Caldo verde is a popular soup of Portuguese and Brazilian
cuisine. The basic ingredients for caldo verde are potatoes, onions
and collard greens, savoy cabbage, or kale. Common flavoring ingredients are
garlic and salt. Before serving, slices of
are also often added, as well as olive oil.
Left: Caldo verde.
In Portugal, it is typically consumed during festivities, and
almost always served with chouriço. It is
usually accompanied by slices of Portuguese broa bread
on the side.
Caldo verde originated from the province of Minho, located in northern Portugal.
Although it originated from Minho, it is a national famous recipe used from the
very north of Portugal to the south. The love for this soup has spread all over
the world becoming a famous symbol of Portuguese cuisine.
Since caldo verde
is very simple and light, it is often consumed before a main course meal as well
as a late supper. Caldo verde is also a favourite choice at many Portuguese
festivities, celebrations, and weddings happening everywhere around the world.