Last Friday Ms. Farrell's 3rd grade class made salsa. This was a follow-up to the salsa garden that they planted as 2nd graders. The tomatoes and peppers from that plot were harvested over the summer. The ingredients for the salsa were donated by Gelson's. We used heirloom tomatoes and discussed the meaning of heirloom.
Thanks to Grandma Linda for helping!
8 ripe tomatoes
2 green onions
1/2 bunch cilantro
2 cloves garlic
2 jalapeno peppers
3 T. olive oil
3 T. fresh lime juice
salt and pepper to taste
Each group of tables prepared a different ingredient. The ingredients were cut into small pieces with plastic knives and or measured and then combined in a large bowl. The students that cut the peppers wore gloves to protect their skin ( and were instructed not to rub their eyes)! Other students used a garlic press and a small juice squeezer.
The students were good chefs and the salsa (with the chips) was very tasty!