Vegan Moussaka Recipe

Vegan Moussaka Recipe

This Serbian lentil potato bake is delicious served hot on a cold winter’s day, or cold with a salad at a barbecue or picnic in summer.

Vegan Moussaka Recipe

By: Adam Guthrie

This vegan moussaka, or Serbian lentil potato bake, is delicious served with a salad at a summer barbecue or picnic.



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  • ½ onion finely diced
  • 1 medium carrot, finely diced
  • 1 stalk celery, finely diced
  • 1 green capsicum, finely diced
  • 2 × 400g tins brown lentils, drained & rinsed
  • ½ tbsp paprika
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • ½ tsp chilli flakes
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon powder
  • 1 whole clove
  • 1 tbsp vegan stock powder
  • ¼ cup water
  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbsp cashew sour cream
  • 2 tbsp plant milk of choice
  • 3 medium potatoes, thinly sliced into rounds
  • To Serve
  • Handful parsley leaves, chopped


  • Preheat oven to 200ºC and line a round casserole dish with greaseproof paper.
  • Heat a frying pan over medium heat and add the onion, carrot, celery and capsicum. Sauté until soft.
  • Add the lentils, spices and vegan stock powder and stir well.
  • Add the water and balsamic vinegar, then add the cashew sour cream and milk. Stir well.
  • Cover the base of the casserole dish with a layer of sliced potatoes. Add the lentil and veggie mixture and top with the remaining sliced potatoes.
  • Cover with a lid, place in the oven and bake for 45 mins until the potatoes are soft.
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool for a few mins. Garnish with the chopped parsley and serve.


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Adam Guthrie

Adam Guthrie

Adam is a vegan whose passion for food began with a life-threatening illness and continues today in a lifestyle built around healthy cooking and eating. Adam is a qualified chef and wellness coach who specialises in a wholefood, plant-based diet. Adam shares how to prepare delicious, healthy food for health, energy and vitality. He conducts online healthy eating and wellness programs and gives keynote talks, live cooking demonstrations and cooking classes on the subject of healthy eating and living well.

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