Caldo Verde: Potato, Kale, & Sausage Soup
Caldo verde, meaning “green broth”, is a delicious Portuguese kale, potato & sausage soup. This “one-pot” rustic soup is easy to make, inexpensive and very satisfying!
Caldo Verde: Potato, Kale, & Sausage Soup
Caldo verde, meaning “green broth”, is a delicious Portuguese kale, potato & sausage soup. This “one-pot” rustic soup is easy to make, inexpensive and very satisfying!
Servings Prep Time
81.5 cup 10minutes
Cook Time
30-35minutes
Servings Prep Time
81.5 cup 10minutes
Cook Time
30-35minutes
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. In a large stock/soup pot (or dutch oven), add the olive oil, garlic, onion. Saute over medium-high heat until onions *begin* to become translucent, then add the ground turkey and cook until browned. Remove from pot and set aside.
  2. Using the same pot, bring water and chicken broth to a boil, then add potatoes. Once potatoes are near al dente’ (or almost cooked), reduce the heat to medium-low for a simmer.
  3. Stir in the beans, cooked sausage, and seasonings. Cover and allow to simmer for 15 mins or until the potatoes are soft enough to easily smash down with a fork or ladle. Carefully mash up about 1/4 to 1/2 of the potatoes to add texture to the soup. Note: It may be easier to remove some of the potatoes to do this in a bowl.
  4. Add kale for the remaining 3-5 mins of simmering (uncovered) to ensure the greens don’t over-cook.
  5. Optional: squeeze-in about 1/2 of the lemon and stir at the end of cooking. Note: the more lemon in the soup, the more your greens will brown/darken (oxidize) and soften. I love lemon in this soup, so I don’t mind this one bit. Bon appetit! 😀
Recipe Notes

Nutritional Information: 

A single one-and-a-half cup serving provides approximately 268 calories, 15 grams protein, 32 grams total carbohydrates (including 5 grams of dietary fiber), and 9 grams total fat.