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5 from 5 votes

Gomen (Ethiopian Collard Greens)

This authentic Ethiopian side dish takes eating healthy greens to a whole new level of deliciousness!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: ethiopian
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 115kcal
Author: Kimberly Killebrew


  • 3 tablespoons niter kibbeh (plus an extra tablespoon for later)
  • Homemade Niter Kibbeh , HIGHLY recommended (click link for recipe)
  • 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.
Calories: 115kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 293mg | Potassium: 49mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 125IU | Vitamin C: 3.4mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 0.4mg