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Portuguese Caldo Verde
Prep Time
2 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
22 mins
This authentic Portuguese caldo verde with chorizo recipe is one of the most popular soups made by “avós” all over Portugal. You can even associate the smell of caldo verde with a traditional portuguese home.
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Portuguese
Keyword: caldo verde, collard greens soup
Servings: 6 plates
Calories: 125.7 kcal
  • 2 cups thinly chopped collard greens
  • 3 potatoes
  • 1 big onion
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 chicken bouillon cube
  • 1 chorizo
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. In a big soup pot, add the potatoes peeled and cut into medium size cubes. Add enough water to cover the potatoes. Toss the bouillon cube, the onion cut in halves, and the garlic cloves minced. Bring it to a boil and cook for 10-15 minutes until the potatoes are fork-tender.
  2. Blend the soup to get a thick cream. Bring it back to the pot and let it simmer over low heat. Toss the collard greens chopped thinly. Cook for 5 minutes. Add salt and pepper if needed.
  3. Cut the chorizo into thin rounds. Cook in a small pan over medium heat to get crispy chorizo bites. Toss them into the soup. Serve.
Nutrition Facts
Portuguese Caldo Verde
Amount Per Serving
Calories 125.7 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1.5g9%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.4g
Monounsaturated Fat 1.8g
Cholesterol 9mg3%
Sodium 327mg14%
Potassium 473mg14%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Fiber 3.2g13%
Sugar 0.9g1%
Protein 4.7g9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.