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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Recipes : Mount Athos Tahini Soup – ready for winter

Recipes : Mount Athos Tahini Soup – ready for winter 
 From the Holy Monastery of Simonopetra, Mount Athos

For 4-6 Servings

2 1/2 quarts or liters water
1 cup short-grain white rice
7-8 Tbsp. tahini paste
Juice of 1-2 lemons
2 carrots, finely grated
1 Tbsp. finely chopped fresh green onions (optional)
1 Tbsp. finely chopped parsley
Salt to taste

1. Boil rice in water and salt until tender. Remove from flame and add half of lemon juice.
2. In a medium bowl mix tahini with one cup of soup broth until creamy, adding more broth if necessary. Mix in remaining lemon juice.
3. Pour mixture into soup stirring constantly until liquids blend.
4. Stir in carrots, green onions, and parsley. Adjust seasoning. Serve with lemon wedges and whole wheat rusks (paximadia).



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