8 Recipes for Okra Lovers

Last Updated July 17, 2017
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Photo: Amy Robb, edible Northeast Florida

We understand -- okra is not everyone's favorite. It's simultaneously fuzzy and slimy...and what's with all those seeds? But for all the okra lovers out there, here are 8 recipes to help you celebrate the oddest member of the hibiscus family.

Cajun Okra Gumbo

Vegan Okra Gumbo by Fresh Jax
Serve this flavorful stew with brown rice and a tossed salad for a hearty, veggie-packed dinner.

Okra Cornbread

Okra Cornbread
I’ve made this recipe for years. It started out a way to introduce my husband to the okra that I grew up devouring. An okra that discredited its “slimy” reputation. This recipe’s foundation...

Roasted Okra with Coconut Stuffing in Tomato Curry Leaf Sauce

Roasted Okra with Coconut Stuffing in Tomato Curry Leaf Sauce
Niven Patel, chef de cuisine at Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink, grows his own okra in his Homestead backyard garden.

Grilled Whole Okra

Eggplant Stacks from Juniper Market in St. Augustine Florida
This is a simple side dish, perfect if you are put-off by the sliminess of okra when prepared other ways.

Fried Okra Salad

Fried Okra Salad
THE HOME TEAM: EDIBLE TULSA TEST KITCHEN If having leftover fried okra sounds as crazy as having leftover wine, then cook extra okra today so you won’t have to heat up the kitchen again when you...

Crunchy Pickled Okra

Crunchy Pickled Okra recipe
No Southerner in their right mind would be caught dead without a jar of pickled okra. Store bought is OK but will never measure up to your own okra pickles. I started using pickled okra as a garnish...

Okra Ice Cream

Okra Ice Cream
THE HOME COOK: MEGAN SPEARS We’ll admit that initially we were a bit skeptical of this okra ice cream idea but the additions of almond milk and coconut cream give it a nutty, caramelly flavor. The...
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