Green is good, and the proof is in this salsa, made with green tomatoes, tomatillos, jalapenos, avocadoes, and cilantro. Garlic and sour cream add the finishing touches on this recipe that was featured on the Homesick Texan blog.
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Ninfa Laurenzo, the late proprietor of the Houston chain Ninfa's is credited with inventing green sauce. But it's the rare Mexican restaurant in Houston that doesn't also offer the salsa—it's ubiquitous all over town. The one Houston restaurant that famously didn't serve it was Pappasito's, so I always refused to dine there—why bother? Without green sauce a Houston Tex-Mex meal was incomplete. (Though I have been informed that Pappasito's has recently added green sauce so perhaps I'll go there next time I'm in town).