Kids love to play in the kitchen. Every Growing Healthy Kids workshop we do proves it. Give kids an age-appropriate knife and cutting board, plenty of safety instructions, and direct adult supervision, and let the fun begin. One of my favorite ways to begin a class is to pass around a fresh herb and ask kids to guess what it is. Cilantro is one of my favorite herbs. If you like Mexican or Thai food, then you probably like cilantro, too.
Here is a recipe that is great to make with kids and it goes with anything Mexican. If you do not have plastic gloves, then skip the jalapeno. Taco Tuesday never tasted so good!
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- · 4 medium tomatillos, husks peeled, rinsed, and quartered
- · 1 clove garlic, minced
- · ½ cup cilantro (remove large stems)
- · 1 small jalapeno (using plastic gloves, cut in half and remove all seeds)
- · Juice of ½ lime (or more, depending on your taste and how juicy the lime is)
- · 1 teaspoon avocado or olive oil
- · Pink Himalayan sea salt, to taste
Place all ingredients in blender and puree until nearly smooth.
NOTE: For added flavor, roast tomatillos under broiler until lightly browned before adding to blender.
Use on tacos or enchiladas.
Can store salsa in refrigerator up to 3 days.
Nancy Heinrich, MPH
Founder and Wellness Architect
Growing Healthy Kids, Inc.