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Ethiopian Collard Greens Ready in Under 30-Minutes

Gomen Ethiopian Collard Greens Ready in Under 30-Minutes

Collard Greens Ready in Under 30-Minutes? Seriously? Yes, seriously. Collard greens have a reputation for needing to be cooked to death but did you know that is just not true. Gomen Ethiopian Collard Greens recipe deliciously sautés collards greens in under 30 minutes.  

Ethiopian Collard Greens Ready in Under 30-Minutes

Gomen Ethiopian Collard Greens Ready in Under 30-Minutes


2 pounds collards, stemmed and chopped into long strips
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 medium onion chopped
4 cloves garlic, chopped
1 sliced green bell pepper
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
1/2 teaspoon paprika
2 hot peppers chopped
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger root
½ cup of water


In a large pot heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a pot over medium heat. Stir in onions, garlic, bell pepper, vinegar, spices, and sauté until just beginning to soften. Add hot peppers, collards, and water, simmer covered over medium-high heat 20 minutes. Greens should be firm; if you want softer greens to simmer longer adding water when needed.

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