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
In northern Mexico, the chiles, tomatoes, and onions are grilled before making Salsa Cruda, so why not substitute some fried vegetables? Separately frying the ingredients and flavoring with cilantro keeps this from being a pasta sauce. Serve this with chips or as a topping for grilled meat, poultry, or fish.