No Croutons Required - July

I am back from my holiday and I see that my favourite salad entry won the June edition of No Croutons Required, which was hosted by Lisa.

Salad with Chickpeas, Couscous and Soft Boiled Egg by Salty Girl. It was the soft egg yolk, oozing over the salad that did it for me. Sumptuous!

For this month's challenge, I would like you to think up a soup or salad showcasing your favourite herb or one you haven't experimented with yet.

The herb garden is now officially open!

The Rules

1. Post about your vegetarianherb soup or salad.

2. Mention "No Croutons Required" in your post and link back to Tinned Tomatoes. You are free to use the "No Croutons Required" logo in your post.

3. Email me a link to your post at and include your name, the name of your blog, your location and the name of your dish, with any anecdotes.

4. Entries must be in by 20 July 2008.

The roundup of entries will then be posted and readers will be able to vote for their favorite soup or salad in the poll.

The winning soup or salad will be announced at the end of the month and the winner will receive this badge to display on their blog.

5. Good luck :)


  1. Welcome back, Holler! Sounds like you had a fabulous holiday.

    Great challenge--I'm off to think of something with mint, perhaps--??

  2. The winner salad looks scrumptious! The new challenge sounds interesting.

  3. Thanks Ricki! Mint, mmmm. I can't wait to see what your use it for :)

    That salad was lovely in it's simplicity, Lore. I do hope you join in this month's challenge.

  4. That is one good looking salad! Hope you are having fun!

  5. Good to see you back Holler.
    Sorry I didn't have enough time to do last months challenge, but I'll try my best and it's just as well I got a Herb Planter for my birthday!!!!!!! I must have a think about this.

  6. Can't really argue with the winner - but why do I keep forgetting to enter!!!!?????


  7. oh! That winning salad looks and sounds really yummy! Chickpeas in salad are always a good combination for me:)

  8. We had a lovely relaxing time, Jenn :)

    Nice birthday present Lynn, I am expecting big things, with all those lovely herbs to hand!

    Write it on your calendar David :)

    I love chickpeas too Trulie!

  9. Congrats on your win. Your theme for the next round has me intrigued. Off to see what I can make to enter.

  10. Great salad!

    Sorry I missed my chance to vote this month - I was off on holiday! But I've put this month's theme into the diary!

  11. Rebecca (Foodie With Family)Sunday, 13 July, 2008

    ...So, would a mojito slushy count as a soup? Lots of mint :-)

    I'll give it some serious thought and see what I can throw together.

  12. Hi there Kittie! Hug to you for doing the challenge this month!

    Hi Rebecca, I have seen fruit soups before, so I don't see why not, it could be a mojito soup to be served as an appetiser!

  13. I've got my thinking hat on. really hope i get something together in time for this

  14. Congratulations .You should be thankful to mama of that egg yolk .

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  16. Looks so good.. your site is fast becoming one of my favourites!


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