Monday, 14 May 2012

Britain's Got Salad!

I came up with this idea when I was ill and in a slightly delirious state a few weeks ago. I was in lying in bed, dosed up with painkillers and decongestants, listening to the TV with my eyes closed, when a trailer came on for Britain's Got Talent. As my ears were blocked, I misheard it as Britain's Got Salad and I thought that would be a great title for a salad talent show!!
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Now, one of my favourite veggie bloggers (Jacqueline at 
Tinned Tomatoes) runs a monthly soup and salad challenge, so I don't want to step on her toes. This is therefore a one off event (or maybe an annual one) to celebrate and publicise National Vegetarian Week.

Since starting my blog and reading many others, I've come to realise that there are some fantastic salad ideas about that include an 
amazingly wide variety ingredients, so I'd like to encourage as many people as possible to get excited about salads!

Unfortunately after ordering a salad in most British pubs and restaurants, you'll be presented with nothing more than a bowl of shredded iceberg lettuce, sliced cucumber, some bullet-hard tomatoes and maybe a few raw onion rings if you're dressing, no herbs, no taste! 
Obviously we have to import many salad ingredients throughout the winter months, but we have fantastic salad ingredients coming into season right NOW.

To enter, just link up your favourite salad recipes (that includes raw and cooked salads, plus dips) 
or any other salad-related posts (review, news, growing tips etc.). The only proviso is that your post must be related to salad in some way, and any recipes must be vegetarian/vegan or show how they can be adapted for vegetarians. It would be great if you would add my BGS logo to your post too, but it's not compulsory. If you want to add the list of entries to your own blog post, get the InLinkz code here.  If you're not a blogger, feel free to leave your recipes and tips in a comment instead.

So here it is...ladies and gentlemen...BRITAIN'S GOT SALAD; Unfortunately Simon Cowell et al won't be judging your entries and there's no cash prize I'm afraid!

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  1. Hi - great idea. I've been running a 52 Week Salad Challenge on my blog since January, so you might like to check that out sometime.

    We've had lots of recipes and GYO tips from bloggers around the world :)

    1. Great blog. Feel free to link one of your posts to my linky.

  2. fab idea Ive linked my salad!! Im vegetarian and the other day I asked for a salad at the pub and I got cos lettuce.....and nothing else!!! I must have had a ceasar without any of the trimmings lol!
    I'll stick your BGS logo on the post in a minute and spread the word!

  3. Thanks for the comments guys..VP I will definitely check out your challenge too.
    That's great Becky, thanks very much :-)

  4. Great idea! Will sort a post out and link up.

    1. That's great, I look forward to reading your post!

  5. Course you aren't stepping on my toes and to show you how happy I am, I have added my latest salad. I get just as annoyed in restaurants, Especially when there isn't even one salad for veggies. That is just wrong!

  6. This might help get those ideas for fab salads flowing!

  7. Great idea Lisa. Although I am not a Vegetarian I agree that the choice of salads around on restaurant menus can be pretty dull. I'll link up my entry over the next couple of days!

    1. I look forward to seeing your post Jacqueline :-)

  8. Salads are great! Everyone should eat more of them!
    Have a wonderful day!
    Lea's Menagerie

    1. Thanks Lea...I agree. I hope you have a wonderful day too :-)


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