Ninfa's Green Sauce
30 mins (prep 15, cooking 15)
9 ingredients
8 servings
This green sauce is popular in many Mexican restaurants around Houston. Ninfa's was one of the first to serve this sauce. The recipe has been printed in the Houston Chronicle several times. I've adapted it slightly. Mama Ninfa Rodriquez Laurenzo opened the original Ninfa's Restaurant on Navigation street in 1973. Her food differed from the usual Tex-Mex restaurants in town. She seemed to achieve fame in the kitchen overnight. Some of her famous guests included George Bush, Michael Douglas, John Travolta, Rock Hudson, and Aerosmith! Mama Ninfa lost her battle with cancer last year, but her much loved Mexican food lives on. The original Ninfa's is still there, and there are several other locations here in Houston as well.

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Serving Size (47.11 g)
Servings 8
Amount per Serving
Calories 62.01 Calories from Fat 42.39
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4.71g 57.95%
Saturated Fat 2.93g 117.16%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 15.53mg 41.41%
Sodium 182.35mg 60.78%
Total Carbohydrate 3.52g 9.39%
Dietary Fiber 0.02 g 0.76%
Sugars 0.11 g %
Protein 1.62g 25.99%
Vitamin A 145.61IU% Vitamin C 0.75mg%
Calcium 64.68mg% Iron 0.05mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
medium green tomatoes, fresh tomatillos, fresh cilantro