Saturday, January 17, 2009

Iguana Joe's/Casa Ole's Green Dip

Since we've moved, I have not been able to find a Mexican Restaurant that Kody likes. We have visited several and he turns his nose up. When we lived in Houston, we always went to Iguana Joe's on Woodforest Blvd. I figured out if the restaurant doesn't have the green sauce with the chips Kody has automatically decided he doesn't care for that place. So, the other day I got on the internet and looked up recipes for the green dip. I found 3 recipes. Yesterday, for my mother's get together, I made all three. We had a lot of green sauce. Everyone participated in a taste testing contest. The third recipe won. My son was ecstatic! Now, we can make his green dip in Teague, TX! Smiles! Here's the recipe...

Green Dip

4 Ripe Avocados
16 oz. Daisy Sour Cream
1 can Rotel Original
1/2 TB Garlic Powder
1 - 4 oz can Ortega Green Chili's
2 tsp Salt
1 tsp Real Lemon, Lemon Juice
3 oz Philadelphia Cream Cheese (the tiny pkg.)

Put all ingredients in a blender and liquify. Serve with Tia Rosa's Megathin Tortilla Chips (their just like the restaurant's - heating instructions are even on the bag). Enjoy!


  1. I have been looking for a recipe like this for a long time. Ever since I came back to Idaho I have been craving it. I was happy to get on here and find it, but I was even more happy to find out you are a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I served my mission in east Houston. I served in Channelview and Baytown so my companion and I went to Iguana joe's alot. I miss the people and the food of the south. thanks for sharing the recipe, can't wait to try it!


  2. I loved going to that iguana joes but my family moved away too and I haven't been to iguana joes in forever I have always loved there green sauce. thanks so much for giving the recipe. hope to make it soon.

  3. I MISS YOU, GREEN SAUCE. I should have never moved to Atlanta.

  4. Also, I went to a Mexican food restaurant in Atlanta for the first time and the enchilada cheese was white and they didn't have cheese enchiladas on the adult menu, so I had to order from the kids. It was so gross. I kept asking "Is there tex-mex around here?" the whole time. :(

  5. the entire thing of sour cream?