Thursday, September 3

Fresh Okra and Tomato salad

I love okra any which way — raw, fried, or sauteed — but what I don't love is the slime. Why? Why? Why must there be slime when you cook okra?! I believe the trick is to keep them whole, and not cut them into bite-sized pieces. In this lovely side dish, I cooked the okra whole over medium high heat and then threw in some grape tomatoes. The sauce is lemon juice, garlic, salt, and pepper. Thats it! This is a perfect weeknight dinner side dish or a festive labor day dish!

Sauteed Fresh Okra and Tomato Salad
1/2 lb fresh okra
10 or so grape tomatoes, split lengthwise
1 garlic clove, minced
Juice of half a lemon
salt 'n' peppa

1 Trim ends of okra and cook over medium high heat until bright green and slightly softened.
2 Throw in the tomatoes and garlic, and squeeze lemon juice into pan and mix all together.
3 Season with salt and pepper and serve!

16 comments:

♥peachkins♥ said...

I love okra..I love this recipe...

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

An interesting salad! I've never cooked okra...

Cheers,

Rosa

Faith said...

Okra is one of my favorite vegetables, and it's really perfect with tomatoes!

Soon, Then said...

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Dana said...

I love every single vegetable except okra. I just can't deal with the slime but I never thought of keeping it whole. Next time I see it at the farmers' market I will pick some up to try.

girlichef said...

LOL...slime, I know!! Your plate looks very appetizing, though :D yum!

Cinnamon Girl aka Reeni♥ said...

I've never had okra. When you say slime I get scared! This does look fresh and delicious!

Devan Geselle. N said...

yum.
simple.. and perfect.

Reginald @ Ceramic Canvas said...

I'm a huge okra fan

- blame it on my Alabama upbringing :)

Your recipe looks so fresh and

perfect with a nice glass of dry

white. I'm gonna miss summer. :(

Foodie with Little Thyme! said...

So was there any slime? The slime is what keeps me from Okra. Tell me it worked and I can eat Okra.

Cucinista said...

Great recipe. I've always just chopped and simmered okra (never mind the slime) so will try it whole like yours next time.

Kerstin said...

I've never had non-fried okra, so I'll have to try it. Thanks for the cooking tips!

5 Star Foodie said...

An excellent okra preparation, I must try it whole! Delicious salad!

Soma said...

Looks good Zoe. I always cook okra the indian way, like a saute/fry, never thought of it as a salad! love that the green is retained.

Esme said...

I will have to try these-I love okra.

nora@ffr said...

love the color combination in ye salad!! yumm!!