Caldo Verde soup

JanaBy Jana      

October 21, 2014

Caldo Verde soup 0 5 0

Portuguese cabbage soup with chorizo.

  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • 20 mins

    30 mins

    50 mins

  • Yields: 6 Bowls


1Gently fry the onions and garlic in the olive oil until softened and translucent.

2Chop the chorizo into small chunks and add to the pan with the onion.


4Fry the onions and sausage for a few more minutes and then add the diced potatoes. They will absorb all the flavour from the sausage.

5Transfer the mixture to a large pan, add the stock, seasoning and bay leaves, and cook until the potatoes are soft.


7Meanwhile, very finely chop the cabbage.


9When the potatoes are ready, mash them into the broth to make a thick base. Blanch the greens in boiling water for one minute to take off any bitterness, drain, then add to the simmering broth.


11Add as much cabbage as the broth will support - if you want heavy soup add loads of greens, if lighter, add less.


13Simmer for a few minutes. The soup will go the colour of jade.

14Mix the smoked paprika with some olive oil to make a dressing, and swirl this red magic into the vibrant green soup. Serve with some rustic country bread.



2 big onions, finely chopped

4 cloves garlic, crushed

60ml olive oil

1 chorizo sausage

6 large potatoes

1.5 litres good vegetable or chicken stock

salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

2 bay leaves

large bunch of greens or cabbage

smoked paprika and olive oil


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