|Preparation time||20 min|
|Cooking Time||35 min|
|Ready In||55 min|
|Level of Difficulty||Easy|
Portuguese caldo verde is a traditional soup that originated in the northern region of Portugal. The soup is made with potatoes, onions, kale or collard greens, and Portuguese chouriço or linguiça sausage.
To make caldo verde, the potatoes are first boiled in water with onions and garlic until they are tender. The mixture is then pureed until smooth, creating a thick and creamy base for the soup. The kale or collard greens are thinly sliced and added to the potato mixture, along with slices of the sausage. The soup is simmered until the kale is tender and the sausage is cooked through.
Caldo verde is typically served hot, often with a drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkling of paprika on top. It is a hearty and comforting soup that is perfect for cold weather. Caldo verde is also commonly served as a starter course for a traditional Portuguese meal.
- In a pot with enough water, cook the peeled potatoes with some salt.
- When the potatoes are cooked, place them in the blender with the water, blend until they become smooth and creamy and put aside.
- In another pot with olive oil, sauté the garlic and lightly fry the linguica.
- Add the blended potato cream.
- Check the salt, add pepper and collard greens or kale, mix well and let it cook until the collard greens or kale is cooked.