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Recipe of Caldo verde

Local recipe with some adjustments of mine.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Appetizer, Main Course, Soup / Stew
Cuisine Portuguese
Servings 4



  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 10 g garlic slices


  • 4 potatoes diced
  • 1 chorizo
  • 1000 ml water depending on the size of the pot and your preferred concentration
  • 1 tsp salt


  • 300 g kale / Locally, collard greens (couve galega) are used. finely chopped / Locally, it is shredded.


  • 2 tbsp olive oil


  • Saute onions and garlic in olive oil.
  • Add potatoes, water, salt, and chorizo.
    Bring to a boil and cover with a lid.
    Cook over low heat for 20 minutes.
  • Remove the chorizo.
    Mash the potatoes to the preferred concentration.
  • Add the kale.
    Add the sliced chorizo.
    Cover with a lid and cook over low heat for 10 minutes.
  • Add olive oil and mix.



※There are many variations, including recipes where everything is cooked from the beginning or where chorizo is added at the end.
Locally, it is made with shredded collard greens (couve galega). However, it is hard to find in my country, so I used kale.
※There are many different sausages in Portugal. Linguica, for example, is often used in this dish.
※In all the recipes I refer to, they used a blender to mash potatoes and other ingredients, but my blender is out of order. That’s why I mashed it.
Keyword olive oil, vegetables