Gomen Besiga (Ethiopian Collard Green Salad with Meat) Recipe

Gomen Besiga is a variation of Gomen (Ethiopian Collard Green Salad) – but includes meat. It’s quite popular in Ethiopia among meat lovers as a healthier option among other meat dishes. Gomen Besiga can be served as an entrée or side dish, depending on your preference. But, it’s typically served during holidays and special occasions in Ethiopia.

Not only is Gomen Besiga delicious, but it’s also easy to make at home! All you need are a few simple ingredients and the right technique to recreate the classic flavors of Ethiopia in your own kitchen.

Gomen Besiga (Ethiopian Collard Green Salad with Meat) Recipe

Recipe by theethiopianfoodCourse: Side DishCuisine: EthiopianDifficulty: Intermediate

Gomen Besiga is a great dish for meat lovers that find it difficult to add greens to their diet. Learn how to make Gomen Besiga by using this simple recipe, where you will find all the ingredients you will need to make this traditional Ethiopian dish with all the necessary directions.


  • 1 medium-large bowl spinach

  • ½ kg beef

  • 3 sliced onions

  • 3 cloves crushed garlic

  • 3 green chili pepper

  • ½ tbsp black pepper

  • 3 tbsp niter kibbeh (Ethiopian clarified butter)


  • Begin by preheating a pot, then add the beef to it.
  • When the beef browns, add in the garlic and onions and continue cooking for around 5 minutes.
  • Next, add the spinach and continue cooking and stirring for 15 more minutes.
  • Finally, add the black pepper, and niter kibbeh to the mix, continue cooking for around 3 more minutes and add some salt.

Ingredients And Equipment

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