I’m writing to you today brimming with excitement because I’ve finally managed to perfectly recreate one of my all-time favorite culinary delights – the Casa Ole Green Sauce!
As someone who’s never shied away from adding an extra dollop of this flavorful condiment to my enchiladas, tacos, or even just a bowl of tortilla chips, I was driven to recreate it at home.
After numerous trials and a lot of delicious errors, I finally perfected a homemade version of the Casa Ole Green Sauce.
It captures the creamy, tangy, and just-right spicy essence of the restaurant’s iconic sauce.
I can’t keep this joy to myself, so I’m here to share with you this carefully crafted recipe.
You’re in for a treat, and soon enough, your homemade Tex-Mex dishes will reach new heights with this sauce by their side.
Let’s dive in and get started!
- 1 What Do You Need To Make Casa Ole Green Sauce?
- 2 How To Make Casa Ole Green Sauce
- 3 Expert Tips When Making Casa Ole Green Sauce
- 4 What To Eat Casa Ole Green Sauce With?
- 5 Casa Ole Green Sauce Recipe
What Do You Need To Make Casa Ole Green Sauce?
Avocados are the primary ingredient in this recipe, providing the base for the sauce.
They give the sauce a creamy, smooth texture and contribute a rich, slightly nutty flavor.
Avocados are also full of healthy fats and dietary fiber.
Choose ripe avocados for the best results – they should give slightly when squeezed gently.
Garlic adds a potent and savory depth of flavor to the sauce.
Fresh garlic is recommended for its superior taste.
If you find the taste of raw garlic too strong, you can reduce the amount or omit it altogether.
Sour cream contributes to the creaminess of the sauce while adding a tangy flavor that balances the richness of the avocados.
For a lighter option, you can use Greek yogurt instead.
Vegan alternatives can also be used for a dairy-free version of the sauce.
Tomatillo Salsa (Salsa Verde)
Tomatillo salsa, or salsa verde, adds a tangy, zesty flavor to the sauce and complements the creaminess of the avocados and sour cream.
Store-bought salsa verde is typically used, but you can make your own if you prefer.
Cilantro adds a fresh, herbaceous note to the sauce.
Some people find cilantro to taste soapy due to a genetic trait.
If you or your guests fall into this category, you can substitute with parsley, or simply omit it.
Adding a jalapeño gives the sauce a spicy kick.
The seeds and ribs of the jalapeño are where most of the heat is concentrated, so removing them can help control the spice level.
If you prefer a milder sauce, you can omit the jalapeño altogether.
Lime juice adds a burst of citrusy acidity to the sauce, balancing out the richness of the avocados and sour cream.
It also helps to keep the avocado from browning.
Salt and Pepper
Salt enhances the flavors of the other ingredients, while pepper adds a slight heat.
Always season to taste, as the amount needed can vary depending on personal preference and the specific brands of sour cream and salsa verde used.
How To Make Casa Ole Green Sauce
Step One: Grab those ripe avocados, give them a good peel and remove that pit. Toss the avocado flesh into your blender or food processor. It’s all going to get blended together, so don’t worry about chopping it up too fine.
Step Two: Next, it’s time to load up that blender with flavor. Add in the minced garlic, sour cream, tomatillo salsa, chopped cilantro, and the juice of 1 lime. Your blender should be smelling pretty amazing right about now!
Step Three: Now, how about a little heat? If you’re up for it, toss in a jalapeño. If you’re not into spicy foods, it’s totally fine to skip this step. But if you do like a little kick, the jalapeño will add a nice punch to your sauce.
Step Four: Time to get blending! Blend all those ingredients together until you have a smooth, creamy sauce. It should be pretty thick, but still pourable.
Step Five: Now, let’s make sure the flavors are just right. Give the sauce a taste and add salt and pepper as needed. Remember, it’s always easier to add more than to take away, so start small and adjust until it tastes perfect to you.
Step Six: If the sauce is looking a little too thick for your liking, you can thin it out with a touch of water or extra lime juice. Add a little bit at a time, blending and checking the consistency until it’s just how you like it.
