Cabbage and Potato Soup (Caldo Verde)

Total Time
20 mins
10 mins

Traditional Portuguese soup, very good!! (The wine and food of Europe - Marc & Kim Millon)

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  1. Peel and cut up potatoes, and boil in salted water, with garlic.
  2. When soft, mash and add olive oil and cabbage or kale.
  3. Boil uncovered for about 3 minutes.
  4. Season to taste.
  5. Serve in bowls with a drop of olive oil in the bottom of each.
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4 5

I am Portuguese and this is truly delicious. Very "light" and tremendously good for you! I use the Kale when I make Caldo Verde! Thanks for posting this!

4 5

Very, very interesting, and pretty darn good! I wondered if the oil was necessary, but I added it anyway for it to be as authentic as possible... well I DID have to use cabbage, because no wayyy I'd find kale in markets here! :-) I peppered this nicely and had a lovely, light, winter dinner with toasted bread and fruit. Thanks Dorothy!

5 5

This was a delicious soup. I loved the way the garlic flavoured the potatoes. I had red cabbage to use up and am glad I came upon this recipe. We ended up adding salt to each bowl, I would probably add 1 or 2 tsp of salt to it next time. Thanks for the simple but yummy recipe!