Okra, aka Ladies' finger, aka gumbo

Okra

Also known as ladies' finger, okra's slime has been both bane and pleasure to many. These tricky green pods can be savored fried, grilled, pan-roasted, or sautéed. The summer-season green also acts as a natural thickener in stews! Furthermore, it is a fantastic source of minerals, vitamins, fiber, and antioxidants. The only thing now is to find out how to deal with the slime. Do so with our okra recipes today.

Recommended Okra

Soup

Crab-Okra Gumbo Recipe

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Seafood soup dish whose origins hail from the Southern American flavors. A taste of the ocean with a kick of spice that\\\'s worth every bite.
45 mins

Vegetables

Copycat Cracker Barrel Breaded Okra Recipe

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Our take on Cracker Barrel’s fried okra is seasoned well with salt, pepper, and garlic powder for nice flavors. It’s also breaded with cornmeal for additional corn flavor and coarse texture.

15 mins

Soup

Okra Soup Recipe

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A Cajun favorite, okra soup is a great way to use this often ignored vegetable. This tomato-based soup also has corn and celery in it.

Sauteed

Sautéed Okra with Cashews Recipe

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Savor a nutty and zesty side in this sautéed okra and cashews recipe, made using simple ingredients for a healthy side dish that's perfect for a quick bite.
20 mins

Pan-Fry & Skillet

New Orleans Gumbo Recipe

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Take yourself right at the heart of New Orleans with this gumbo recipe. It's loaded with shrimps, sausages, okra, tomato, & celery for some Creole goodness.
1 hr 50 mins

Pan-Fry & Skillet

Okra, Tomatoes, and Bacon Recipe

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This bacon recipe proves that you can make something healthy out of this indulgent ingredient. The okras and tomatoes in this dish give it a Southern flair.
55 mins

Stew

Groundnut Stew Recipe

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Savor a spoonful of this West African-originated hearty Groundnut Stew that's made with crushed tomatoes, peanut butter, okra, chicken, and spices.
36 mins

Fried

Classic Southern Fried Okra Recipe

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Enjoy a serving of this golden brown fried okra, coated in corn meal for a crispier crunch on the outside, and soft and gooey bite on the inside dish!
30 mins

Pickle

Pickled Okra Recipe

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Enjoy a flavorful vegetable side with this pickled okra made with dried chile peppers and dried dill in boiled vinegar, water, and salt.
1 hr

Stew

Ground Masala Sambar With Okra Recipe

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The mix of the sour and savory flavor of this sambar is emphasized with the use of okra instead of the usual lentils. Try this inexpensive vegan dish!

BBQ & Grilled

Grilled Okra Recipe

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An dish that will surely satisfy your Asian food cravings.

35 mins

Steamed

Okra Medley Recipe

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This okra recipe makes a great tasting okra medley that's perfect for a main dish or side dish. We serve it alongisde a turkey leg for a filling meal.
55 mins

Boil

Sinigang na Baboy Recipe

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Sinigang na baboy is a Filipino soup made of pork with a tamarind-flavored broth that imparts a sour flavor to the savory dish.

2 hrs

Air Fryer

Air Fried Okra Recipe

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Switch up your usual side dish & savor a crunchy bite in this air fried okra recipe. The tender veggies are coated with bread crumbs & flour.

10 mins

Stew

Stewed Okra Recipe

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Add more veggies to your weekly menu with this stewed okra recipe. The ubiquitous Southern veg is cooked in a rich tomato broth.

40 mins

Beans

Purple Hull Peas Recipe

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Purple hull peas simmered until flavorful are a classic Southern side dish. They are also cooked with okra and bacon bits.

2 hrs 10 mins