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Gomen (Ethiopian Collard Greens)

This authentic Ethiopian side dish takes eating healthy greens to a whole new level of deliciousness!
4.96 from 22 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine ethiopian
Servings 4 servings
Calories 115 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.


Calories: 115kcalCarbohydrates: 3gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 28mgSodium: 293mgPotassium: 49mgSugar: 1gVitamin A: 125IUVitamin C: 3.4mgCalcium: 20mgIron: 0.4mg
Keyword Gomen
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