No Croutons Required ...

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… although your participation is desired. Welcome to No Croutons Required, a monthly food blogging event alternately hosted by Lisa's Kitchen and Tinned Tomatoes.

Each month the host will invite bloggers from around the world to submit a vegetarian soup or salad recipe. Soups and salads are a treasured staple in many a household all year round, and food bloggers and their readers seemingly never tire of sharing and finding new ideas.

We welcome your inspired creations.

To participate:
1. Make a vegetarian soup or salad and showcase it on your blog. Only one entry per blogger please.

2. Mention "No Croutons Required" in your post and link back to the host's post announcing the event for the month and also the host's blog and the alternate host's blog. Use of the logo is optional.

3. Add your submission using the linky tool at the end of the current month's announcement post.

4. Submissions should be in no later than the 28th of the month. The roundup of entries will be posted a few days following the deadline for submissions.

5. Thanks for participating!

For the time being, No Croutons Required is on vacation. We've had fun and thank everyone for their support over the years.

Previous roundups:

February 2008: Vegetarian Soups

March 2008: Spicy Soups

April 2008: Mushroom Soups & Salads

May 2008: Cheese Salads

June 2008: Glorious Legumes

July 2008: A Celebration of Herbs

August 2008: Dressings

September 2008: Fruit Salads & Soups

October 2008: Hearty Vegetarian Soups

November 2008: Hearty Pasta Soups & Salads

December 2008: Festive Photos

January's 2009: Nourishing and Cleansing Vegetable Soups

February 2009: Potato Soups & Salads

March 2009: Indian or Indian-Style Soups & Salads

April 2009: Tomato Sensations, complete with menu suggestions in honor of Holler's birthday

May 2009: Berry Soups & Salads

June 2009: Leafy Soups & Salads

July 2009: Soups & Salads featuring Grains

August 2009: Soups & Salads featuring Peppers

September 2009: Mediterranean Soups & Salads

October 2009: The Frugal Roundup

November 2009: Root Vegetables

December 2009: Festive Photos

January 2010: Thai Soups & Salads

February 2010: The Copycat Round

March 2010: Chickpea Soups & Salads

April 2010: Soups & Salads featuring the Allium Family

May 2010: Mexican Soups & Salads

June 2010: Soups & Salads featuring Zucchini (Courgette)

July 2010: Breads that Go with Soups & Salads

August 2010: Soups & Salads featuring Carrots

September 2010: Soups & Salads featuring Corn

October 2010: Soups & Salads with Noodles

November 2010: Quinoa Soups & Salads

December 2010: Festive Photos

January 2011: Soups & Salads featuring Rice

February 2011: Creamy Soups & Salads

March 2011: Adzuki Beans and Mung Beans

April 2011: The Birthday Edition

May 2011: Asparagus Soups & Salads

June 2011: Soups & Salads featuring Roasted or Grilled Ingredients

July 2011: Soups & Salads featuring Hot Peppers

August 2011: Lentil Soups & Salads

September 2011: Garden Harvest

October 2011: Squash Soups & Salads

November 2011: Random Soup Recipes

December 2011: Festive Photos

January 2012: Soups & Salads with Black-Eyed Peas

February 2012: Soups & Salads featuring Fresh Herbs

March 2012: Spicy Soups & Salads, with menu suggestions to celebrate my birthday month

