live & laugh: cara’s moussaka

Moussaka & Greek Salad

Last night was our January cooking class and we took a little culinary trip to Greece!

Cara was in charge of this class, so she pulled from a recent trip to Greece for her dish. She decided she wanted to make moussaka (the eggplant version, it can also be made with potato) and found this delicious recipe!

We also made a greek salad as a side to round out the dish.

Moussaka Prep

Moussaka is conceptually similar to lasagne because it’s a layering of different ingredients that creates a hearty, one-dish meal (perfect for this time of year!); but, instead of pasta, there’s eggplant. The layers were as follows:

  • Eggplant
  • Ground beef
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Eggplant
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Bechamel sauce
  • Parmesan cheese

After an hour in the oven, it came out beautifully!

This greek dish is seasoned with cinnamon and nutmeg which brings a lovely warmth with every bite. Having the greek salad on the side with the fresh cucumbers, tomatoes, olives, bell pepper and feta cheese was perfect. It was a refreshing bite that paired nicely with the moussaka.

Here are the recipes for the moussaka and greek salad again if you’d like to take a flavorful journey to Greece!

Cara's Moussaka

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