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Traditional Portuguese green broth recipe

Who doesn't love a delicious traditional Portuguese green broth? It is one of the most famous soups in Portugal.

So today, I'm going to share with you how to prepare this delicious soup.

traditional portuguese green broth recipe

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Traditional Portuguese green broth recipe

Caldo verde is one of the most famous soups in Portugal, as it has long been instilled in the culture of this wonderful country.

It was thinking about the cultural and gastronomic component that I decided to prepare for you this delicious recipe for traditional Portuguese green broth.

When I arrived in Portugal, I didn't know this soup but I quickly fell in love with it, because its flavor enchants anyone.

This famous soup is widely consumed in Portugal due to its cultural roots, as well as being very easy and quick to prepare. Not to mention that this green broth recipe is very affordable.

In current times, having a meal that is very affordable is still a very important reason, so if the household is large, then yes, it will pay off!

Origin of green broth

The green broth is a soup with the seal of Portuguese authenticity! It originated in the north of the country, it is not known for sure which city this delicious soup was born, however it is known that it was born in the north of Portugal.

Caldo verde has as its main ingredient the kale, which in Portugal in supermarkets is named after the soup “caldo verde”.

This soup, being very successful in the north of Portugal, began to be widely publicized at national level, and any Portuguese knows this delicious soup.

But the green soup was not limited to mainland Portugal, on the contrary, this soup went out a little to all countries where there are Portuguese communities, namely in Brazil.

Traditional Portuguese green broth recipe

As a general rule green broth is served at the beginning of a meal or at supper, because this soup is very easy to digest due to its lightness.

In Portugal, a great example of the “caldo verde” is at the turn of the year, where it is served as a late-night supper.

According to the original recipe for the caldo verde, it should always be accompanied by a good red wine, namely a good red wine from the Douro is highly recommended.

A curious fact was that the green soup was distinguished with honors by the American television network CNN, in 2021 it was highlighted as one of the 20 best soups across the globe.

Ingredients you will need

The recipe for the traditional Portuguese green broth is simple to make, but it is still necessary to have the following ingredients available:

This recipe is very simple to prepare, however you will need the following ingredients:

Traditional Portuguese green broth recipe


Learn how to make a delicious traditional Portuguese green broth soup
5 in 49 votes
COOKING TIME 20 minutes
TOTAL TIME 35 minutes
DISH soup
CUISINE Portuguese
SERVING 4 people
CALORIES 284 kcal


  • 100 g kale, cut into thin strips
  • chorizo or calabrese sausage cut into thin slices
  • 2 medium potatoes
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 medium garlic clove
  • 50 ml of oil
  • Water
  • salt


  • Peel the potatoes and onion, cut into pieces and set aside.
  • In a pan, place the potatoes, onion and garlic clove cut in half.
  • Put the water to cover the vegetables, salt, oil and let it cook until they soften. I used (1 liter of water).
  • Once cooked, turn off the heat and pass the vegetables with the mixer to make a cream.
  • Then turn on the heat and bring the cream to a boil again and then add the chopped cabbage. Taste for salt, add more if necessary.
  • Serve with slices of chorizo or pepperoni on top of the soup.



Serving: 300mlCalories: 284kcalCarbohydrates: 42gProtein: 4gFat: 5g

Note: This information is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. This information comes from online calculators. Although Cozinhadave.com tries to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures are only estimates.

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