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Vegetable moussaka

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A hearty but lower-fat dish packed with vegetables and higher in fibre, topped with cheesy-spiced yogurt.
Serves
6
Prep
40 minutes
Cook
35 minutes
Each 245g serving contains (excludes serving suggestion)
KCal
129
Carbs
30.0g
Fibre
6.4g
Protein
12.5g
Fat
3.4g
Saturates
1.50g
Sugars
13.0g
Salt
0.30g
Portion Fruit & Veg
4
Ingredients
Ingredients
1 sweet potato, peeled and cut into 0.5cm-thick slices
1 aubergine, thinly sliced
1 tsp rapeseed oil
2 medium onions, finely chopped
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1 red pepper, finely chopped
1 yellow pepper, finely chopped
1 courgette, finely diced
1 carrot, grated
1 can lentils, drained
400g tin tomatoes
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp thyme
For the topping:
200g 0% fat Greek yogurt
50g lower-fat Cheddar, finely grated
1 heaped tsp ground cinnamon
Method
  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/gas 4. Boil the sweet potato slices for 7-10 minutes until just tender. Drain and set aside.
  2. Grill the aubergine slices for 4 minutes on each side and set aside.
  3. Add the oil to a pan and add the onions. When they start to brown, add the peppers, courgettes and carrots. Cook for 5 minutes.
  4. Add the garlic, lentils, tomatoes, oregano and thyme. Bring to the boil, turn down the heat, cover and simmer for 5 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, to make the topping mix the yogurt, Cheddar and cinnamon together.
  6. In an ovenproof dish, place a layer of aubergine, add a spoonful of the lentil and tomato mixture, followed by a layer of sweet potato. Top with more of the lentil and tomato mixture, and layer alternately, finishing with the aubergine.
  7. Spoon the yogurt mixture over the top and bake for 15 minutes.
Chefs tips
  • You could make individual moussaka in ovenproof dishes to serve direct to the table.
  • For the best flavour, allow to stand for 5-10 minutes before serving.
  • Freezing instructions: Suitable for freezing once cooked. Defrost in the fridge or microwave and reheat thoroughly until piping-hot throughout.
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