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Green Soup (Caldo Verde)

Demonstrated by: Connie Aragona of Giovanni's Aloha Foods and Portuguese Pioneer Civic Association.
Traditional Portuguese Recipes - June 1, 2000.



Green Soup (Caldo Verde)

  • 8 potatoes, pared and cubed
  • 1 lb Portuguese sausage
  • 6 cups water
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 bunches collard greens, large veins removed and leaves shredded


In a sauce pot, add potatoes, whole 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, olive oil, collard greens, and sausage. Continue to cook, uncovered, for 10 minutes. Makes 6 to 8 servings.


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