This recipe gives the traditional Lamb Moussaka a ‘healthy’ makeover

the cooks grocer lamb moussaka

This recipe gives the traditional, Greek moussaka the ultimate healthy makeover. By replacing the white sauce with low fat cheeses and baking the eggplant you have a low fat, vitamin rich, fiber packed moussaka that is light, healthy and comforting. Serve with a simple, crisp green salad for a delicious dish everyone will love.

Eggplant & Lamb Moussaka and Green Salad by The Cook’s Grocer 

40 Minutes.

Serves 2.
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Lamb Moussaka, The Cook's Grocer

YOU WILL NEED

300g lean lamb mince

1 eggplant (300g)

1 small brown onion

1 small carrot

2 cloves of garlic

2 sprigs oregano leaves

150g ricotta

2 tablespoons tomato paste

100g buffalo mozzarella (grated)

1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

70g mixed leaf salad

1 tomato

1 tablespoon red wine vinegar

Method

1. Pre heat oven & prepare veg

Preheat oven to 180ºC. Peel and grate carrot, finely chop onion, garlic and oregano leaves. Slice eggplant into 1cm thick pieces.

2. Prepare eggplant

Place eggplant slices on a baking dish lined with nonstick baking paper. Lightly brush with oil, season and cook for 10 – 12 minutes.

3. Cook lamb

While eggplant is cooking, heat a medium pan with enough oil to cover the base. Sauté onion, carrot and garlic until soft (approx. 4 minutes). Add lamb mince, nutmeg and tomato paste, season with salt and pepper and brown, breaking it up as it cooks for 3 – 4 minutes. Remove pan from heat and set aside.

4. Make moussaka

In a non-stick baking tray, layer eggplant to cover base. Top with half of the mince, then 1/3 of the cheese. Add a layer of eggplant, mince and 1/3 of the cheese. Lastly, add a final layer of the eggplant and top with the remaining cheese. Bake for 20 minutes until the cheese is golden.

5. Make salad & serve

Roughly chop the tomato and combine in a bowl with the mixed leaf lettuce. Add red wine vinegar, drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.


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