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Caldo Verde Soup (Green Soup)

Featured in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser on August 17, 2011.



Caldo Verde Soup (Green Soup)

  • 6 cups water
  • 8 medium white russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 (12-ounce) Portuguese sausage
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups chopped kale (or any leafy green like cabbage or spinach)


In a large pot, add water, potatoes, sausage, and water. Cover and bring to a boil; cook for 10 to 15 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Remove sausage and slice; set aside. Mash potatoes in the liquid. Add salt, pepper, kale, and sausage. Continue to cook, uncovered, for 10 minutes. Makes 6 to 8 servings.

Approximate Nutrient Analysis per serving (based on 6 servings):
400 calories, 17 g fat, 6 g saturated fat, 40 mg cholesterol, greater than 1400 mg sodium, 50 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 4 g sugar, 13 g protein

Approximate Nutrient Analysis per serving (based on 8 servings):
300 calories, 13 g fat, 4.5 g saturated fat, 30 mg cholesterol, greater than 1000 mg sodium, 38 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 3 g sugar, 10 g protein


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