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Bowl of Caldo Verde Soup

Caldo Verde Soup Recipe

A simple, wholesome soup using only three ingredients
4.83 from 39 votes
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Course: Soup
Cuisine: Portugese
Diet: Diabetic, Gluten Free, Vegan
Keyword: 30 Minute Meals, 30 Minute Suppers
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 241kcal
Author: Freya


  • 4 Potatoes floury, peeled and diced
  • 1 large Onion peeled and finely sliced
  • 450 g Spring Greens or Curly Kale cut finely
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil


  • Put 1 litres of water (the original recipe suggests Spring Water, but I used tap) in a large pan, with the diced potatoes and sliced onions, bring up to the boil and then add plenty of salt.
  • Turn down to a brisk simmer and cook until the potatoes are totally tender. Mash some of the potatoes into the broth to thicken it, add some salt and pepper and the olive oil.
  • Bring up to the boil again and add the finely chopped Brassica. Rapidly boil for about 4 minutes.
  • Turn off the heat and taste once more for seasoning. Serve, steaming hot, in large bowls with some bread and pepper sauce.
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Calories: 241kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 14mg | Potassium: 952mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 5IU | Vitamin C: 45mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 2mg