Caldo Verde (Kale and Potato Soup)

This delicious soup is really easy and taste great, even kids like and it is full of Kale.  This is adapted from the Good Housekeeping Cookbook.  You can substitute other greens, such as beet greens, collard greens, cabbage ect for the kale. Also adding a sausage to the soup is also very yummy.

2   tablespoons olive oil

1   large onion, chopped

3   large garlic cloves, finely chopped

2 1/2 pounds potatoes (8 medium), peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces

2 cans chicken or vegetable broth

3 cups water

1 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

1 pound kale, tough stems and veins trimmed and leaves very thinly sliced

Heat oil over medium heat in a large pot, add onion and cook on low to medium until onions are nice and translucent (about 10 min).   Add garlic, cook for one more minute.    Add potatoes, broth, water, salt and pepper, heat to boiling.   Cover and simmer until potatoes are tender, about 20 minutes.

Mash potatoes in broth, keeping some lumpy.

Stir in kale, simmer, uncovered, until kale is tender, about 10 minutes.

Make 5 servings.

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