Portuguese Kale Soup "Caldo Verde"

Portuguese Kale Soup "Caldo Verde"

A potato and kale soup, flavoured with chorizo.

Caldo verde (Portuguese for "green broth") is a very popular soup in Portugal, each household having its own version.

6 servings
Preparation 10 min
Cooking 25 min

200 calories per serving 


3 potatoes, peeled and cut into pieces   600 g
1 onions, finely chopped   200 g
1 clove garlic, finely chopped    
4 cups kale, shredded   300 g
1 tbsp olive oil   15 mL
1 pinch salt [optional]   0.1 g
  ground pepper to taste    
1 chorizo sausage (Spanish type)   100 g
4 cups chicken broth   1 L
4 cups water   1 L

Before you start

A blender or food processor will be very useful to purée the soup.


  1. Prepare the vegetables: Peel the potatoes, then cut them into 3 cm pieces; finely chop the onion and garlic; wash and spin dry the kale's leaves, then shred them (as thin as possible). Cut half of the chorizo into small dices and slice the other half into thin rounds. Set them aside.
  2. Heat the oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Sauté the onion and garlic until softened, about 4 min. Add the chorizo dices and the potato pieces, then cook 5 min, with occasional stirring. Add a little salt and pepper. Add the warm broth and water then cook until the potatoes are tender, about 15 min.
  3. Purée the soup in a blender. Return the soup into the saucepan and warm it up. Add the kale, then simmer, uncovered, 3 to 5 min. Adjust the seasoning. Ladle the soup into bowls, garnishing with the chorizo rounds, then serve.


The soup keeps up to 7 days in the refrigerator or up to 4 months in the freezer.

Nutrition Facts Table

Nutrition Facts

per 1 serving (320g)


% DV*

* DV = Daily Value




8 g

13 %

Saturated 2.5 g
+ Trans 0 g

14 %


15 mg


660 mg

27 %


24 g

8 %


3 g

11 %


3 g


7 g

Vitamin A

160 %

Vitamin C

50 %


6 %


8 %

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Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to:

Vegetables and Fruit: serving
Grain Products: 0 serving
Milk and Alternatives: 0 serving
Meat and Alternatives: ¼ serving

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Free :
Added Sugar
Source of :
Calcium, Copper, Fibre, Folacin, Iron, Magnesium, Pantothenic Acid, Phosphorus, Selenium, Vitamin B2, Vitamin E, Zinc
Good source of :
Manganese, Niacin, Potassium, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B6
Excellent source of :
Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K

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This recipe is in the following categories: Vegetables | Soups | Spanish/Portuguese

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