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Roasted Fresh Okra

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


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


  • 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.
Health Tip: New to okra? It’s a rich source of vitamins K and C, low in calories and naturally fat-free.
Nutrition 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.

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