Vegan Capresse Salad at St. John’s

Children use heirloom tomatoes, tofu, and St. John’s Recreation Center’s garden organic basil to prepare this healthy snack. They were introduced to some new concepts:

  • Local food and food in season, as opposed to food that is processed
  • Kitchen gardens in Brooklyn (and how soon we will start our own community-garden)
  • Organic vegetables versus produced that has been sprayed with pesticides

Several children in the group tried tofu and fresh basil for the first time. Olive oil was also a new taste for them. We had some basil left, and I was pleasantly surprised to see the children eating it on its own with olive oil. Loved it!

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