Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Ms. Schwartz's Class Makes Salsa

On August 27 the children in Ms. Schwartz's 3rd grade class made salsa using cilantro, jalapeno peppers and onions that they'd planted when they were in 2nd grade. We used organic tomatoes from the farmers market.  They ate the salsa with tortilla chips. This lesson is part of the seed to table curriculum at Marquez. The children learned that salsa means sauce in Spanish.

Each table of children had a different task to accomplish, e.g. cutting up tomatoes in small pieces, tearing the cilantro. An adult was assigned to help each group.

Fresh salsa
Thanks to Mrs. Marion Heller, Amy Miller and Amy Barranco for helping.
Crushing garlic for salsa

The recipe follows:

8 ripe tomatoes cut in small pieces
2 onions or several scallions cut in small pieces,
1/2 bunch cilantro torn into small pieces
2 cloves garlic
2 T. olive oil
2 T. fresh lime juice
salt and pepper to taste

A jalapeno pepper that the children harvested.

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