Friday, March 7, 2014

Lavender Tahini Soup

40 Days-40 Days of Lenten Recipes 

This is a strict fast soup, where the nutty flavor of the tahini blends smoothly with the flavors of lavender and the bay leaf. Perfect accompaniment to the Sesame bread from earlier this week.


6 c water
1 tsp salt
1 c orzo
1 c carrots, julienned
1/4 c tahini
1 fresh lemon
1 tsp culinary lavender
1 bay leaf

Bring water and salt to a boil. Add orzo, carrots, lavender and bay leaf. When orzo is cooked, lower heat to simmer. In a separate bowl, whisk tahini while adding warm broth until smooth, temper in the lemon. Then mix into remainder. Add parsley or cilantro as a garnish. 

Second Option
If you double the tahini, temper in the broth mixture and lemon separately, using your blender, you can achieve a thicker cream-like texture to mix into the soup, similar to Greek Avgolemeno (Egg-Lemon) Soup.

Here's a link to last year's 40 Days Recipes

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GretchenJoanna said...

That looks lovely! All the ingredients are nice, and then, the harmony...

Presvytera Eleni said...

Thank you, I love the way these flavors blend.

Deborah Smikle-Davis said...

I can't wait to try this light, delicate soup. Thank you for sharing this healthy and delicious Lavender Tahini Soup
recipe with us at the Healthy, Happy, Green and Natural Party Blog Hop! I sincerely appreciate it. I’m pinning and sharing!