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Portuguese Greens Soup (Caldo Verde)

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“A Portuguese soup.”
10 cups

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Over medium heat in a large soup pot, heat olive oil. Add onion and garlic cloves and cooked for about 5-10 minutes, or until tender, but not browned.
  2. Stir in the stock, potatoes, salt, and pepper.
  3. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer until the potatoes are soft. This should take about 20 minutes. Remove the pot from heat and lightly mash the potatoes with a potato masher.
  4. In a medium skillet over medium heat, heat the vegetable oil.
  5. Add the meat, stirring occasionally, and cook until browned.
  6. Add the meat to the pot. Pour 1 cup of the soup into the skillet to remove the browned bits and return to the soup pot.
  7. Simmer 5 minutes, then stir in the greens.
  8. Simmer 5 more minutes and stir in lemon juice.
  9. Serve while hot.

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