Caldo Verde

Serves 4-6 Prep Time 20 minutes   Cook Time 30 minutes   Rated:

One of the recipes I brought back from sunny Portugal! This soup is often served as a starter, (they eat a LOT in Portugal!) but it is also cheap as chips…cheaper maybe. It is very comforting and especially good served with a big basket of bread, as they do in Lisbon!

Watch this space for some more delish recipes inspired by my travels. I am still collating all the pics and ideas. But there is loads more where this came from!


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Place onion, garlic and EVOO in the Thermomix bowl. Chop 5 sec/speed 6. Sauté 5 min/Varoma/speed 1.


Add paprika, cook 1 min/Varoma/speed 1.


Add potatoes, chicken stock powder and water. Cook 20 min/100°C/Reverse/speed 0.5.


Take out about 1 cup of cooked potato and set aside.


Blend remaining soup 20 sec/speed 8. Taste and season with salt and pepper as needed.


Add kale and the reserved potato. Cook 5 min/100°C/Reverse/speed 0.5.


Add lemon juice. adjust seasoning if needed.


In a hot pan, fry chorizo until crispy. Save the fat.


Serve soup with freshly grated lemon zest, cooked chorizo and a drizzle of the chorizo fat and loads of bread, and I mean loads!

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