Ninfa's Green Sauce Recipe

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The late proprietor of the Houston chain Ninfa’s is credited with inventing this green sauce that is a very popular staple of Tex-Mex cuisine, especially in the Houston area. This stuff is awesome. Adapted from Texas Home Cooking. The recipe has been printed in the Houston Chronicle several times.

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Servings: 4-5 Cups


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  • 3 medium ripe avocados peeled, pitted and sliced
  • 3 medium green tomatoes, coarsely chopped (you can substitute yellow if you can't find green ones, but never use red)
  • 4 tomatillos, cleaned and chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 4 sprigs cilantro
  • 1 to 2 jalapenos, stemmed and coarsely chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, to taste (I use Lowry's seasoned salt for additional flavor)


  1. Combine chopped tomatoes, tomatillos, jalapenos and garlic in a saucepan. Bring to a boil (tomatoes provide the liquid), reduce heat and simmer 10 to 15 minutes.
  2. Place tomato mixture with the avocados, cilantro and salt in food processor or blender and blend until smooth.
  3. Add sour cream and blend until smooth.
  4. Serve over your favorite food or with tortilla chips.


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 287g
Recipe makes 4 servings
Calories 317  
Calories from Fat 253 80%
Total Fat 28.57g 36%
Saturated Fat 11.6g 46%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 45mg 15%
Sodium 370mg 15%
Potassium 798mg 23%
Total Carbs 15.12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 6.9g 23%
Sugars 7.25g 5%
Protein 4.56g 7%
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  • Patrick Travis
    July 12, 2010
    This sounds like a very nice alternative to other green salsa's I've used. Its going on my "must try" list.

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