A Portuguese Styled Soup for the Soul


I make this soup from time to time because it's rich in Portuguese flavors and it's delicious. With all the times I've had my mom's delicious home made soup she'd make for me when I would come home on late nights, I decided to try making one of my own using some of the flavors she uses, because let's face it, nothing beats traditional home made cooking. This is very similar to "caldo verde," except I added beans and left some potatoes cubed as opposed to puréeing all of them. I call this a savory vegetable soup with Linguiça. It has a nice potato base and a flavor to leave you drooling and wanting seconds. It's DELICIOUS & best of all, it's gluten-free!

If you have a Portuguese significant other and want to impress them with some traditional home made cooking, or even bring it to a family gathering this would be a great dish!

What You'll Need

3-4 garlic cloves (Us Portuguese LOVE Garlic)

1/2 white onion

2 tbsp of olive oil

5 medium sized potatoes

1 20oz can of beans (preferably pinto, red, or white kidney)

1 cup of thinly sliced collard greens

1 linguiça link