From The Dirt e-newsletter, November 2014

Ready to throw a Salsa Party? What’s that? You can’t dance? Well, take the lead from a group of students at Hellgate High School in Missoula who threw the kind of salsa party everyone can get down with: the kind that features fresh salsa made from local ingredients! Want to learn about the Hellgate Rooftop Salsa Party? Read more.

Recipe created by the Hellgate High School Culinary 2 Classes under the guidance of Cathy Semmelroth

INGREDIENTS // YIELD – About 5 lbs of salsa – remember it’s for a salsa party:

  • 14 cups diced tomatoes
  • 3 cups diced onion
  • 4 cups diced sweet peppers, variety of colors
  • 1 cup chopped cilantro
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 Jalapenos, seeded and minced
  • 1 T Kosher salt
  • 1/3 cup lime juice, adjust to taste



  1. Mix all ingredients together, cover, and refrigerate.
  2. Serve with (local?) tortilla chips or however you wish.
  3. Party!