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Ethiopian Collard Greens and Spiced Cheese

Prep time
5 mins
Entrée | Vegetables
Special Diets
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Delectably spiced dish that will help get more nutritious and delicious greens into your diet!


2 clvgarlic
1⁄2 cbutter, divided into two 1/4 pieces
1⁄4 tfreshly ground cardamon seeds
  salt and pepper to taste
1 lbdry curd cottage cheese or farmer's cheese
2 lbcollard greens, stems discarded, leaves chopped
1⁄2 cwater
1⁄2 tcayenne
1 tfreshly ground black pepper
1 tcrushed garlic
3 Tcoarsely chopped yellow onion
  salt to taste, optional


Melt ¼ c. butter with cardamom, salt and pepper. Sauté the chopped garlic in this spiced butter for a few minutes, just long enough to infuse the butter with its flavor. Remove from heat and cool. Stir into the cheese. Cook the collard greens, covered, in a 4-quart saucepan with ½ c. water. Add the cayenne, more 1-2 tsp black pepper, crushed garlic, remaining ¼ c. butter and chopped onion. Cook, covered, until the greens collapse. Allow the greens to cool a bit- salt to taste. Drain and place on a platter, spooning the cheese over the greens to serve.