Cookbook:Liberian Collard Greens Stew

Liberian Collard Greens Stew
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Liberian collard green stew is a hearty and flavorful dish that is a staple in Liberian cuisine. Made with tender collard greens and a rich tomato-based sauce, this stew is both nutritious and delicious. It can be served as a main course with rice or bread, and it's perfect for sharing with family and friends.






  1. In a large pot, heat the vegetable oil over medium heat.
  2. Add the chopped onion and minced garlic to the pot. Sauté until the onion becomes translucent and the garlic becomes fragrant.
  3. Stir in the diced tomato, red bell pepper, and green bell pepper. Cook for a few minutes until the vegetables are softened.
  4. Add the chopped collard greens to the pot and mix well with the sautéed vegetables.
  5. Season the stew with ground paprika, ground cayenne pepper (if using), and salt to taste. Stir to coat the collard greens and vegetables with the spices.
  6. Pour in the vegetable broth (or water) to the pot, ensuring that the collard greens are well covered.
  7. Cover the pot and let the stew simmer on low heat for about 30–40 minutes, or until the collard greens are tender and flavorful.
  8. Taste and adjust the seasoning if needed, adding more salt or spices according to your preference.
  9. Serve as a main dish with rice or bread, and enjoy.

Notes, tips, and variations

  • You can add other vegetables like carrots or sweet potatoes to the stew for extra flavor and nutrition.
  • For a richer taste, you can add some coconut milk to the stew during cooking.
  • Leftover stew can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat before serving.


  • Collard greens are a good source of vitamins A, C, and K, as well as calcium and iron.
  • The variety of vegetables in this stew provides a range of vitamins, minerals, and dietary fiber.