Roast Okra

This is a slightly crazy morning.  It feels kind of silly saying that given how much free time I have these days, but nevertheless, it’s craycray up in here.

okra Clemson played (and won) last night, so I got to bed a little later than normal.  Next, family is coming in town today, so I have a little shopping/baking to do.


Lastly, it’s Kevin’s turn to bring in breakfast this morning.  His work group alternates Friday breakfasts.  Sure, that sounds cute and all… unless you’re the spouse who has to get up and cook it.  Yawwwwwn.

okraOh well, I was probably going to be up anyway.

With all these happenings, let’s just say I’m happy I’ve been saving this recipe for you.  It’s quick, easy, and delicious.

roastedY’all know I’m Southern, and ya probably also know I prefer most all veggies roasted.  It’s really no shocker that I’d attempt roast okra.

Roast Okra
Recipe type: side dish
  • fresh okra, washed and sliced
  • olive oil
  • sea salt
  1. Preheat oven to 425 F. Line a baking sheet with foil.
  2. Place okra on foil and spray with olive oil until lightly coated. If you lack a mister, use approximately 1 TBS olive oil per 3 handfuls of sliced okra. Feel free to use your hands to make sure oil is dispersed.
  3. Spread out the okra so that it is not touching and sprinkle lightly with sea salt (to taste).
  4. Roast okra in oven for 10 minutes. Take out and stir or shake. Return to oven for an additional 15 minutes. The cooking times are approximate depending on how well-done you like your veggies.

Okra is a late-summer veggie.  One cup of raw okra has a mere 31 calories per cup, 3 g fiber, 2 g protein, 8% DV calcium, 4% DV iron, and 35% DV of vitamin C.  Scoop some up before it’s too late!

platedSee – easy n’ delicious!  (Well… it’s delicious if you like okra… which the hubby doesn’t.  More for me!)  Happy Friday!

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31 Responses to Roast Okra

  1. Katie says:

    We love roasted okra! I first tried it when I was looking for a veggie to round out a pork vindaloo. Haven’t looked back since!

  2. I’ve seriously been crushing on the roasted veggies lately. But I have to admit… I’ve never had okra before. I remember being a little afraid of it’s fuzzy, rough exterior, and I don’t think my family ever cooked it when I was growing up. Good luck with the breakfast prep!

  3. I love okra! It’s kind of rare up here in the great white north, but I’ve been enjoying it grilled + topped with CHEESE. OMG OMG OMG.

    Cheese makes everything awesome.

  4. I’ve never eaten Okra before!!! I feel like a terrible food blogger lol!

  5. I definitely agree with you on roasted veggies, but i don’t think I’ve ever tried okra before! i’ll have to pick some up sometime soon.

  6. I absolutely LOVE Okra!!! I haven’t had it in forevs though. need to find me some soon!

  7. yummm! ive been on a roasted veggie kick lately- mushrooms, brussels sprouts, etc- im going to have to add okra to the mix now. what a great idea!

  8. So, I’ve actually never eaten Okra before, but I have to say this looks amazing and I love that it’s so easy. Definitely need to give it a try!

  9. I tried roasting Okra once but I just sprayed it with olive oil, and it turned to be too tough and chewy. But I think with a little more olive oil and salt, this would probably be delicious!

  10. Lisa says:

    I’ve been totally all over the roasted veggies lately! They are just so good with the Fall weather coming in now.
    Can’t believe I’ve never tried okra – but you are definitely making me want to!

  11. Can you believe I’ve never even tried okra?! This recipe makes them sound super delicious though. I’m going to buy some next time at the grocery store.

  12. I think I have only had okra in soups or deep fried. I love roasted veggies, especially if they are a little burnt, I will have to give this a try. Have fun with your family!

  13. My mom loves okra, and growing up it always grossed me out. Especially when it’s all slimy inside. But I’m willing to give it another chance, especially in the roasted version. I love roasting veggies, especially if they get crisp and crunchy. My sister told me so does this with brussel sprouts and then pops them like candy.

  14. I have never made okra. It’s only available frozen here. 🙁 I’d totally try it if it were fresh!

  15. Can you believe I’ve NEVER roasted okra before? I swear I just can’t help myself from eating it raw…it rarely lasts a couple of days around me! Lol

  16. I have tried okra in soup, but never roasted…I must try that!!

  17. Love this idea!! I haven’t roasted okra yet, but there’s a bag (waiting to be pickled) in the fridge that I could try this out on! 🙂

  18. I went to the Univ of Alabama and the dining hall had the BEST okra stew thing. Mmmm…

  19. I’ve only had okra once and it was kind of weird – mushy on the inside. Maybe I’ll try it again your way. If it’s roasted, I’ll eat any veggie!

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