Gomen Wat (Spicy Ethiopian Greens)

Gomen Wat is a traditional Ethiopian collard green recipe. Vegan and gluten-free as written, this is a flavorful and nutritious side dish - perfect for adding some spice to your dinner!

What you Need

Saute aromatics


Heat oil in skillet. Saute onions, tomatoes, and garlic. Add a pinch of salt.

Add ginger paste


Add the ginger paste to the skillet and toss to coat. Turn down the heat.

Add spices


Add cumin, cardamom, red chili powder and water. Allow it to simmer.

Add kale


Add the chopped collard greens or kale to the skillet in small increments. Mix together, and increase the heat.

Season and serve


Season with salt and add jalapeños. Cook for another 5 minutes. Serve hot!

- Cut off any tough stems from kale or collard greens then rinse them thoroughly under cold running water. - Use fresh kale or collard greens and discard any that look wilted or yellowed.

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