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  • Spicy Okra

You will love this zesty okra dish.

Recipe Source: Heart Healthy Home Cooking African American Style
Prep time Cook time Yields Serving Size
10 minutes 20 minutes 10 servings ½ C
Photograph of the completed recipe.
  • 2 packages (10 oz each) frozen, cut okra

  • 1 Tbsp vegetable oil

  • 1 medium onion, coarsely chopped

  • 1 can (14½ oz) no-salt-added diced tomatoes

  • 1 fresh jalapeno pepper (or habanero chile pepper), pierced 3 times with a fork

  • ½ tsp salt

  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper

4 g
Total fat
1 g
Saturated fat
0 mg
133 mg
5 g
Total fiber
4 g
15 g
563 mg
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.


  • 1
    Rinse okra in a colander under hot water.

  • 2
    Heat oil in a 10-inch heavy skillet over moderately high heat. Add onion and sauté for about 3 minutes.

  • 3
    Add tomatoes (including juice) and jalapeno pepper, and bring to a boil. Stir the mixture for 8 minutes.

  • 4
    Add okra and cook, gently stirring, until okra is tender, about 5 minutes.

  • 5
    Stir in salt and black pepper, and discard the jalapeno pepper before serving.

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