Before we get started, tahini is ground sesame seeds. Regular sesame seeds will add the same flavor but not the same consistency. We added tahini to get that delicious – almost nutty flavor – and to create a thicker, opaque, almost melted cheese consistency to the broth.
You’ll need these:
2/3 cup lentils washed and drained
1 Tbs avocado oil (optional – we add it for for flavor and healthy fats)
4 cups water
3 Tbs. vegan broth powder (or vegan bullion)
1 Tbs. Garlic powder
2 Tbs. Italian Seasoning
2 Tbs. Parsley
1 1/2 tsp. fresh ground black pepper
13 oz. frozen mixed veggies
2 1/2 Tbs. tahini (not the oil)
Add lentils, oil, water, broth powder and seasonings to stock pot. Simmer on medium heat for 10 minutes. Add frozen veggies. Bring to a boil. Remove from heat. Add tahini and smoosh it along the inside of the pan until incorporated. Stir well. Let cool slightly. Enjoy!