Roasted Fresh Okra Recipe
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Roasted Fresh Okra Recipe

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If you have picky eaters who worry about texture, roasted okra is marvelous. It's OK to crowd the pan. Okra shrinks as it cooks. —Anna Katsoulis, Greenville, North Carolina
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 pound fresh okra, trimmed and cut lengthwise in half
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

2/3 cup: 115 calories, 10g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 302mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 3g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 fat, 1 vegetable.


  1. Preheat oven to 400°. Toss okra with oil, salt and pepper. Arrange in a 15x10x1-in. baking pan, cut side up. Roast 12-15 minutes or until tender and bottoms are lightly browned. Yield: 4 servings.
Health Tip: New to okra? It’s a rich source of vitamins K and C, low in calories and naturally fat-free.
Originally published as Roasted Fresh Okra in Taste of Home June/July 2015

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