Savvy Second-Grade Salsa Makers


After spending weeks planting, watering and carefully caring for their outdoor garden, second-grade students in the summer enrichment program had a chance to enjoy their hard work by making salsa from their garden plants on Aug. 3.

Using their sequencing skills and an easy-to-follow recipe, the second-grade chefs began by deseeding and chopping their homegrown tomatoes. They also chopped and added onions, peppers and cilantro to their individual salsa bowls. A pinch of salt, pepper and garlic powder were mixed into the creation and finished with a squeeze of lime juice on top.

As they listened to salsa music, bowls of tortilla chips were provided so each student-chef could taste their personal salsa recipe.