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Zimbabwe Greens
From: Sharon

They use different greens in Africa but collard greens come the closest. Adapted from Recipes from countries around the world.


  • 1 bunch collard greens, washed
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 large tomato, cored, chopped
  • 5 green onions, sliced (green and white part)
  • 3 tablespoons smooth peanut butter (natural is best)
  • salt

Finely shred the greens, discarding tough stems.

Place in a saucepan with the water.

Bring to boil and cook, stirring occasionally, just until greens are crunchy-tender (don't overcook).

Drain greens, reserving liquid.

Return greens to medium heat; add tomato and onions.

Heat through, stirring frequently.

Thin peanut butter with 3/4 cup of the reserved cooking liquid, then add to vegetables.

Heat, stirring constantly, until greens have a creamy consistency, adding more reserved liquid if mixture seems too thick.

Taste; add salt if needed.

Serves 4.