This salad has a few basic ingredients, but it is also ripe to receive odds and ends from your refrigerator; if you don't have alfalfa sprouts, substitute bean sprouts. If you have a garden, the freshness of this salad will be further enhanced
Like most stews, this one takes a while to cook, about 4 hours. It is interesting because it contains a number of pre-Columbian ingredients, namely Chiltepins, corn, squash, potatoes, and tepary beans. The spicy heat can be adjusted by adding or subtracting Chiltepins.