Amazing Kids! Magazine

Cook Time with Remmi – February 2016

By Remmi Smith, Cook Nook Columnist

 

Hi Amazing Kids! I am way too excited to present to you my famous Strawberry Salsa recipe! Why? Well because it’s awesomely good of course…but what is really great is that strawberries are my all-time favorite food. If you have read anything about me… I eat these wonderful beauties every single day…Yes…I am telling you the truth. First thing I ask my mom when I am picked up after school is “Do we have strawberries?”

Valentine’s Day comes this month and aren’t strawberries the perfect food to serve!! My Strawberry Salsa is easy to make and it is a beautiful dish to serve. It’s RED, LUCIOUS and SWEET and HEALTHY!

Did you know strawberries are the first berry to open in spring? How about this…the strawberry is the only fruit that has seeds on the outside and not on the inside? And did you know each berry has approximately 200 seeds? Belgium has a museum dedicated to strawberries….. can’t wait to go there!

Strawberries are a Super Food… a kind of food you should eat every day! My salsa is full of interesting ingredients… pineapple adds natural sweetness, jalapeno a bit of spice, crunchy cucumbers, and bell peppers full of vitamin C.  I hope you enjoy it!

Hugs! <3 Remmi!

Strawberry Salsa

Ingredients:

  • Tortilla Chips
  • Pineapple
  • Green Bell Pepper
  • Olive Oil
  • Yellow Bell Pepper
  • Lime Juice
  • Strawberries
  • Onion
  • Cilantro
  • Orange Juice
  • Cucumber
  • Jalapeño Pepper
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Directions:

  1. Combine cleaned and chopped strawberries, pineapple, cucumber, jalapeño, green bell pepper, yellow bell pepper, and onion in a bowl. (Note: Wear gloves when cutting jalapeño.)
  2. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  3. Mix ingredients together.
  4. In another bowl, combine lime juice, olive oil, and orange juice for the sauce.
  5. Mix the sauce ingredients.
  6. Drizzle sauce over fruit and vegetables just before serving.
  7. Stir the sauce in the mixture.
  8. Scoop some of the salsa into a small serving bowl.
  9. Garnish with cilantro.
  10. Serve with tortilla chips.

Enjoy and Happy Valentine’s Day! <3Remmi!

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