Ninfa’s Green Sauce

Ninfa’s Green sauce is popular in many Mexican Restaurants down here in Houston. Ninfa’s was one of the first restaurants to serve this sauce. Ninfa’s Green Sauce is a creamy sauce with a touch of heat. Don’t miss trying out the Ninfa’s Green Sauce. You get it when you get your salsa and chips before your meal.

Ninfa's Green Sauce

Ninfa’s Green Sauce

Ninfa's Green Sauce

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  • Recipe Type: Appetizer Recipes, CopyKat Restaurant Recipes, copyKat Recipes, Dips/Sauces
  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 10 minutes
  • Serves: 1
Ninfa's Green Sauce

This sauce is very tasty! It makes a wonderful change from salsa!


  • 3 medium Avocados
  • 3 medium Green Tomatoes
  • 4 fresh Tomatillos (find in your specialty fresh produce section of a grocery store)
  • 3 cloves Garlic
  • 2-3 Sprigs Cilantro
  • 1-2 Jalapenos
  • 1 1/2 cup Sour Cream
  • Salt to Taste


Peel avocados and place them in a blender. In a medium saucepan, boil tomatoes, tomatillos, garlic, and jalapenos for 15 minutes. Remove from saucepan and place all ingredients in a blender with the avocados. Add sour cream and blend until smooth.

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  • Kim R.

    I made this recipe and cut the sour cream back to about 1/2 a cup. It still has a slight sour flavor. Could this be the green tomatoes or tomatillos? Anybody?

    • stephaniemanley

      Sometimes fresh vegetables can vary in flavor. If something is a little extra sour, you can always add a touch of sugar to help offset the sour flavor.

  • Brenda

    Thanks for the recipe but you are missing some of the ingredients. I received the ingredients from Gringos but they wouldn’t tell me how to or how much of the ingredients to use.

    • Kim R

      What are the missing ingredients?

  • chris

    Ninfa’s IS STILL a popular Mexican restaurant. I ate at one of many locations just yesterday. Trying to make some bucks on your book, are you? Shame on you.

    • Anonymous

      About 15 years ago there were many more of these than there are now. I think the chain lost its zing when Mama Ninfa sold the chain.

  • Kim R

    Thanks for the recipe! Since moving to NE Louisiana it’s proven impossible to find good Mexican food. I made this as directed and it tasted too much like sour cream. Next time I will start with only 1/2 cup of sour cream and add more if necessary.

  • Ann

    Stephanie, I can’t tell you how long I have looked for this recipe. :) You’ve made my day.

    • Stephanie

      I am so happy I could be helpful!

  • Michelle @ 5 Forks

    This is great! I live in the Houston area and I’m so excited about trying this. I love the green sauce, it’s a must at Mexican restaurant.