Shake it up salsa

With about 15 minutes and some seriously fun shaking, you can have a batch of tasty salsa your preschooler will love to help with. Ingredients will vary depending on how much spice you and your family would like, the measurements are not set in stone so feel free to experiment a little. The key to this recipe is in the preparation of the food. It’s a fun activity the kids enjoy getting involved with.

Shake it up salsa

You need:

  • 2-3 fresh tomatoes, chopped (fresh, not canned)
  • 1/4 C. chopped onion
  • 1 T. cilantro
  • Salt
  • Garlic
  • Pepper
  • Cholula

How to make this quick and easy salsa:

  1. Put all ingredients in a medium sized mixing bowl. Let your preschooler help add ingredients as well as stir. Add additional spices to taste if you’d like. We like to use McCormick’s steak seasoning instead of regular pepper, and sometimes I’ll add a dash of parmesan cheese. The Cholula adds a bit more spice, so make sure to leave it out if spicey is not your favorite.
  2. Once the mixture has been stirred, pour into a jar and seal the lid tightly. Ask your preschooler to shake the jar for a while. This not only mixes the ingredients further, it helps to break down the tomatoes and create more juices.
  3. You can eat it right away, but the flavor gets stronger the longer you let it sit.

Add this salsa to melted velveta for a super yummy queso!

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