Caldo gallego

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Caldo galego
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Alternative name(s) Caldo; Galician broth
Place of origin Galicia (Spain)
Creator(s) Traditional
Type Soup
Serving temperature Hot
Main ingredient(s) Cabbage or other greens, potatoes, white beans, fatty pork

Caldo galego or simply caldo (in Galician), also known as caldo gallego (in Spanish), meanning literally Galician broth, is a traditional soup dish from Galicia (Spain).[1]

Ingredients include repolo (cabbage), verzas (collard greens), grelos, or navizas (sweet turnip greens); potatoes; white beans; and unto (lard). Additionally it can contain fatty pork, chorizo, ham, or bacon (compango).

It is served hot as a starter, often as part of xantar (lunch), and sometimes dinner. Traditionally it was usually served in cuncas (earthen bowls).


Depending on the availability of seasonal ingredients there are several variations:

  • Caldo branco includes chickpeas and beans.
  • Caldo chirlo or vigueiro
  • Caldo de castañas uses chestnuts

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