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My Fourth Graders have been reading 'Olivia hace salsa' and this week are enjoying the real thing! It's quite a feat to make enough salsa to feed a whole class, let alone four classes (have to do it in stints lol), but boy is it worth it. Many of my kiddos have only had jarred salsa, which has its merits, but fresh salsa can't be beat! After eating the salsa, I had them fill out an exit ticket indicating how they feel about the salsa :) It's been a yummy taste test treat!

FOR THE WHOLE CLASS of 20 kids, here are approximations of how much I use of each ingredient:

*7-8 tomatoes (chopped)
*1-2 large onions (chopped)
*3 jalapeños, sometimes more (chopped)
*4 cloves of garlic, minced
*2 limes (their juice)
*cilantro, chopped

*1 bag of Santitas brand tortilla chips (these have been approved by my wheat free, nut free parents so I use them without worrying about allergies)

Mix altogether- I give each kiddo about 3-4 chips and a spoonful of salsa- it's just a taste, but they can go home and make more! :)


  1. What a great idea! I am looking forward to trying your salsa recipe!
    Thank you for sharing!

    1. Thanks, Bekki! Will post the recipe and exit slip today :) And scroll down on the blog, I uploaded an activity page for kiddos to illustrate the recipe :)

  2. Would you mind sharing the activity page for students to illustrate the recipe? I don't see it on the post! Gracias!