Ethiopian Collard Greens - Capital Area Food Bank
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Ethiopian Collard Greens

By cafb March 27, 2019

176 calories | 25g carbs | 9.5g fat (1.6g sat fat) | 11g protein | 60mg sodium | 16g fiber per serving

Serves 4 for $3.75


  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 large white onion chopped
  • 2 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, minced
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1-teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 8 cups collards, stems removed and thinly sliced
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet (with a lid). When oil is hot, add onions, and cook 5 minutes until translucent.
  2. Add garlic, ginger, crushed red pepper flakes, cumin, paprika and sauté for about 30 seconds, stirring constantly. Careful not to burn the spices.
  3. Add collards, lemon juice, and little water. Cover and cook 15 minutes until greens are tender. Add a little more water as needed. Add salt and pepper to taste.

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Enjoy over rice or with flatbread