Literally "green soup," this simple and tasty potato and kale soup is served everywhere in Portugal from the meanest taverns to the fanciest restaurants, and it's a delicious and warming comforter on a cold winter evening served with crusty or Portuguese bread. Much like a potato and leek soup but with the benefits of all the vitamins and minerals that are packed in kale, it's also a great soup to nourish a loved one who's feeling under the weather.
The kick in green soup, when it's desired, usually comes from what most of us would probably consider an unbelievable amount of garlic. In my version, I temper the garlic and substitute instead a little of the fieriness of dried red chillies. And although caldo verde is almost always cooked with Portuguese sausages, we vegetarians don't need to know that, do we?
|Caldo Verde (Portuguese Potato and Kale Soup)|
|Recipe by Lisa Turner|
Published on January 4, 2008
Literally "green soup", caldo verde is a simple, charming and nourishing Portuguese potato and kale soup