April 2012: Soups & Salads using Antipasto

May 2012: Soups & Salads with Eggs

June 2012: Leafless Salads

July 2012: Vegetarian Soups & Salads for Hot Summer Months

August 2012: Soups & Salads featuring Coconut

September 2012: Vegan Soups & Salads

October 2012: Vegetarian Sandwiches

November 2012: Vegetarian Soups & Salads to Grace your Holiday Table

December 2012: Festive Photos

January 2013: Soups & Salads using Leftovers

February 2013: Potato Salads

March 2013: Raw Soups & Salads

April 2013: Indian Spices

May 2013: Appetizer Soups & Salads

June 2013: Smoothies

July 2013: Legume Salads

August 2013: Seasonal Soups & Salads

September 2013: Mushrooms

October 2013: Blended Soups

November 2013: Inspiration from other bloggers

December 2013: Festive Photos

January 2014: Favorite vegetarian Soups and Salads

February 2014: Vegetarian Soups and Salads

March 2014: Vegetarian Soups and Salads

April 2014: Vegetarian Soups and Salads

May 2014: Vegetarian Soups and Salads

June 2014: Vegetarian Soups and Salads

July 2014: More delicious vegetarian soups and salads

August 2014: Vegetarian Soups and Salads

September 2014: Vegetarian Soups and Salads

October 2014: Autumnal Veggie Soups and Salads

November 2014: Vegetarian Soups and Salads

December 2014: Festive photos and bookmarked recipes

January 2015: Nourishing soups and salads

February 2015: Vegetarian Soups and Salads

March 2015: Veggie Soups and Salads

April 2015: Vegetarian Soups and Salads

May 2015: Vegetarian Soup and Salads, Warm Weather Edition

June 2015: Vegetarian and Vegan Salads

July 2015: Vegetarian Soups and Salads, Hot Weather Edition

August 2015: 12 Salads & Soups for a Light MidWeek Dinner

September 2015: Early Autumn Edition

October 2015: Vegetarian Soup and Salad Challenge

November 2015: Late Autumn Edition

January 2016: Vegetarian Soups and Salads

February 2016: 9 So-Nearly Soups and Salads

March 2016: 11 Vegetarian Soups and Salads

April 2016: 15 Veggie Soups and Salads

May 2016: 15 Vegetarian Soups and Salads. Early Summer Edition

June 2016: 7 Summer Salads, Sunshine for your Table

July / August 2016: 10 Vegetarian Summer Soups and Salads

September 2016: 5 Autumnal Soups and Salads

October 2016: 7 Comforting Autumn Soups and Salads


david santos said...

Good menu, Lisa.
thank you and have a good weekend

Mansi Desai said...

Sounds good Lisa! will surely try to send in something!:)

Peter M said...

This could be good for my carnivorous side and add some balance!

Johanna said...

hurrah for a vegetarian blog event! Soups and salads is a great idea - I am already wondering what soup to make - am pleased to see this event added to other blogging events and will do my best to join in!

Holler said...

Good post Lisa, you have done us proud! I can't wait to see everyone's entries!

Lisa said...

Thanks Holler. I'm really looking forward to everyone's entries too!

Ruth Daniels said...

What a perfect event...especially this time of year when it's so damp and cold in so many places. I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with.

Lisa said...


I hope you will participate!

Lucy said...

Count me in - thanks for the invite guys!

LisaRene said...

I second Johanna's comment, It's nice to see a blogging event just for vegetarians. I would love to participate and have a soup in mind!

Misslionheart♥ said...

I'd love to join, seems a little more flexible than the Foodie Joust!

Padma said...

I will surely join in! Thanks for the warm invitation Lisa. Wish you and Holler Good luck and Success for this event!

Lisa said...

Very much looking forward to your entry Padma. Thanks for stopping by.

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

This sounds like an AWESOME event Lisa! Can't wait to see all the yumminess that ensues!

kittie said...

Great event - I'm going to send you my entry now!!

Ricki said...

I love the idea for this event, too, and can't wait to send in my submission. Hurrah soup!

Lisa said...

I am busy as heck this month, but I can't wait to see what the results are! I will try to submit something of my own.

Yay, vegetarian food blog events!

Homecooked said...

Wow...will definitely try and post something.

Katia said...

Thank You for holding such a great event, I just sent you my entry! :)

Sus said...

I just discovered your new blog event and I'm sure going to participate (next time, since I'm too late now). But: Why is the title for a vegetarian event 'No croutons required'? I thought croutons are roasted or fried bread crumbs? Or is there something I'm missing?

Best wishes, Sus

David Hall said...

