Welcome Summer! Edible Rhody KIDS is created in collaboration with Edible Rhody magazine. This seasons’ topic, “Tomatoes”, celebrates this delicious summer fruit in all its many shapes, sizes and colors! Check out the ER summer issue online or available at local newsstands all over the state.
For many people, a fresh tomato is the perfect summer treat. Some like to eat their tomatoes the way you eat a whole apple, and in fact tomatoes were once referred to as “love apples.” Even if you don’t love to eat them whole, there are many ways to enjoy tomatoes in your favorite summer meals.
Get kids cooking!
An easy way to use tomatoes is to make a fresh summer salsa. Be sure to ask for help from an adult when using a sharp knife
- 3 medium-sized fresh tomatoes, chopped
- Â½ red onion, diced
- 1 small bunch cilantro, chopped
- 1 jalapeÃ±o, chopped (optional)
- 1 mango, peach or seeded pomegranate, chopped (optional)
- Juice of 1 lime
- Salt and pepper
Combine all the ingredients in a bowl. If you are going to use jalapeÃ±o, be careful not to touch your eyes after chopping, and wear rubber gloves. Add a small amount at a time so your salsa doesn’t become too spicy for your taste buds. Let sit for an hour for the flavors to combine. Enjoy with tortilla chips, eggs or just plain with a spoon!
If your child is a bit “picky” about what they eat, we suggest reading one of our favorite picture books,Â I Will Never Not Ever Eat a Tomato, by Lauren Child to help your child see food (including tomatoes) in a whole new light.
Visit Edible Rhody KIDS for more tomatoe fun including recipes and a word sort!