No Croutons Required - April 2012

It's time for me to host No Croutons Required again and I am looking in my fridge and cupboard for inspiration. I obviously need to do a shop as there are only basic supplies in each.

What I do have a good selection of is antipasto. Peppers, sundried tomatoes, courgettes and artichokes in little jars, bathed in olive oil.

So, for this month's No Croutons Required, I would like you to have a look in your store cupboard for any antipasto you may have and think about how to incorporate it in a soup or salad that is suitable for vegetarians. It doesn't have to be the star of the show, but it does have to make an appearance for a bit of extra flavour or texture.

Good luck everyone and I look forward to seeing what you come up with.

Rules and previous round-ups can be found here.

Congratulations to Janet over at The Taste Space who won the March edition of No Croutons Required with her Ethiopian Split Pea and Kabocha Squash Stew with Collards.


  1. Oooh. Nice one! I think a salad this month. I have some wonderful antipasto sun blush toms just waiting for this!

    1. Nice one indeed Dom. I hope you are more successful at getting your salad in to me than I was at getting my entry for Random Recipes into you last month :)

  2. What an interesting theme this month. I have been on a sun-dried tomato kick but we'll see what I decide to make for NCR in soup or salad form. ;)

  3. Great idea. I have just been sent some lovely antipasto for review!

  4. I really like this blog, It's always nice when you can not only be informed, but also get knowledge, from these type of blog, nice entry. Thanks.....

  5. Just made my recipe and will post it tomorrow!

  6. Preparing this food for my family is really great.


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