Caldo Verde (Portuguese Green Soup)

Total Time
10 mins
30 mins

This is quick and easy to make from ingredients found in most grocery stores. Updated to taste better by adding chicken broth. If you use chicken bouillon cubes, omit salt.

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  1. In a large saucepan, heat oil over medium low heat; add onions and saute until softened, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add water, chicken broth, potatoes and pepperoni.
  3. Simmer about 20 minutes until potatoes are tender.
  4. Remove pepperoni and set aside.
  5. Puree soup with an immersion blender or in a blender by batches.
  6. Add Sazon packet, cabbage and spinach, return pepperoni; bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 2 minutes.
  7. Taste and add salt, if needed.
  8. Serve hot.