Lettuce Tacos

Greenhouse Classroom Ingredients:

  • Lettuce
  • Tomatoes
  • Peppers

Additional Ingredients:

  • Onions
  • Taco seasoning (can be pre-packaged or seasoning of your choice!)
  • Ground meat (optional) or chopped mushrooms
  • Shredded cheese (optional)
  • Salsa or guacamole * (optional)
  • Cooking oil


  1. Add 1 tablespoon cooking oil to pan on medium heat
  2. Add ground meat or chopped mushrooms to pan and cook through – put aside
  3. Add onions, peppers, and chopped tomatoes to pan and stir fry
  4. Add in cooked meat (or mushrooms) and add taco seasoning
  5. Lower heat to simmer
  6. Add all ingredients including optional cheese, guacamole, and salsa to lettuce heads and enjoy!

Chopped Israeli Salad

Greenhouse Classroom Ingredients:

  • Cucumbers
  • Tomatoes
  • Peppers
  • Parsley or Cilantro
  • Arugula (optional)

Additional Ingredients: 

  • Lemon juice
  • Olive oil
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Chickpeas (optional)
  • Onions (optional)


  1. Chop cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers and onions
  2. Mix with chickpeas and arugula, (these are optional ingredients)
  3. Add olive oil (~2 tablespoons)
  4. Add lemon juice from ½ lemon
  5. Add salt and pepper to taste
  6. Mix and serve

Nutrition facts:

  • Peppers are relatives of tomatoes, potatoes, and eggplants, which all belong to the nightshade family of plants. 
  • It is thought that a compound in chili peppers, capsaicin, may help relieve pain and inflammation in the body. 
  • Excellent source of vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin B6 and antioxidants. 
CropVitamin KVitamin A (beta-carotene)Vitamin B9 (Folate)Vitamin CMagnesiumCalciumPhosphorousIronPotassium

Location of origin:

  • North and South America

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