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Portuguese Caldo Verde Soup

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The national dish of Portugal. A great soup for a large gathering especially on a chilly day. Imagine a steamy bowl of this soup with a large chunk of crusty bread.
  Olive oil 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Yellow onion 1 , minced
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), minced
  Potato 6 , peeled and chopped
  Water 8 Cup (128 tbs)
  Linguica 1⁄2 Pound, sliced thin
  Kale 1 Pound
  Salt 1 Tablespoon
  Black pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon

1. In a stockpot heat the olive oil over medium heat.
2. Add the yellow onion and garlic clove. Sauté until translucent.
3. Add the potatoes and sauté for 2 minutes mixing well.
4. Stir in the cold water and raise the heat to high. Bring to a boil and lower to a simmer. Cook for 20 minutes until the potatoes are cooked and can be easily mashed.
5. In a sauté pan add the linguica and place over low heat. Cook for 10 minutes and remove from heat to a paper towel covered plate to drain.
6. Take the kale and trim the ends. Take one end of the kale and roll up. Thinly slice the kale to create shreds.
7. Using a potato masher mash the potatoes in the soup. Add the linguica, cover, and bring to a simmer for 5 minutes.
8. Uncover the soup and add the shredded kale. Simmer uncovered for 5 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste and serve.

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Recipe Summary

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Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
60 Minutes
Ready In: 
70 Minutes
This is an outstanding video that shows Caldo Verde soup recipe that is a national dish of Portugal. The chef declares this dish as a great soup for parties and get-togethers especially on a cold chilly day. Warm up with a steamy bowl of this hearty soup with a simple crusty bread and rejoice!

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 426 Calories from Fat 86

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 14 g21.1%

Saturated Fat 4 g20.2%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 14.7 mg4.9%

Sodium 1469.2 mg61.2%

Total Carbohydrates 63 g21%

Dietary Fiber 8.3 g33.4%

Sugars 1.6 g

Protein 18 g36.1%

Vitamin A 232.6% Vitamin C 217.4%

Calcium 13% Iron 16.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Portuguese Caldo Verde Soup Recipe Video