Leafless Salads - Winner of NCR

First off, big apologies to Janet and Dom for forgetting their salads. They are added now, but just in case you missed them here they are:

18. Thai Kelp Noodle Salad with Mango and Lima Beans  
Janet (The Taste Space)

"Thai-inspired, the star of this dish is the creamy coconut-based dressing infused with lemongrass, Keffir lime leaves, ginger and shallots, balanced with a touch of tamarind, fresh lime juice, toasted sesame oil and soy sauce. All of the flavours are enhanced through the reduction of the coconut milk. Here, the dressing is used to bathe a kelp noodle salad with chopped mango, cucumber, lima beans  along with mint, cilantro and cashews."

Mmmmmmmm, sounds good Janet!


19. Tagliatelle Coleslaw
Dom (Belleau Kitchen)

Dom elevates the humble coleslaw, with a really garlicky with home-made olive-oil aioli. I can tell you that there is a secret ingredient, but you wll have to head over there to find out. The other secret to this recipe, is the finely peeled carrot, which gives this an appealing tagliatelle texture. Much more interesting than grated carrot. Sorry again Dom x

And now on to the winner. It was an especially tough decision this month, but we got a winner in the end. So without further ado, I would like to congratulate ....

My mouth is watering just looking at it!

Your winning badge is winging it's way to you as we speak.

For the next edition of No Croutons Required, head over to Lisa's Kitchen.


  1. Gulp! Just noticed this...I'm truly chuffed and with some fabulous entries too. A big thank you to everyone who voted x

  2. I am so pleased for Jacqueline as we tried this salad and it was incredible and will be made regularly from here on in - I've even given my mother the recipe as she doesn't do computers!

    1. Brilliant, it is nice to have the recipes passed on and enjoyed :)

  3. My mouth is watering too just looking at this salad. I had something similar in a restaurant recently but with the addition of roasted butternut squash, it was fantastic. I will be recreating this some time soon!

  4. That does look seriously appetising. A very worthy winner.

  5. yummy this looks so tasty and pretty

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