Step Seven: And voila! Your green sauce is ready to go. You can serve it immediately, or store it in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. It’s perfect with chips, tacos, or just about any Tex-Mex dish. Enjoy!
Expert Tips When Making Casa Ole Green Sauce
Get The Avocados Right
Choose avocados that are perfectly ripe for the best flavor and texture.
They should yield slightly to gentle pressure but not feel mushy.
Overripe avocados may result in a sauce with an off flavor, while underripe avocados won’t blend as smoothly.
Handle Jalapeños Carefully
When handling jalapeños, remember to wear gloves or wash your hands thoroughly afterwards.
The capsaicin, which causes the spiciness, can linger on your skin and cause discomfort if you accidentally touch your eyes or sensitive skin.
Adjust the Thickness As desired
The thickness of the sauce can easily be adjusted.
If your sauce is too thick, you can thin it out with some water or extra lime juice.
If it’s too thin, you can add more avocado or even a little bit of cream cheese for extra thickness.
Store It Like This
To store the sauce, place it in an airtight container in the fridge.
A thin layer of lime or lemon juice on the top can help prevent the sauce from browning.
It’s best to use the sauce within 3 days.
Consider Ingredient Substitutions
To make this recipe vegan, substitute the sour cream with a dairy-free alternative.
There are many plant-based sour creams available on the market, or you could use a creamy, unsweetened non-dairy yogurt.
Blender or Food Processor
You can use either a blender or a food processor to make this sauce.
A high-powered blender will result in a smoother, more velvety sauce, while a food processor may leave a bit more texture.
Both are delicious – it just depends on your preference!
What To Eat Casa Ole Green Sauce With?
The crunchy chips pair perfectly with the creamy, spicy sauce, making it a perfect snack or appetizer.
Whether you’re making fish, chicken, beef, or veggie tacos, this green sauce makes an excellent topping.
It adds a nice, creamy texture and a pop of flavor that will enhance your taco experience.
This sauce can also be poured over enchiladas before they are baked.
The result is a flavorful, moist enchilada with a delicious creamy tang from the sauce.
Grilled Meats or Fish
This green sauce can also serve as a fantastic accompaniment to grilled meats or fish.
The tangy, creamy sauce is a nice contrast to the smoky flavors from the grill.
Consider drizzling this sauce over scrambled eggs, or using it to top off a breakfast burrito or huevos rancheros.
The combination of eggs and this green sauce makes for a delicious, savory breakfast.
If you’re looking for a way to spice up your salad, consider using this sauce as a dressing.
It pairs well with crisp, fresh veggies and adds a flavorful twist to a standard salad.
Rice and Beans
Drizzle this green sauce over a simple dish of rice and beans.
The rich flavor of the sauce will add a lot of depth and interest to these simple ingredients.
As an alternative to standard sour cream and chive topping, consider using this green sauce on your baked potatoes.
It’s a unique twist that will make your side dish stand out.
- 3 medium-sized ripe avocados
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1 cup tomatillo salsa/salsa verde
- 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
- 1 jalapeño
- Juice of 1 lime
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Start by peeling the avocados and removing the pit. Place the avocado flesh in a blender or food processor
- Add the minced garlic, sour cream, tomatillo salsa, chopped cilantro, and the juice of 1 lime to the blender.
- If you want your sauce to have an extra kick, you can add the jalapeño at this point. If you prefer a milder sauce, you can leave this out.
- Blend all the ingredients together until you have a smooth and creamy sauce.
- Taste the sauce and add salt and pepper as needed. Remember, you can always add more, so start with a small amount and adjust as necessary.
- If the sauce is too thick, you can thin it out with a little bit of water or extra lime juice. Just add a small amount at a time until you reach your desired consistency.
- Serve immediately, or store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
The 1-hour additional time is only if you are refrigerating the sauce.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 100Total Fat: 10gSodium: 110mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 2gProtein: 1g
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Hello. I’m Jeremy – an experienced saucier who has worked in some of the top kitchens over the last few decades. With a love for sauces, food, and nutrition, I decided to create WeWantTheSauce. Here I share my knowledge and expertise; from ingredients and recipes to storage all the way through to recommendations for every sauce imaginable.