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COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL Appetizers and Dips 23 Salsa tomato mixture for dipping tortilla chips. Try it with a variey of Salsa is a Mexican diferently flavored tortilla chips. Ingredients Directions 1 ½ cups diced tomatoes 1/2 cup diced green peppers 1/2 cup chopped scallions (green onions) 1 tablespoon minced garlic 1 tablespoon cider vinegar 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 teaspoon oregano 1 teaspoon parsley 1 teaspoon salt Tortilla chips for dipping 1 With adult supervision, use a sharp knife and cutting Equipment Measuring cups Measuring spoons Mixing bowl Mixing spoon Sharp knife Cutting board Small bowls for serving board to dice tomatoes and green peppers into very small cube shapes. (Warning: Have children wash their hands after handling peppers; and make sure they avoid touching their faces until they do so.) 2 Chop the scallions, measure, and then mix with the tomatoes and green peppers. 3 Combine garlic, vinegar, olive oil, oregano, and parsley in a mixing bowl. Add the chopped vegetables to the bowl and mix well. Add salt to taste if desired. 4 Refrigerate before serving. (Hint: The longer the salsa is chilled, the more the vegetable flavors will blend and the juicier it will become.) 5 Serve with tortilla chips. 6 Refrigerate leftovers for another tasty snack. Extension Sweet peppers come in a variety of different colors. Do a taste test of each colored pepper. Chart the responses or favorites. A Book to Read Mi Casa/My House by George Ancona is a sweet story about Araceli, a young girl from Mexico. Araceli tells her story about living on a ranch in Oregon. Yield: Makes 20 servings. Serving size 2 tablespoons. Nutritional information for salsa: 1 gram fat, 1 gram carbohydrate, 0 grams fiber, 0 grams protein. COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL