Eat More Plants! Try this Juicy Moussaka (It’s Vegan)

vegan moussaka

This is my huge favorite. So juicy, comforting and healthy. I usually make it when I have eaten a lot of pasta lately and crave a load of veggies. It also contains a tiny bit of cinnamon, which adds a nice and warm taste. This cozy moussaka will definitely lighten up your Fall dinner!

vegan moussaka

serves 4 people

  • one large eggplant or two medium ones
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 3-4 Tbsp oil
  • 3 onions
  • 4 large carrots
  • 1 medium zucchini
  • 2 cups tomato juice
  • pinch of ground cinnamon
  • 3 tsp brown sugar


  • Wash the eggplant and cut it into thin round slices. Rub the slices with a little bit of salt and leave them for rest until you prepare the veggies.
  • Heat up some oil in a large pan or thick-bottomed pot. Add chopped onions. Cook until the onions are starting to get golden. Add grated carrots and zucchini. Stir and cook for 5 minutes.Taste and add some salt if needed.
  • In a medium pot, mix tomato juice with cinnamon, brown sugar and a little bit of salt and pepper. Boil for a couple of minutes and remove the heat. Preheat the oven to 400 F. Grease a medium deeper baking dish.
  • Start assembling the moussaka. First, add one layer of eggplant slices onto the bottom. Then add some of the veggies, a couple of scoops of tomato sauce and then add a layer of eggplant slices again. Repeat the procedure, until you are out of the ingredients.
  • Just keep in mind that the last layer should be eggplant slices and tomato sauce. Bake for 40 minutes at 400 F. Enjoy!

Sandra Vungi

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Sandra Vungi is a long time vegan and author of the cookbook Vegan Dinner Party. You can find her delicious, doable and affordable vegan recipes at She also plays drums in a death metal band called Neoandertals, loves to run and lives in a small log cabin with her boyfriend.

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