Caldo Verde (Portuguese Green Soup) Recipe

Caldo Verde (Portuguese Green Soup) Recipes

  • PREP 20 mins
  • COOK 30 mins
  • READY IN 1 hr 


Original recipe makes 6 servings

  •  4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  •  1 onion, minced
  •  1 clove garlic, minced
  •  6 potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
  •  2 quarts cold water
  •  6 ounces linguica sausage, thinly sliced
  •  2 1/2 teaspoons salt
  •  ground black pepper to taste
  •  1 pound kale, rinsed and julienned


  1. In a large saucepan over medium heat, cook onion and garlic in 3 tablespoons olive oil for 3 minutes. Stir in potatoes and cook, stirring constantly, 3 minutes more. Pour in water, bring to a boil, and let boil gently for 20 minutes, until potatoes are mushy.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet over medium-low heat, cook sausage until it has released most of its fat, 10 minutes. Drain.
  3. Mash potatoes or puree the potato mixture with a blender or food processor. Stir the sausage, salt and pepper into the soup and return to medium heat. Cover and simmer 5 minutes.
  4. Just before serving, stir kale into soup and simmer, 5 minutes, until kale is tender and jade green. Stir in the remaining tablespoon of olive oil and serve at once.
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