Caldo Verde ( Portuguese Kale Soup)


I know that kale is one of those foods that has become super trendy these past few years, but I’ve been eating the green stuff since I was a kid in the form of this creamy and light soup. There are a few versions that you can make, but this is my most favourite one. If you’ve ever been to a Portgueuse wedding there is a 99% chance you have already tried this, and for those of you that haven’t, you won’t be disappointed!

There are so many dishes that I love and have been eating since I was a kid, but I’ve never actually taken the time to write down the recipe. I’m slowly starting to bug my mom for all of them, but it can be difficult at times because she can make most of the traditional dishes with her eyes closed and doesn’t actually follow a recipe, which means I have to try and interpret “a little of this” or “a spoon of that”…so far so good though!

I have included two preperation methods in the directions. One is made with homemade beef stock that will only add an extra 10-15 minutes to your cooking time, and the other version is made with store-bought beef broth (which can be vegan) and excludes any meat. Both ways are just as delicious, so it really comes down to preference.


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  1. Jules @ WolfItDown January 14, 2014 at 2:29 am Reply

    This both looks and sounds amazing! And I am certain it tastes delicious too, I am sure I almost got a whiff of it there, ahh! Might just have to try this out 😀 x
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