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Greens Swimming in Peanut Sauce

The other day I looked into my fridge and was completely stumped at what to make. I was exhausted from working all day and really just needed a break. Unfortunately I was hungry and I happen to be one of those people that gets really cranky if they get too hungry. Knowing this about myself, I knew I didn’t have time to fret about what to make. It had to be quick and easy. I needed something flavorful and unusual.. but nothing that was even remotely difficult.

You’ll enjoy this dish if you like peanuts or peanut butter. The peanut sauce give this dish a distinctive asian flavor without all the effort that normally goes into making an asian curry. It’s straight forward and a perfect way to get some tasty nutritious greens into your dinner.


Greens Swimming in Peanut Sauce

Makes: 4-6 servings
Ready in: 30 minutes


  • 1 bunch of collard greens (about 1 – 2 pounds of any greens would work really)
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter (chunky or creamy — I used creamy here)
  • 3 medium carrots
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • about 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil


1. Wash the collard greens. Chop the entire leaf in bite sized pieces. I like to separate the stem from the leaf only portions so that I can cook the thicker parts longer.

2. Chop the carrots into circular pieces.

3. Chop the onions.

4. On medium-high heat, heat the olive oil in a pan. Once the oil is warmed up (a little runny and thin) add the onions. Cook till they are translucent; about 3 – 5 minutes.

5. Add the ground cumin and coriander. Saute for another minute.

6. Add the carrots and the thick portions of the collard greens. Allow them to cook for about 2 – 3 minutes.

7. Add the peanut butter and water. Mix till the peanut butter is well blended in the water. Bring the water to a boil on high heat then reduce to medium-low. Cover and cook till the carrots are just tender; about 3 – 5 minutes.

8. Add the remaining leafy portion of the greens. Stir till the leaves wilt. Add salt to taste – remember your peanut butter might be salted already. Serve hot!

This recipe has been linked at: Slightly Indulgent Tuesday, Two For Tuesdays,Delicious Dishes,Gluten Free Wednesdays

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9 Responses to Greens Swimming in Peanut Sauce

  1. girlichef says:

    This sounds amazing! Greens are good anyhoo…but add a little peanut sauce and swoon! Delish…thanks so much for sharing it w/ t4t this week.

  2. Christy says:

    I love peanut sauces – they just have something that I love! I haven’t ever had one on greens – I will trying this! thanks for linking to Two for Tues.

  3. Looks fantastic
    Thanks for linking up!

  4. This is another great real food recipe for Two for Tuesday. I’m laughing because I take that searching look into the fridge all the time. Any dish that had greens would be on my short list for quick and tasty!

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  7. jayu says:

    Just Superb taste of Collard greens and Peanutsauce! Loved it, It was so good that I decided to have it for Lunch instead of dinner. Thank you for this mouthwatering dish.

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