Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Container Gardening / Pico de Gallo salsa

For this activity, we learned about container gardening and followed a recipe to prepare a snack, all going along with the 'faith' theme we had for the month 

Container gardening: Plant seeds (something easy to care for and fast-growing like herbs) in pots. Explain the care needed for growing plants for food. We planted cilantro seeds, since that went along well with making the pico de gallo, but you could plant anything.

Talk about how faith is like a seed: (See Alma 32:27–43)

Learn to make ‘pico de gallo’ salsa: (fresh salsa, no cooking required). Recipe below.

Eat the salsa with chips: You can also double or triple the recipe if you need to, or if you want to send some pico de gallo home with the girls (in that case, bring tupperware).


  • 6 roma (plum) tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 lime

Directions: Stir the tomatoes, onion, and cilantro together in a bowl. Squeeze the juice of one lime over the top and stir again. Refrigerate for at least 10 minutes before serving. Serves @ 6 people (generous servings)


PURPOSE: Reinforce the concept of faith being like a seed, learn practical self-reliance skills of gardening and food preparation.



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