Okra and Tomato

    40 min

    Okra works well with tomatoes in this Creole-inspired vegan side dish.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 1/2 large onion, chopped
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • 1/2 green pepper, chopped
    • 1 (400g) tin chopped tomatoes
    • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
    • handful chopped fresh parsley
    • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
    • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
    • 500g (1 1/4 lb) okra, trimmed and sliced

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Sauté the onion and garlic until soft. Add the green pepper; cook and stir until tender. Drain the tomatoes, reserving juice, and pour them into the frying pan. Season with thyme, parsley, cayenne, salt and pepper. Simmer for 5 minutes over medium heat.
    2. Add the okra, and pour in enough of the reserved juice from the tomatoes to cover the bottom of the pan. Cover, and cook for 15 minutes, or until okra is tender.

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    For folks who think or have read that okra is too slimey to enjoy- try this recipe! I found this recipe delicious, a snap to make, and it's really healthy. I used a can of real Italian cherry tomatoes, fresh thyme, and added a bit more garlic, and it was wonderful. Okra-phobes, you won't regret trying this!  -  29 Jan 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This is as authentic as it comes and I should know because my Creole mamma made this all the time. She would also add a little fresh or frozen shrimp at the end for a slightly different taste. Great recipe!  -  25 Mar 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    A very good Creole Okra recipe! I made two changes. I used Ro-Tel tomatoes and, because it is summer, I substituted some of my fresh lemon thyme for dried thyme flakes.  -  11 Jul 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)