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Dovi Collard Greens (Greens in a Peanut Sauce)

Dovi is a peanut sauce enjoyed in stews throughout Zimbabwe, and can contain either meat, vegetables, or both. This recipe forgoes meat, and includes collard greens as the main ingredient. Tempeh is also added for protein and texture, but feel free to use your favorite protein.. This makes a great side dish, or can be a complete meal with added protein and a starch. Sadzas, like the Millet Sadza go great with this dish. An Oldways recipe, created in partnership with The Peanut Institute.
6 servings


Dovi Collard Greens

E2 bunches of collard greens, (or other greens), stemmed, washed and cut into ribbons
E2 tbsp of olive oil
E1/2 onion, large, thinly sliced
E2 cloves of garlic, minced
E1-inch piece of ginger, minced
E2 tsp of turmeric powder
E1/2 tsp of crushed red pepper
E2 tbsp of tomato paste, no-salt-added
E1 1/2 cups of low sodium vegetable broth, divided
E1/2 cup of smooth peanut butter
E8 oz of tempeh, cut into small cubes or crumbled


  1. In a large pot, bring salted water to a boil. (We recommend roughly 2 teaspoons salt per pot of water.) Add the cut greens and let simmer for 5 minutes. Transfer greens to a container of ice water to halt cooking. Drain and set aside.
  2. To a large saucepan set at medium heat, add the olive oil. Add the onions and sauté for 4-5 minutes, or until translucent.
  3. Add garlic and ginger, and sauté for an additional 1-2 minutes.
  4. Add turmeric and crushed red pepper, and sauté for 30-45 seconds.
  5. Add tomato paste and cook until it is a rust red color, about 5 minutes. Add 1 cup of the broth, scraping any bits from the bottom of the pan, and stirring to combine.
  6. In a separate large bowl, add the peanut butter. Add the broth and tomato paste mixture, ½ cup at a time, and stir until the peanut butter is a smooth and thin consistency. Add thinned peanut sauce back to the saucepan and stir to incorporate.
  7. Add tempeh and collards to the sauce. If the sauce is too thick, add a bit more broth to thin it out. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Taste and adjust seasoning, adding salt as needed. Remove from heat and serve.

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