Caldo Verde

Caldo Verde


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About this recipe: This soup is a Portuguese favourite, and a great use of kale. Enjoy it with a thick slice of your favourite bread!


Serves: 6 

  • 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 onion, minced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 6 potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 2 litres cold water
  • 170g fresh chorizo or linguica sausage, thinly sliced
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • ground black pepper to taste
  • 500g kale, rinsed and julienned

Prep:20min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hr5min 

  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 the boil, and let boil gently for 20 minutes, until potatoes are mushy.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large frying pan 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 green. Stir in the remaining tablespoon of olive oil and serve at once.

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Used different ingredients. also good with thinly sliced celery and carrots added while sweating the onions & garlic - 04 Jan 2011

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