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Caldo Verde

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Caldo Verde

This is a great way to serve the dark green kale Cavolo Nero

Cavolo nero


  • 4 Medium-sized potatoes, peeled and chopped into 3/4-inch dice
  • 1 medium-sized onion, peeled and coarsely chopped
  • 2 cups coarsely chopped kale leaves, firmly packed
  • 12 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1 teaspoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon fruity olive oil
  • Freshly ground black pepper 


  1. In a large pot, combine the potatoes, onion, kale, garlic, and salt.
  2. Add 6 cups water and bring to a boil. Cover, lower heat, and simmer very gently for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until kale is quite tender.
  3. In as many batches as necessary, pour the soup into the container of an electric blender or food processor and blend until you have a smooth texture. Pour soup back into soup pot and taste for seasonings. Add more water if the soup seems too thick. Just before serving, add the olive oil and black pepper.
  4. Total preparation and cooking time: 90 mins.

(Serves 6)  

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