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Moussaka with artichokes

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    It is usually followed when someone is allergic to nuts.

Moussaka with artichokes


  • In a pot full of boiling water, add the artichokes and simmer for 15 minutes. When ready, remove from heat and set aside.
  • Place a pan over heat and add the olive oil. Coarsely chop the onion, garlic and artichokes and add to pan. Sauté until golden.
  • Add the rind of 1 lemon, rosemary, lemon cream, pepper and salt. Mix and transfer mixture to a 32x25 cm baking pan.
  • Remove the rosemary and lemon rind. Add the grated parmesan and coarsely chopped parsley.

For the ground meat

  • In a hot pan, add the olive oil, coarsely chopped onion and garlic, cinnamon stick, granulated sugar and ground meat. Sauté until golden.
  • Add the bouillon cube, finely chopped thyme, salt, pepper and tomato paste. Sauté.
  • Add the chopped tomatoes, lower heat and simmer for 5-10 minutes.

For the béchamel sauce

  • Place a pot over medium heat, add the butter and let it melt.
  • Add the flour and whisk to sauté.
  • Add the milk (at room temperature) in 5-6 batches while continuously whisking. When the mixture starts to thicken and boil, remove from heat.
  • Add the grated parmesan, pepper, salt, egg yolks and ground nutmeg. Mix.
  • Add 2 ½ ladlefuls of the béchamel sauce to the ground meat mixture. Remove cinnamon stick and mix.

To assemble

  • Preheat oven to 180* C (350* F) Fan.
  • Spread the ground meat mixture over the artichokes.
  • Cover with the hot béchamel sauce and sprinkle with grated parmesan.
  • Bake for 30-40 minutes, until golden.
  • When ready, remove from oven and allow to cool.
  • Serve with fresh rosemary and thyme.
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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
27 %


Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

Total Fat (g)
50 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

Saturated Fat (g)
75 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

Total Carbs (g)
11 %


The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

Sugars (g)
12 %


Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

Protein (g)
54 %


It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

Fibre (g)
14 %


They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

Sodium (g)
28 %


A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

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