Portuguese Caldo Verde Soup
Portuguese Caldo Verde Soup - A rustic sausage potato and kale soup with bold flavor and chunky texture. This slightly creamy version is so enticing, you'll want to make it again and again!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time18 mins
Total Time28 mins
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 yellow onions, peeled and chopped
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 1/2 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes peeled, quartered, and sliced thin
- 4 cups finely chopped kale, collard or mustard greens
- 8 cups chicken broth
- 1/4 cup dry sherry
- Zest of one lemon
- 3/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 12 ounces hard Portuguese Chouriço sausage, Linguiça, or Spanish Chorizo
- 15 ounces white beans, drained (1 can)
- 1/4 cup heavy cream
- Salt and pepper
Place a 6-quart heavy bottomed soup pot
over medium heat. Add the oil, onions, and garlic. Sauté for 3 minutes.
Next add the potatoes, chopped kale, chicken broth, sherry, lemon zest, smoked paprika, and 1/2 teaspoon salt to the pot. Bring to a boil, then lower the heat. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes to soften the potatoes and kale.
Peel the casing off the sausage. Cut the sausage links into quarters lengthwise. Then slice into thin wedges. Stir in the sausage, white beans, and heavy cream. Simmer another 5 minutes. Taste, then salt and pepper as needed.
Serving: 1cup | Calories: 234kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 772mg | Potassium: 762mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 47.7% | Vitamin C: 55.1% | Calcium: 10.1% | Iron: 23.2%