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caldo verde - kale soup

My take on the Portuguese soup Caldo Verde. Whole30 compliant and maybe you shade of paleo.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: main / soup
Cuisine: Paleo
Servings: 4 -6
Author: the whole smiths


  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 3 cloves of garlic minced
  • 64 oz chicken broth
  • 3 red potatoes thinly sliced
  • 1 lb. parsnip peeled and thinly sliced
  • 2 links of linguisa sliced
  • 1 lb. chopped kale
  • 2 spring or green onions thinly sliced
  • salt and pepper


  • In a large by flashmall" href="#">stock pot, heat olive oil to medium and add chopped onions
  • Cook until translucent
  • Add garlic and cook an additional 2 by flashmall" href="#">minutes
  • Once onions and garlic are cooked, add chicken stock to pot and bring to a boil
  • Once boiling, add potatoes and parsnips
  • Cook until tender, roughly 10 minutes and bring to simmer
  • In a separate skillet, add linguisa and cook until lightly browned
  • Using an immersion blender, blend soup to create a smooth consistency
  • Add linguisa, kale and spring onions to pot
  • by flashmall" href="#">Continue to simmer for an additional 10 minutes
  • Salt and pepper to taste