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Gomen (Ethiopian Collard Greens)

Kimberly Killebrew
Looking for a delicious taste of Ethiopian cuisine? Gomen wat is the Ethiopian version of collard greens. This authentic Ethiopian side dish takes eating healthy greens to a whole new level of deliciousness! Here’s how to make it.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine African, Ethiopia
Servings 4
Calories 155 kcal


  • 3 tablespoons niter kibbeh (plus an extra tablespoon for later)
  • 1 large yellow onion , halved and thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons finely minced fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 bunch collard greens (about 12 ounces) , washed, thick stems removed, roughly chopped (can also use kale)


  • Heat niter kibbeh in a pan over medium high heat.  Add the onion and cook until soft and translucent, 5-7 minutes. 
  • Add the garlic, ginger and spices and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the collard greens and another tablespoon of niter kibbeh and cook until the collards turn bright green and are wilted but still a slightly crispy, 5-7 minutes. 
  • Add more spices and/or niter kibbeh to taste.