Zimbabwe Greens (AKA Peanut Butter Greens)

As I have already mentioned, I love making and trying foods from different countries. This is my version of Zimbabwe Greens, a common dish made in Africa. It’s very basic, so feel free to experiment with different ingredients (just don’t leave out a nut butter!) You can use any leafy greens, but I think the collards hold up nicely and offer a slight crunch. Since it had peanut butter in it, it was an instant winner at my house 🙂


Zimbabwe Greens (Peanut Butter Greens) 


1 bunch collard greens, washed

1 tbsp oil

1 onion, chopped

1 garlic clove, minced

1 large tomato, chopped

1 tbsp chopped pimentos

3 tbsp peanut butter


Shred the collard greens (I used kitchen scissors for this) while discarding the tough stems. Set aside. In a deep skillet, heat oil and sauté onions and garlic for 3 minutes. Add in the tomato and pimentos and sauté for another minute. Bit by bit, add in the collard greens and cook them until they are slightly wilted (covering with a lid helps speed this process). Add in the peanut butter and mix until melted throughout.


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  1. […] the summer, I made Zimbabwe Greens. I was so in love with the idea of adding peanut butter to a main dish, that I tried it again in […]


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