Have your ever tried making salsa from scratch? Here’s a simple chunky salsa recipe that’s yummy with tortilla chips and quesadillas. It’s a great way for kids to practice their chopping skills. For a smooth salsa, you can mix it all up in a blender.
2 to 4 Servings
- 1 large tomato (or 2 small)
- 2 tablespoons chopped green pepper
- 1 teaspoon minced chili pepper (optional)
- 1 garlic clove
- 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
- ¼ of a lime
- salt to taste
Kids kitchen skills:
- snipping herbs with scissors
- knife & cutting board
- garlic press
- measuring spoons
- kitchen scissors
- A grown-up can help dice the tomato. Put it into a medium-size bowl. Cut the garlic clove in half, and crush it with a garlic press into the bowl of tomato. Chop the green pepper and add it to the bowl, too.
- Mince the chili pepper and add 1 teaspoon to the salsa (if you would like a little spice).
- Snip the cilantro with kitchen scissors. Measure out 1 tablespoon and stir it into the salsa.
- Squeeze the juice from the lime quarter over the salsa. Add a pinch of salt and stir again.
- Taste the salsa and add more salt, lime juice, garlic, or pepper, if you’d like. Eat it right away or refrigerate for up to 1 day. Enjoy with tortilla chips!