Cabbage and Potato Soup (Caldo Verde)

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 10 mins

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

Ingredients Nutrition


  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.
Most Helpful

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!

Graybert January 18, 2002

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!

Anu December 30, 2002

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!

Criseyde'sMom October 27, 2009