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Easy Roasted Okra with Simple Yogurt Dipping Sauce

Go ahead and skip the fried okra next time. Roast them in the oven instead for delicious flavor and an incredible texture. This roasted okra recipe is easy to make and scrumptious to eat!
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I’m finding myself bringing more and more okra home, since moving to Florida. I don’t think I have ever seen it back in Washington, but here, I keep eyeing it in every grocery store. I can’t help myself. Okra is a wonderful vegetable that has a delicious, unique flavor. Pair it with some fresh garden vegetables and you’ve got a wonderful side dish. Or serve on its own for a yummy snack, with a simple dipping sauce.

The first time I tried Okra, is when I got Covid and didn’t feel like cooking at all. Had no energy whatsoever. I ordered dinner through Door Dasher. I think I ordered braised lamb with rice and okra. I didn’t even know what okra was. When my order came, I gave it a try and just enjoyed the flavors of okra, a new kind of vegetable for me. Later on, I started seeing it everywhere and started recipe testing. My kids are not fans of it yet, but maybe someday they will be.

Easy Oven Roasted Okra Recipe

Let’s Talk Okra

Health Benefits:

  • It’s rich in Vitamins A and C
  • Okra is full of antioxidants
  • It’s rich in folate, magnesium, and fiber while being low in calories
  • It can reduce health conditions like cancer, diabetes, stroke, and heart disease

Misconceptions

Okra gets a bad rep. That’s because sometimes it produces a slimy texture. And that slimy texture isn’t really appealing. But there’s a way to avoid that. And as much as I eat okra, I never eat slimy okra. Cooking the okra without any liquid on high heat makes it perfectly crunchy. Not slimy.
What To Serve With This Roasted Okra

Like I mentioned before, you can serve this roasted okra all by itself. It’s delicious enough. But it also makes for a great companion on the dinner table. This recipe pairs well with almost any kind of protein. Here are some yummy recipes that would go really well with this roasted okra:

Soy Sauce Chicken With Honey And Ginger

Seared Salmon In A Creamy Butter Sauce

Easy Oven Roasted Okra Recipe

A Few Helpful Tips to Roasting Okra

Many people cut okras into rounds before cooking them. I find cutting them in half vertically allows them to cook up like a chip. Making them extra crunchy! Yum!

All right, here’s what you’ll need to pull this simple dish together:

  • okra
  • olive oil
  • curry
  • garlic powder
  • sea salt

Easy Oven Roasted Okra Recipe

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Roasted Okra with Simple Dip

Go ahead and skip the fried okra next time. Roast them in the oven instead for delicious flavor and an incredible texture. This roasted okra recipe is easy to make and scrumptious to eat!
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Course: Side Dish, Starters and Sides
Cuisine: American
Allergy: Gluten Free, Nut Free, Vegetarian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 163kcal

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1 lb okra, rinsed
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp curry
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ cup plain yogurt
  • ground pepper, to taste

Instructions

  • Preheaat oven to 350F
  • Cut away the stems in okra. Then cut in half, lengthwise
  • Place okra in a large bowl, add curry powder, sea salt, garlic powder and olive oil. Toss to coat okra evenly in spices.
  • Place okra on a baking sheet in a single layer.
  • Roast in the oven for 20-25 minutes. It's ready when lightly browned and tender.
  • While okra is roasting, prepare the sauce, combining all ingredients in a small bowl.
  • Serve hot with the yogurt sauce.

Nutrition

Calories: 163kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 612mg | Potassium: 741mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 2048IU | Vitamin C: 53mg | Calcium: 230mg | Iron: 2mg

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