Caldo Verde (Kale and Potato Soup)
This delicious soup is really easy and taste great, even kids like and it is full of Kale. Â This is adapted from the Good Housekeeping Cookbook. Â You can substitute other greens, such as beet greens, collard greens, cabbage ect for the kale. Also adding a sausage to the soup is also very yummy.
2 Â tablespoons olive oil
1 Â large onion, chopped
3 Â large garlic cloves, finely chopped
2 1/2 pounds potatoes (8 medium), peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces
2 cans chicken or vegetable broth
3 cups water
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 pound kale, tough stems and veins trimmed and leaves very thinly sliced
Heat oil over medium heat in a large pot, add onion and cook on low to medium until onions are nice and translucent (about 10 min). Â Add garlic, cook for one more minute.Â Â Add potatoes, broth, water, salt and pepper, heat to boiling. Â Cover and simmer until potatoes are tender, about 20 minutes.
Mash potatoes in broth, keeping some lumpy.
Stir in kale, simmer, uncovered, until kale is tender, about 10 minutes.
Make 5 servings.