Collard Greens with Onions and Fresh Ginger (Gomen)

Collard Greens with Onions and Fresh Ginger (Gomen)
In this versatile side dish, collard greens are cooked on low heat with onions, ginger, and garlic until tender.©Peter Cassidy, courtesy of Interlink Books

Buttery cooked collard greens are a classic Ethiopian dish. The greens are often served on their own with injera, a sourdough flatbread made from teff flour, or as a side to meat dishes such as doro wat. This version is also infused with ginger and garlic, and uses oil in place of the butter. Though it would not be traditional, this dish can also be made with kale or another hearty green.

Adapted from Ethiopia: Recipes and Traditions from the Horn of Africa (2019) by Yohanis Gebreyesus with Jeff Koehler. Published by Interlink Books.

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