Vegan Caldo Verde Recipe (Potato and Kale Soup)

by katerina on January 25, 2011

Traditionally Caldo Verde is a Portugese soup made primarily with potatoes, onions, kale, and frequently a portugese cured meat such as chouriço or linguiça.

Portugeese Kale and Potato Soup

This version simply omits the meat for a healthy, Vegan alternative. Perfect to warm you up on a cold day.

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Vegan Caldo Verde Recipe

(serves 2)

1 tablespoon of olive oil
1/2 onion, chopped fine
1 clove garlic, minced
1 large baking potato cut into small dice
1 1/2 cups water
salt and pepper
1 cup of finely chopped kale
olive oil for garnish

In a small sauce pan sweat the onions over medium low heat for 3 minutes. Add the garlic and sweat for 1 more minute stirring often so garlic doesn’t brown. Add the potato and cover with water. Stir in a 1/4 teaspoon of salt and a dash of freshly ground pepper. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until potatoes are very tender.

Allow to cool slightly and blend. Return to pot and bring to a simmer adding kale. Cook for 5 minutes or until kale fully cooked. If it is too thick add a tablespoon of water at a time. Taste and adjust with salt and pepper. Serve drizzled with olive oil.

Prep Time: 5 minutes | Cooking Time: 30 minutes | Total Time:35 minutes
Calories(approximate per serving): 220

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