Caldo verde⎜a creamy Portuguese soup with sausages and greens

This is one of my favorite childhood soups😊

Portuguese soup with sausages and collard greens⎜Caldo verde is a Portuguese soup that is widely enjoyed in Brazil. This creamy soup is rich and smooth, very easy to put together and very nutritious! And of course, very filling warming and delicious. You know, like a hug in a bowl!
• VEGGIE BROTH:
• Bouquet garni (fresh herbs: sage, parsley, rosemary, bay leaf, thyme)
• Mushrooms
• Carrots
• Celery
• Onions
• Leeks
• Water
• Tomato paste
• Garlic
• THE SOUP:
• 2 tablespoons of olive oil
• 1 large onion, minced
• 2 garlic cloves, minced or my garlic blend (recipe below)
• 1 bay leaf
• Salt
• Pepper
• 2 large potatoes, diced
• 1/4 cup of vegan cream
• A bunch of collard greens, julienned
• 3 vegan sausages, sliced
• Lemon juice

Instructions

  • 1.
    Make the broth by adding all the ingredients for the broth into a large pot, bring it to a boil then simmer for 1 hour.
  • 2.
    Sauté the julienned collard greens; add salt and pepper, sauté until soft and cooked. Reserve.
  • 3.
    On a pot, add a bit of olive oil, pan sear the sausage until golden brown, reserve.
  • 4.
    Add olive oil to a pot, add onions, and sauté until golden brown, then add garlic blend and a bay leaf, sauté for 1 minute more. Add the potatoes, salt, pepper, vegetable broth and let it simmer until the potatoes are cooked.
  • 5.
    Remove the bay leaf, blend well the potatoes and the broth until very smooth.
  • 6.
    Add vegan cream, the lemon juice, add the pan-seared sausages and the sautéed collard greens and serve it with a side of toasted sourdough bread.
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