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Portuguese Recipe – Creme de Grão (Chickpea Bisque)

Cooking 20 min Preparation 10 min 3-4 easy
Recipe type: Soup Cuisine: Portuguese

Portuguese Recipe – Creme de Grão (Chickpea Bisque)

It’s safe to say that “Caldo Verde” (Kale Soup) is likely the most famous of Portuguese soups. Its garlicky puree and toothy kale, finished with “Chourico” (smoked sausage), is a delight. But despite the popularity and ubiquity of Caldo Verde, Creme de Grão is equally delicious and fulfilling. 


  1. Boil the bag of chickpeas as instructed on the package and add the diced onion.
  2. When cooked, puree everything in the pot (a handheld blender works best). If it’s too thick, add a bit more water and boil (Note: It’s bisque, so it should be on the slightly smoother side).
  3. Add about two/three drizzles of quality olive oil, salt (to taste) and freshly-chopped mint.