Abesha Gomen (Ethiopian Collard Greens)

Abesha Gomen (Ethiopian Collard Greens) are silky smooth and full of flavor. Serve with your favorite Ethiopian cuisine such as Mesir Wat (Ethiopian Lentils) or Kik Alicha (Ethiopian Split Pea Stew).

Abesha Gomen (Ethiopian Collard Greens)

Abesha Gomen (Ethiopian Collard Greens)

Abesha Gomen (Ethiopian Collard Greens) are greens at their best. Silky smooth and full of flavor, perfect alongside your favorite Ethiopian cuisine.
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Course Side Dish
Cuisine Ethiopian


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1 onion , chopped
  • 2 teaspoons fresh minced ginger
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons bere bere spice (see Instructions below)
  • 1/2 teaspoon 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


  • 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, uncovered, 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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