21 April 2009

No Croutons Required - April Round-Up

For this month's edition of No Croutons Required, I asked you to come up with a soup or salad containing tomatoes and boy did you come up with the goods! But, there was also a twist, I also asked for a birthday menu to go along with the soup or salad.

Read on and enjoy (then vote)!

Jellied Tomato Salad
Soma (eCurry)
Texas, USA


Chilli Bean Soup with Quesadillas
Wendy (A Wee Bit Of Cooking)
Inverness, Scotland


Simplest Tomato Soup
Lucy (Nourish Me)
Melbourne, Austrlia


Tomato & Onion Salad with Feta
Holler (Tinned Tomatoes)
Dundee, Scotland

(not in vote)


Corn Tomato Salad with a Tomato Vinaigrette
A & N (Delectably Yours)
Atlanta, USA


Indian Style Tomato Salad
Lisa (Lisa's Kitchen)
London, Canada

(not in vote)


Chilled Tomato Soup
Priya (Priya's Easy N Tasty Recipes)
Paris, France


Smokey Tomato and Rosemary Soup
Linda (With Knife & Fork)
London, UK


Tomato Lentil Soup
Johanna (Green Gourmet Giraffe)
Melbourne, Australia


Tomato Salad au Charles
Lysy (Munchkin Mail)
Warwickshire, UK


Spicy Tomato Cheese Soup
Sweatha (Tasty Curry Leaf)
Bangalore, India


Pappa al Pomodoro (Tomato & Bread Soup)
TBC (The Budding Cook)


The winning entry will be announced on the 30th of April 2009. The next edition of No Croutons Required will be announced by Lisa over at Lisa's Kitchen at the beginning of May.


  1. So, the birthday party continues!

    What a lovely selection of tomato-y things. Bookmarking like mad.

    How did miss your entry, Holler? I'm obsessed with feta at the moment...lovely stuff, everyone!

  2. The menu was an awesome idea Holler, & what a neat & creative presentation! I will go thru the entries & vote.

  3. Can't we just have them all, one after the other?? Everything looks amazing, Holler--so many wonderful recipes (and birthday contributions!)

  4. Everything sounds delicious. And I love the menus! :-) Sorry couldn't contribute this time!

  5. Holler!! I'm so so so sorry. I completely forgot about it. It slipped my mind and I think A didn't notice your email.

    Let me know if I can amend it some way!

  6. I wouldn't refuse any of the menus but the one that really caught my eye was Smokey Tomato and Rosemary Soup from Linda (With Knife & Fork) -- and that's who got my vote.

  7. Hi Lucy, I have been having a little feta sprinkled on salad wraps for lunch. Lovely stuff indeed :)

    Thanks Soma :)

    Thanks Ricki, indeed my mouth waters when I read through those menu!

    That's ok Arundathi, you have frequent flyer
    anyway :D

    It's ok A&N, you will see I stole a dessert anyway, lol!

    Hi Joan, yes, I think the rosemary was an unusual touch, very clever :)

  8. Apologies, just where does the time go. I have all of the ingredients sitting in my fridge for my entry. All of the birthday menu's sound amazing. Such an excellent job by everyone:D

  9. What a great round-up, Holler! Loving the tomato theme. Sooooo fabulous!

  10. What a lovely roundup Holler. I just love the format.

  11. Man alive all of these are amazing!

  12. I know what you mean Val, I have missed at least 2 blog events I wanted to enter, in the last week *sigh*

    Thanks Elyse :)

    It was a bit hellish to do lisa. I was nearly tearing my hair out by the end of it! Everything is uneven, start again! No, that doesn't work, start again. Loss of internet connection, arrrgh! Menus are too small to read, start again! Loss of internet connection again *scream*! Finally finish at 5 to midnight. Well, you get the picture :)

    Thanks Mommy G :)

  13. love the menus but they make it even harder to decide because there is so much good food


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