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Ye'abesha Gomen (Ethiopian Collard Greens)

Ethiopian Collard Greens aka Ye’abasha Gomen- Braised collard greens and kale seasoned with aromatics; Quick, easy and tasty.
Course Sides
Cuisine African
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 111kcal
Author Imma


  • 10 ounce Collard Greens/Kale chopped
  • 3 or more tablespoons Niter Ethiopian Spiced Butter or cooking oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon minced ginger
  • 2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 large white onion chopped
  • 1 teaspoon smoke paprika
  • ½ teaspoon cardamom spice
  • 1 teaspoon coriander/Cumin
  • 1-2 Fresh Chili pepper or ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper or more
  • 1 fresh lemon


  • In a large skillet, add oil, spiced butter, garlic, ginger, chili pepper, cumin, cardamom, paprika, sauté for about 30 seconds or more, be careful not to let the ingredients burn.
  • Then add onions, mix with the spices. Sauté for about 3-5
  • Throw in chopped collards, cayenne pepper, lemon juice, Continue cooking for another 7-10 minutes until flavors have blend and greens are cooked, according to preference. Adjust seasonings –Salt and pepper, turn off the heat.
  • Remove from the heat and let it cool. SERVE WITH DORO WAT


Calories: 111kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g | Sodium: 15mg | Potassium: 248mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 3905IU | Vitamin C: 41.8mg | Calcium: 185mg | Iron: 1mg