No Croutons Required - February 2012

For this month's challenge I would like you to make the most of fresh herbs. I always think they bring such a lovely flavour to soup and change the tone of the soup completely. Now, they don't have to be the main ingredient in your soup or salad, but they do have to play an important role.

Post your vegetarian soup or salad featuring fresh herbs by end of day on the 20 February 2012. Link here and email me at :

* your name
* your location
* name of your blog
* blog url
* name or your dish
* post url
* a photo of your dish

I can't wait to see all your entries.

UPDATE: The winner of this month's No Croutons Required will win a copy of the new River Cottage Herbs handbook, which is published in March 2012. This is open to all entrants worldwide.

A big congratulations goes out to Susan who won the first NCR of 2012 with her gorgeous Turkish Black-Eyed Pea Salad with Pomegranate, Walnuts and Zahtar Dressing. I will leave you to drool over the photo and remind you to keep reading on to the previous post for a chance to win a chocolate hamper from Hotel Chocolat.


  1. nice event


  2. This is JUST up my street as I grow lots of fresh herbs and use them in lots of my cooking, and especially soup!

  3. Mmmm, looks delicious. Black eyed beans are my favourite bean.

  4. I love using fresh herbs! I hope I have time for this challenge.

    That picture is so pretty also!

  5. Looks scrumptious! Am sending over my recipe for this month's challenge...

  6. Have just emailed you my sumbission - here it is
    It encouraged me to try something new - thanks!


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