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 TimePrep/Total Time: 25 min.
- 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 Facts2/3 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.
Sep 15, 2019
I love okra and in my quest to eat healthier I gave this a try. I do not like boiled okra but this roasted okra has the texture of fried okra without the coating or the fat. My okra were small so I left them whole and they were delicious!