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Portland's Best Soup Recipe, the Winner of Our Soup Recipe Contest

The winning recipe comes from Sunny Petit for her Ezogelin Turkish soup.

Last month, in honor of Slurptown, our soup issue, we held a recipe contest. We asked readers to submit their favorite slurps and out of 20 entries, we chose to make the five that looked especially delicious. We then had a panel of judges rate them.

We have a winner, and it's probably not a soup you've ever had before…

Congratulations to Sunny Petit for her Ezogelin Turkish soup.

Here's her story:

Here's the recipe:


Yellow onion
2 cloves garlic
1 Tbsp butter
1/2 cup bulgur wheat
1 cup red lentils
3 tbsp tomato paste
8 cups Vegetable broth
2 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp dried mint
Optional- dash of crushed red pepper or cayenne

Sauté butter, onions, garlic in a soup pot for about 10 minutes over medium heat, until golden and a little soft

Add lentils, bulgur wheat, tomato paste and stir to mix (add a dash of cayenne or red pepper here, if using)

Add broth and bring to a boil.

After it boils, lower to simmer with lid on, add mint and lemon juice, and let cook for about 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.

To serve, sprinkle some dried mint and a splash of lemon juice, and eat with crusty bread on the side! Delicious.

Happy slurping!