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A Celebration of Kids and Cooking

ChopChop’s mission is to get kids cooking real food at home with their families. And we are succeeding! ChopChop Magazine inspires over 3 million families each year with our tasty recipes. And most recently, our ChopChop Cooking Club has helped kids learn how to make essential recipes everyone should know.  With over 4,000 members nationwide, kids are cooking and earning badges celebrating new cooking skills.

Joining us in celebrating kids and cooking are our friends at The Creative Kitchen. The Kids Food Festival at Bryant Park, New York City brings together the youth foodies from all over. The weekend-long event engages kids in food-related activities, cooking classes, musical performances, and workshops. Join in the celebration on March 5th and 6th! For more information about the Kids Food Festival, click here.

If you can’t join us next weekend, try making the Kids Food Festival Summer Salsa recipe. It’s a great topping that goes perfectly with next month’s ChopChop Cooking Club challenge: Fish Tacos! Check it out:

Kids Food Festival Fresh, Flavorful & Fun Salsa
By Cricket Azima, The Creative Kitchen

4 tomatoes
1 cup strawberries
1 mango
2 kiwifruit
1 seedless cucumber
2 different colored bell peppers
1 15.5-ounce can cannellini beans

1 8-ounce can corn
1 cup fresh cilantro leaves
2 limes
olive oil, to taste
salt and pepper, to taste
chips (baked chips for a healthier option)


  1. Dice tomatoes, strawberries, mango, kiwifruit, cucumber, and peppers and place in a medium mixing bowl.
  2. Add beans and corn to the bowl and stir together.
  3. Tear or chop cilantro leaves and add to the bowl.
  4. Dress salsa with lime juice, olive oil, salt, and pepper, to taste. Mix well and eat with chips!

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