Portuguese Green Soup (Caldo Verde)

READY IN: 55mins
Recipe by Judy Lyne

After having this potato based kale soup at a local portuguese restaurant, I was able to recreate it with great results. My husband swears it's better than theirs and it remains a favorite in my recipe collection.

Top Review by karen in tbay

A velvety, filling soup.....We used turkey broth, cooked kale from the freezer and hot italian sausage - definitely a repeater!!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a 4 quart stockpot, combine water, potatoes, onion, garlic, and linguica.
  2. Cover and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium/low, season with salt and simmer until the potatoes are very tender, 20-30 minutes.
  3. Cut heat, remove linguica, cut into small pieces and set aside. Puree contents of the soup to a smooth consistency and return to a boil.
  4. Add the prepared kale, linguica pieces and olive oil. Simmer until the kale is bright green and tender, but not mushy, approximately 5 minutes.
  5. Serve with crusty bread and salad.

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