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Roasted Okra

If you think you don't like okra or have only ever eaten it fried, you've got to try this easy (slime-free) preparation. Roasting okra brings out nutty, sweet notes, and the diced jalapeño adds a bit of heat. If you don't like things very spicy, you can half the jalapeño or omit it altogether.

Level: Easy
Prep Time: 15m
Cook Time: 40m
Servings: 6


  • 1 1/2 pounds okra (pick small, unblemished pods), cut length-wise into quarters
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 – 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 jalapeño, seeds removed and diced
  • Freshly grated black pepper to taste
  • optional garnish: chopped cilantro and fresh lime juice.


  • Pre-heat oven to 400° F.
  • Line a rimmed cookie sheet (a.k.a. a half sheet pan) with parchment paper. Toss okra with remaining ingredients and put on cookie sheet in a single layer. Bake, stirring every 10 to 15 minutes, until soft and slightly crispy, approximately 30 to 40 minutes.
  • Serve hot with optional garnish.
Posted in — Side DishesSummerveganvegetarian Written by — jglass

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