Portuguese Green Soup (Caldo Verde)

Total Time:
50 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
40 min

Yield:
6 to 8 servings

Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup olive oil, in all
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 2 teaspoons chopped garlic
  • 2 cups Idaho potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 2 quarts water
  • 6 ounces chorizo sausage, thinly sliced
  • Salt and black pepper
  • 1 pound kale, washed, trimmed of the thick stems and thinly sliced
Directions

In a medium soup pot, heat 3 tablespoons of olive oil, add onions and garlic and cook for 2 to 3 minutes until they turn glassy, don't let them get brown. Add potatoes and water. Cover and boil gently over medium heat for 20 minutes. Meanwhile, in a skillet cook sausage until most of the fat is rendered out. Drain and reserve. When the potatoes are tender mash them with a potato masher right in the pot. Add sausage to the soup, and then add the kale. Simmer for 5 minutes. Add the remaining olive oil and season. Ladle into bowls and serve.


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