Students making salsa

Students making salsa

by Ms. Andrea Turner & Students
(Quincy, IL)

Students hard at work in the kitchen!

Hacemos Salsa!

Food Items needed:
• 1 lb tomatoes
• 1 can green chilies (mild)
• ½ green pepper
• ½ bunch of cilantro
• ½ bag frozen corn
• 1 small onion
• 1 can black beans (PROTEIN!)
• Juice of ½ lime
• Garlic powder- to taste
• ¼ tsp salt
• ¼ tsp black pepper
• ¼ tsp chili powder
Tortilla Chips!

Kitchen Items needed:
• 1 large bowl
• 1 cutting board
• 5 small bowls
• 1 sharp knife
• 1 Small plate for each group member

1. Wash tomatoes, green pepper, cilantro, and lime in a sink full of COLD water.

2. Two group members will need to pull the leaves off of the cilantro and place in a small bowl.

3. 1 group member will open the bag of frozen corn and pour ½ into a small bowl. Fill the bowl with cold water to allow the corn to thaw out, then DRAIN the water out.

4. 1 group member will use the can opener to open both the black beans and the green chilies. Drain both cans into the garbage disposal.

5. Next very carefully chop the tomatoes, green peppers, onion, and the lime. Each group member may be allowed to try this part.

6. Once corn is thawed out, put it into Large bowl.

7. Add beans.

8. Add green chilies.

9. Add cilantro, green pepper, and onion.

10.Finally add the tomatoes and mix together.


Your group will season your salsa according to your own taste.

• Add salt, pepper, garlic powder, lime juice and chili powder according to your group’s taste. (DO NOT ADD MORE THAN 1 tsp salt!)
• Each group member may taste the salsa today but ONLY a small taste!

Once each group has finished perfecting their special recipe…. we will have a TASTE TEST! The taste test will be on FRIDAY during life skills! (Our salsa needs to sit in the refrigerator over night because it will taste better the next day.)
The judges will be Mrs. Allen, Mr. Martin, and Ms. Turner. Each member of the winning group will get 5 bucks towards shop-a-lot OR a soda !!!

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