Green Cabbage Caldo Verde

Green Cabbage Caldo Verde

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"The national soup of Portugal. Classic peasant food that is very quick and easy to make with strong simple flavors. A fast winter warmer."
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1 h 10 m servings 456 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 456 kcal
  • 23%
  • Fat:
  • 27 g
  • 41%
  • Carbs:
  • 44.7g
  • 14%
  • Protein:
  • 11 g
  • 22%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 26 mg
  • 9%
  • Sodium:
  • 1144 mg
  • 46%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
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  1. Heat 3 tablespoons of olive oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat. Stir in onion and garlic; cook until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 3 minutes. Add sliced potatoes and half of the cabbage, cook until the cabbage wilts, about 3 minutes.
  2. Pour in water, then bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium, then cover, and simmer until the potatoes have softened, about 15 minutes.
  3. Carefully puree the soup in batches until smooth, then return to the stove over medium heat. Add sausage and remaining cabbage; season with paprika, salt, and pepper. Bring to a simmer, then cover, and cook for 5 minutes until the cabbage has softened.
  4. To serve, ladle into large flat soup plates and drizzle with generous amount of olive oil.



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