"When you see someone putting on his Big Boots, you can be pretty sure that an Adventure is going to happen..."
--A.A. Milne (1882-1956)This time of the year, tomatoes are beginning to ripen on vines all over the US. One of my favorite heirloom varieties is the Purple Cherokee tomato (see picture above).
Recently, I shared my favorite guacamole recipe in Wellness Wednesdays. In our workshops teaching kids about healthy eating and cooking, an ideal companion recipe to guacamole is a basic salsa recipe. When the summer flavors of fresh tomatoes and cilantro get to dance together, it can be magic. The joy of taking every day ingredients and creating a delicious dish that kids love to devour is worth any effort. Learning how to make salsa is a wonderful introduction to the world of great ingredients and amazing flavors for kids.
Below is the recipe that has introduced hundreds of kids to healthy cooking and eating.
GROWING HEALTHY KIDS: Our Recipe Collection
- 3 ripe tomatoes, finely diced
- ½ red onion, finely diced
- Juice of 1 lime
- ¼ cup fresh cilantro
- ½ jalapeno, seeds removed and finely diced (optional) (can substitute green pepper)
- Dash of pink Himalayan sea salt, to taste
Mix all ingredients together in a medium bowl. Serve with chips and guacamole.
With love and kindness,
Nancy Heinrich, MPH
Founder and Wellness Architect