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Ethiopian Goman (Collard Greens)

A nutritious, flavorful vegan side dish
Ethiopian food - Goman recipe - collard greens, The Daily Meal
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Collard greens are hearty, nutritious, and readily available in the US. This vegan side dish relies on onions, garlic and ginger for its flavor. This would make a great Ethiopian-Jewish addition to your Passover holiday table or a tasty veggie for a barbecue.

Recipe Courtesy Beejhy Barhany, Tsion Cafe


  • 2 large yellow onions, roughly chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh ginger, peeled
  • 1/4 Cup oil
  • 2 Pounds collard greens, roughly chopped
  • 1/4 Cup water
  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1 jalapeno, chopped (optional)


Step 1: In a food processor, puree 2 chopped onions, 4 cloves garlic and 1 tablespoon fresh ginger.

Step 2: In a large pan heat 1/4 cup oil; sauté the onion mixture. Cook until softened, for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Step 3: Add the 2 pounds collards (they will reduce when cooked) and 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Cook for 20 minutes while stirring, until collards are soft.

Step 4: Add water as needed so collards don't dry out completely and scorch pan. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally.

Step 5: For extra spiciness, add 1 chopped jalapeno, if you like. Serve with injera or rice.