Fresh Salsa


Recipe courtesy of AUNI, the Agaston Urban Nutrition Initiative

When Michele Obama challenged American schools to create healthy cafeteria recipes for a national competition, many Philadelphians sprang into action. WHYY Friday Arts chronicles the coming together of numerous forces, including chef Daniel McLaughlin, the non-profit AUNI, the Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative, and the Philly children and teens who participate in AUNI's cooking clubs, to create a delicious and healthy menu that any school would be proud to serve.

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Yield: 6 servings



  • 2 cups tomatoes – chopped
  • 1/2 cup green bell pepper – chopped
  • 1/4 cup onion – diced
  • 2 teaspoons fresh cilantro – minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 fresh jalapeno – chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper


  1. Chop everything. Stir the tomatoes, green bell pepper, onion, cilantro, lime juice, jalapeno pepper, cumin, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Serve.
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