Caldo Verde  can also be called as Cream of Spinach Soup is a Portuguese Soup which is popular in Goa for special occasion. Caldo Verde in simple translation would be Caldo meaning “Broth” and Verde meaning ” Green”. It is most often served in little teacups instead of soup bowls. The Goan version of caldo verde is made with spinach instead of collard greens.



  • 10 oz of fresh spinach
  • 1 large russet potato ( cleaned and diced in large chunks )
  • 4 cups of chicken or vegetable broth
  • 3/4 cup whole or 2% milk
  • 1 small onion chopped fine



  •  Heat oil in a pot and add the chopped onions, saute till the onions are translucent.
  • Add the potatoes, broth and cook covered on medium heat till potatoes are soft about 15-20 minutes.
  • Next add the Spinach and cook for another 10 minutes.
  • Take of heat and with a hand blender puree the soup in the pot carefully as its hot. Once done add the milk. Place it back on the heat and bring it to a quick boil.
  • Serve hot with rustic bread or slices of baguette.


The nice thing about this soup is that you can make it vegetarian or non-vegetarian. Also it taste better the next day. You can check out more recipes here.