Caldo Verde is one of the most well known and delicious traditional portuguese dishes.
I ate a lot of soup growing up, and one of my absolute favorites was Caldo Verde. Best served with a side of bread and extra chorizo, this savory soup will warm up any day – or night!!
This real Caldo Verde soup is made with Portuguese kale ,but it can also be made with regular collard greens. Topped with chorizo, this flavorful and easy to make soup is perfect for those cold winter nights or a quick weeknight meal!
1 lb. potatoes, peeled and sliced (4 medium potatoes)
1 lb. Portuguese kale, rinsed and julienned
1 medium onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, chopped
1 small chorizo, sliced
8 cups water
1/2 cup olive oil
salt & pepper
Add water, sliced potatoes, chopped onion and garlic to a large saucepan. Boil all the ingredients together with ¼ cup of olive oil for 20 minutes, until they are soft. The longer you cook them the thicker your soup will be. Season with salt & pepper
Blend it until smooth - if using a blender, always remember to allow the soup to cool a little before blending it. It is also ok to use an immersion blender.
Add the julienned kale and sliced chorizo. Simmer for 10 minutes, until kale is cooked. (You can add some slices of chorizo to the serving bowl right before eating instead of cooking it with the vegetables)
Serve hot, drizzle with some olive oil
Best eaten with a nice slice of country bread or corn bread on the side