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(Many Paths)

An Online Newsletter Celebrating Native America


May 22, 2004 - Issue 113


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Salsa de Tomatillo (Green Tomato Sauce)

  • 1-10 oz. can Mexican green tomatoes, drained
  • 1 Tblsp. finely chopped white onion
  • 1/2 clove garlic
  • 2 or more canned seranno chilies, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon green cilantro, chopped
  • salt to taste
Thoroughly mix all ingredients, mashing the green tomatoes, or whirl very briefly in a blender or food processor. Serve in a bowl or gravy boat.

Salsa Criolla (Creole Sauce)



  • 2 medium onions, finely chopped
  • 3 medium tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 1 fresh hot green pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped parsley
  • Salt, freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar


In a bowl, combine the onions, tomatoes, pepper, garlic, and parsley, mixing lightly. Season with salt and pepper. In a small bowl beat together the oil and vinegar with a fork, then poor the mixture over the vegetables. Stir to mix.

Salsa de Choclos (Sweetcorn Sauce)



  • 2 cups sweetcorn kernels, if using frozen corn, thaw thoroughly
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • salt, freshly ground white pepper
  • 1 or two eggs, lightly beaten


In a blender or food processor combine the corn, milk, sweet paprika, salt and peper and reduce to a smooth puree'. Pour into a saucepan and cook, stirring constantly, over low heat for 5 minutes, or until the mixture is well blended. If necessary, thicken the sauce by stirring in 1 or 2 eggs, lightly beaten, and cooking over low heat, stirring, until the sauce is thickened.

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