Lisa and Holler, if only I had known! The celery soup would have been entered and referenced. Never mind, always a next time.


ostwestwind said...

I hope I am not to late, I just sent you my entry details.

Ulrike from Küchenlatein

Asha said...

Hope you got mine too Lisa!:)

Lisa said...

Asha; I got your entry. Thank you. I replied to your email, but I guess it got caught in the spam filter.

David; It's not too late to participate. I will be excepting entries until tomorrow morning. Looking forward to your submissions in future.

Sue; Thanks for stopping by. As I said above, you have until tomorrow morning to send in your entry. I hope you will participate in future editions of "No Croutons Required." As for the choice of names for our vegetarian event, it's mainly a soup and salad challenge, at least for now, and croutons go well with soup and salad, if desired.

divakitty said...

Oh what fun! I'm going to have to try for next month.

zlamushka said...


Spicy Soups? I would not even send another one. Count me in!

Veda Murthy said...

Hi lisa,

can u please add me in ur blog roll. i will add your link to my list. my blog is

Also i c that entries for mushroom recipes will b taken till 20th of april is it ? would love to b a part of it!


DK said...

Thank God U reminded me of this event Lisa...It totally skipped my mind what with so many things happening my end..I know what I can send u with mushrooms...Coming to you soon :)

Ivy said...

Hi Lisa,

I am sending you the link for my post

Sorry for sending it here but there is some problem with the e-mail.

Take care,

Hetal said...

Hi Lisa,

I mailed you my entry for this event ,just wanted to confirm if you got it.

Hetal said...

Hi lisa,I once again mailed you my entry for the event....lemme know if you got it..

Ivy said...

I have just e-mailed you my entry for this month's event.

Ivy said...

I am not sure if you got my e-mail, so here is the link

Alexandra said...

Hi there...I'm not sure if you got my email but I sent in my submission a few days ago. Will post it again here just to be on the safe side:

Mila said...

Lisa, what a fabulous site! I will definitley be entering my submissions soon!
Thanks for the great comment!

aquadaze said...

Hi! Just sent you my entry...
Hope you like it!!

Sujan Patricia said...

Very nice site. Organized and an eye-pleaser. Simple kitchen recipes esp. I am going to send u my entry.

Manali said...

Great event, I will be sending my entry soon. Thanks..:)

Paul Rome said...

I am very much enjoying reading your food ideas. It is making me very hungry sat here reading all about food. Time for lunch :)

Lisa said...

Hi Lisa, I mailed you a salad for this months event - well not the salad but a post about a salad. Just wanting to confirm that you have my entry. My emails tend to end up in people's spam because of the blog name.

Lily said...

my favorites are
January 2010: Thai Soups and Salads and February 2010: The Copycat Round
maybe one day I enter the contest ...

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Padhu said...

New to your blog .Great event!! Will try to participate.Have a good day

lecker and yummy recipes said...

hey, are archived posts allowed ?

Lisa said...

Archived posts are okay, but we ask that you repost it and also link back to our event.

Megha said...


I wanted to check if I can submit recipe submitted to another event with a different theme.

Lisa said...

Hi Megha;

That is fine, so long as corn is the central ingredient, and it is a vegetarian dish and you provide a link back.

Tanvi said...

Hi Lisa,
I was just wondering if its okay to submit the same recipe to other events too in addition to yours?
I m asking because some events have such restrictions!

Lisa said...

Hi Tanvi;

That is fine, so long as your recipe is a vegetarian one featuring corn, with a link back.


Jazzie Casas said...

I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don't know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Really a nice post here!

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Janice said...

Just about to send my entry. Hope I'm not too late.

Michelle said...

WOW! What rock have I been hiding under? Your blog is INCREDIBLE. I can't get over the recipe compilations! I can't wait to go home and cook!

Kristen @ The Endless Meal said...

This is such a great idea. I can't wait to participate next month!!

Anonymous said...

It would be great if you could please do an event for recipes using edible flowers.