Caldo verde

Caldo Verde: Delicious Comforting Portuguese Soup

Caldo verde is a traditional Portuguese soup originating from the northern part of the country (province of Minho).

Creamy from the potatoes and meaty from the chorizo, this is a perfect choice for a cold day.


  • 1 onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 900g potatoes
  • 300g kale
  • 1 chorizo
  • 50ml olive oil
  • salt
  • pepper


  1. ⁠Peal the potatos and cut them into 2cm cubes.
  2. ⁠Peal the garlic and chop finely..
  3. ⁠Peal the onion and slice thinly.
  4. ⁠Pour 2 liters of water to a pot, add potatoes, onion and garlic, and bring to boil.
  5. ⁠Make shallow cuts on the chorizo and add it to the pot once the water starts boiling.
  6. ⁠Add 25ml of olive oil and a generous pinch of salt, lower the heat to medium low, cover, and cook for 30 minutes.
  7. ⁠In the meantime, cut the kale into thin strips.
  8. ⁠Remove the chorizo and cream the the veggies with a hand blender.
  9. ⁠Add the kale and 25ml of olive oil, stir, and let it cook for 15 minutes.
  10. ⁠In the meantime, cut the cooked chorizo into round slices.
  11. ⁠Add pepper and salt to taste, add cut chorizo, stir and serve.

Bonus Tips for Caldo verde

  • Match it with a homemade Broa do Milho from 196flavors and you are in for a treat! 
  • Instead of chorizo one can use Portuguese sausage linguiça.