Portuguese Kale And Potato Soup

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The Portuguese soup caldo verde is ideal cool weather comfort food. It is full of good-for-you greens and potatoes, while sausage keeps things porky and satisfying.

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Portuguese Kale And Potato Soup

The Portuguese soup caldo verde is ideal cool weather comfort food. It is full of good-for-you greens and potatoes, while sausage keeps things porky and satisfying.
Prep Time15 mins
Active Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Portuguese
Keyword: portuguese soup, caldo verde, comfort food, greens and potatoes, sausage
Calories: 0.459kcal
Author: Deirdre K Todd

Materials

  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1/2 pound chourico or linguica (smoked Portuguese sausage) or kielbasa, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 pound russet (baking) potatoes, peeled and cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 6 cups water
  • 1 pound kale, stems and center ribs discarded and leaves very thinly sliced

Instructions

  • Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a 5-quart heavy pot over medium-high heat until it shimmers, then brown sausage, stirring often, 2-3 minutes.
  • Transfer with a slotted spoon to a bowl.
  • Add 2 tablespoon oil to fat in pot and cook onion and garlic with 1/4 teaspoon each of salt and pepper over medium heat, stirring often, until browned, 7 – 8 minutes.
     
  • Add potatoes, water, and 1 teaspoon salt and simmer, covered, until potatoes are very tender, 15 to 20 minutes. 
  • Mash some potatoes into soup to thicken, then add kale and simmer, uncovered, until tender, about 5 minutes. 
  • Stir in sausage and cook until just heated through, 1 -2 minutes. 
  • Drizzle with remaining tablespoon oil and season with salt and pepper.

Nutrition

Calories: 0.459kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 39mg | Sodium: 1468mg | Fiber: 15g

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