Simple Okra Stew


Serves 4

Super easy

Simple Okra Stew


For 4 Person(s)


  • 3 tablespoon(s) olive oil
  • 16 ounce(s) bag of frozen okra rounds
  • 12 pearl onions
  • 1 head of garlic, peeled, crushed and chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) dried oregano
  • salt, to taste
  • fresh black pepper, to taste
  • 14 1/2 ounce(s) can whole tomatoes, diced, juice reserved
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon(s) lemon juice

Simple Okra Stew Directions

  1. Heat the oil over high heat and pan-fry the okra for 1 to 2 minutes. Remove to a bowl.
  2. Add the onions to the pan and cook until softened. Lower the heat and return the okra to the pan. Add the garlic, oregano, salt and pepper and stir until the garlic turns golden. Add the tomatoes, the reserved juice and the lemon juice. Cook until the okra has softened and the pan sauce has thickened slightly. Adjust the salt, if necessary.

Recipe notes

This stew can be cooled in the fridge and served cold as a side with pita or another unleavened bread such as naan, or it can be served hot. It can also be served with couscous, white rice or a variety of meats (lamb or kebabs).

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