Abesha Gomen (Ethiopian Collard Greens)

These collard greens are silky smooth and full of flavor. Serve alongside Mesir Wat or Kik Alicha (see recipe links in instructions below)


  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic , minced
  • 1 onion , chopped
  • 2 tsp. fresh minced ginger
  • 1 1/2 tsp. ground coriander
  • 1 1/2 tsp. bere bere spice , see recipe link below
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 bunch collards , chopped in bite size leaves
  • 1/2 cup vegetable broth
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • salt and pepper to taste , as desired


  • To prepare bere bere spice blend, follow recipe link here: https://virtualrdn.com/bere-bere-spice-blend/
    Heat oil in large frying pan over medium heat. Saute garlic and onion for 3 minutes. Add ginger and ground spices and cook for 1 minute, stirring often. Add collard greens and broth. Bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally until greens are soft and tender and majority of liquid has evaporated, ~15 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in lemon juice and add salt and pepper to taste.
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