No Croutons Required - The Winner for June and the Theme for July

The challenge for June was to come up with a soup-like smoothie that included at least one salad green or vegetable. There are lots of lovely entries to browse to quench your thirst and nourish your body. Not everyone was up to adding greens, so there was a bit of cheating going on, but no matter, because it's really a delicious spread. And, a winner we have. Congratulations to Elizabeth from Elizabeth's Kitchen who contributed this tempting and gorgeous Fresh Fruity Surprise Juice. Packed full of fruity and vegetable goodness indeed, what a way to kick start your morning.

fruity surprise smoothie

I am hosting the July 2013 edition of No Croutons Required. The summer is heating up so salads are in order. This month the challenge is to come up with a stunning legume salad. I was mulling over a theme and as I adore legumes of any kind, and considering how well they are suited for salads, that is what we are going with for the challenge this time around. As always, this is a vegetarian challenge, so no meat, fowl or seafood.

All you need to do to participate is come up with your bean salad, post about it on your blog, mentioning I am the host this month with a link to this announcement, and submit your recipe via the linky tool at the end of this post by the 20th of the month. Please note that only one entry per blogger will be accepted. We look forward to your delicious creations to enjoy on the patio or cozy kitchen.


...:M e d h a:... said...

Hi Lisa, are chickpeas and kidney beans allowed or only lentils like dal?

Lisa said...

Hi Medha; Any legume is allowed, so yes, chickpeas and kidney beans are great.

Kavitha said...

Thanks for visiting my space and leaving your valuable comment. I love mung bean and it's part of my daily diet in some form or the other.

Judee@gluten Free A-Z Blogw said...

I would like to find out more about participating in no croutons required. Is it still running and where do I find it for October ?

Lisa Turner said...

Jac and I are taking a break for the time being. Thanks for your interest though. My Legume Love Affair is still running though.