No Croutons Required - August

No Croutons Required kicks off August with a challenge to make a soup or salad containing peppers. Sweet peppers, chilli peppers, bell peppers or any others you can think off. I have an idea for a pasta salad, but I look forward to seeing what you come up with.

If you would like to join in then post your recipe before the 20th of August and email me the details and a photo to The full details can be found here.

And now on to big congratulations to Kevin over at Closet Cooking who won the July challenge with his delicious Asparagus and Shiitake Mushroom Teriyaki Quinoa Salad.


  1. Great quinoa recipe - was interested to see how popular quinoa was and am glad to see it being used creatively!

    Peppers is a bit of a challenge - I eat them a lot more in summer but maybe this will convince me to use more chilli pappers rather than being lazy and using chilli paste

  2. That Quinoa salad sure does look good.

    Peppers. Right, better get my creative cooks hat on.

  3. Hi Johanna, I was very attracted to Kevin's recipe too. It just sounds so delicious. He often hits the spot for me with his recipes.

    Hi Mangocheeks, I know you will come up with something great! I bet you have peppers growing on your allotment too!

  4. YAY! I was waiting for this post, now I will link my red pepper and tomato soup :-)

  5. Congrats to Kevin for winning with a fabulous recipe. I love quinoa.

  6. Wonderful theme! I think I already know what I am going to make. Some of my jalapeno peppers should be ready to pick soon.

  7. Lovely theme! Time to put on my thinking cap :)

  8. You made my day, Jacqueline. I've miss enough NCRs recently, but I am in for this. : }

  9. I look forward to seeing what everybody comes up with this month, yummy!

  10. Hey Supriya, brilliant! My first entry and a excellent one at that!

    It was a popular entry Pam and it is easy to see why :)

    I am hoping it will be a popular challenge A&N :)

    Hi Lisa, I just wish my jalepenos would grow a bit faster!

    Get that hat on Pooja :D

    Yay! I look forward to your entry Susan :)

    It should be a good roundup Flower :)


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