There’s nothing like a bowl of comforting, hot soup on a chilly winter day. My favorite soup of all time is called caldo verde. Today, you can find this delicious soup throughout the country although originally it comes from the northern, Minho region of Portugal. I’d go so far as to say that caldo verde has become our national soup and with good reason! Watch me as I guide you through this recipe. You can thank me when your families or guests can’t get enough of it!
This is traditional Portuguese soul food at its best. It’s easy to make, healthy and yummy – the holy trinity of recipes.
2 cloves of garlic
2 medium potatoes
250 g (appox. 9 oz) finely chopped collard greens into strings (in these photos, I’ve used kale)
Extra virgin olive oil
Optional, but highly recommended: Chouriço, thickly sliced, to taste
Portuguese tip: an immersion blender (absolutely vital in Portuguese cooking) is ideal for this recipe.
1. Add salt to a pot of water and place on a high heat. Add the onion and one of the garlic cloves.
2. Add the potatoes (I cut them into pieces so they cook faster) to the water.
Finally, let me know what you think! Bom apetite, as we say in Portugal!