By Laura Printon, age 9, Vermont

Laura took a cooking class in the third grade, which inspired her desire to pick “salsa ingredients” from the garden, reports her mother, Catherine. Because Laura’s brother likes soft tortillas, Laura incorporated chicken or tofu tortillas into the meal along with serving beans and fruit, like kiwi.

Instructions

For the Salsa:

In a food processor or blender, combine all the tomatoes, bell peppers, onion, cilantro, and lemon or lime juice. Blend until the ingredients are well combined but the salsa is still chunky.

For the Tortillas:

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Top each tortilla with equal amounts of the chicken, beans, and cheese, and bake until the cheese is melted and the chicken is warm, 10 to 12 minutes. Just before serving, add the lettuce, apple, and avocado, and serve with the salsa.

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