What is eggplant moussaka? Moussaka is an arabic word that means "cold", and not surprisingly, we eat this dish cold on warm summer days. Tender roasted eggplants are cooked in a flavorful tomato sauce and enjoyed with pita bread.

Why you'll love it: This eggplant moussaka recipe is easy to make and is a healthy and delicious meal to eat when it's hot outside. It gets better the next day and after, so leftovers are a plus!

"It is so yummy and refreshing!"

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What you'll need:

- Eggplants - Onions - Garlic - Tomatoes - Tomato Sauce - Chickpeas - Olive oil - Salt - Black pepper - Fresh parsley


Preheat oven to 425°F. Peel and cube the eggplants then place them in a baking dish and toss with olive oil and salt. Roast them for 25 minutes, or until tender and golden.


Chop the onions and garlic, then sauté them in olive oil until soft and translucent. Then, add the rinsed and drained chickpeas and toss together.


Add the fresh tomatoes, tomato sauce, some water, salt, and black pepper. Bring the sauce to a simmer and taste and adjust the salt.


Pour the tomato sauce all over the roasted eggplants and gently stir, then cook in a 350 degree oven for about 20 minutes, until the sauce is bubbly and thickened.


Allow the eggplant moussaka to cool, then garnish with lots of fresh parsley and enjoy!

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