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


  1. In a sauce pot, add potatoes, whole sausage, and water.
  2. Cover and bring to a boil; cook for 10 to 15 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
  3. Remove sausage and slice; set aside.
  4. Mash potatoes in the liquid.
  5. Add salt, olive oil, collard greens, and sausage.
  6. Continue to cook, uncovered, for 10 minutes.

Makes 6 to 8 servings.


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