Caldo Verde

Caldo Verde | Traditional Portuguese Soup

Caldo Verde is one of my favorite Traditional Portuguese Soups! It’s usually not vegetarian, but I came up with a vegetarian alternative that’s equally delicious!

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Caldo Verde | Traditional Portuguese Soup

Caldo Verde

Recipe by Beet the RushCourse: Lunch, DinnerDifficulty: Easy


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  • 4 potatoes

  • 1 onion

  • 2 garlic cloves

  • 1/2 vegetarian chorizo

  • (about) 2l water

  • 1 teaspoon salt (or to taste)

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • Collard greens (to taste, I use about 20 leaves)


  • Peel four potatoes, one onion, and two garlic cloves. Cut the potatoes and onion into big chunks. Add everything to a pan and cover with water.

  • Add half a vegetarian chorizo. Season with salt (to taste, I used a teaspoon) and add about a tablespoon of olive oil. Let it simmer until the veggies are soft.
  • Prepare the collard greens. Wash them and remove the stem. Layer them on top of each other and roll them like a cigar. Slice them as thinly as possible.
  • Once the veggies are cooked, carefully remove the chorizo and puree the soup with a stick blender. Then, add the collard greens and let them cook until tender, mixing occasionally.
  • Cut the chorizo into slices. Serve the Caldo Verde and add some chorizo slices and a drizzle of olive oil!

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Caldo Verde

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