vitalite
  • 1 large aubergine, 1/2 cm slices approx.
  • 1 large onion, sliced into rings
  • 2 large flat mushrooms, cut in half and sliced
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 400 g tin of chopped tomatoes (or 4 fresh tomatoes, peeled and chopped)
  • 1 tbsp tomato purée
  • 1 tsp mixed herbs
  • 30 g walnuts, grinded up
  • 30 g white breadcrumbs
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste
  • 25 g white plain flour
  • 1/2 pint / 275 ml Alpro Original Soya Milk

Method

1.) Lightly spray the frying pan with fry light and fry slices of aubergine on both sides. Put aside for later. Add 1 tsp of corn oil to a pan and saute the onions and garlic for 5 minutes. Then add the mushrooms and cook for 5 more minutes.

2.) Add the tomatoes, tomato purée and herbs and cook gently until a sauce forms. Add the walnuts, breadcrumbs and salt and pepper to taste.

3.) In a saucepan add the vitalite and flour to make a roux and then slowly add the milk until it forms a thick and smooth sauce.

4.) Lightly grease a shallow oven proof dish and arrange half of the aubergine slices on the base. Top with half of the tomato mixture and then half of the white sauce. Repeat.

5.) Bake in a preheated oven at 180°c for 30 minutes, basically until cooked. Its now ready to serve, enjoy.

 

Copyright © The Vegan Society, adapted slightly by us.

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Nutritional Information – per serving

Calories: 228 |  Total Fat: 11.0 g  Saturated: 0.7 g  Polyunsaturated: 0.2 g  Monounsaturated: 0.9 g  | Sodium: 87 mg  | Potassium: 371.4 mg  | Total Carbs: 25.5 g  Dietary Fibre: 5.7 g  Sugars: 11.6 g  | Protein: 8.2 g  | Vitamin A: 3.6 %  | Vitamin C: 4.7 %  | Calcium: 12.1 %  | Iron 0.9 %

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