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Okra in Tomatoes Sauce

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Ingredients

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1 medium diced Onions
1 1/2 pounds (stems trimmed) Okra
1/4 cup Olive Oil
1 tablespoon Salt
1/2 cup White Vinegar
1 Garlic Cloves
Tomatoes
1/4 cup chopped Fresh Parsley
1/2 cup Water
to taste Freshly Ground Black Pepper

Nutritional information

134
Calories
8.7g
Total Fat
1.2g
Saturated Fat
0mg
Cholesterol
1176mg
Sodium
11.5g
Total Carbohydrate
4.4g
Dietary Fiber
3.1g
Total Sugars
2.7g
Protein
106mg
Calcium
1mg
Iron
446mg
Potassium

Okra in Tomatoes Sauce

Greek vegetarian dish that will work well as a side or as a light entrée.

  • 115 minutes
  • Serves 6
  • Medium

Ingredients

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Okra in tomato sauce recipe made with small whole okra, fresh or canned tomatoes, and onion. Not many people know this, but Okra is a vegetable native to Africa. It is a simple Greek vegetarian dish that will work well as a side or as a light entrée. Lots of people are wary of okra because of the texture and “slime”, factor, but you can minimize this by keeping okra whole and not overcooking it. If you like this greek recipe, then try Greek Omellete from our recipe collection.

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Steps

1
Done

Soak the okra for at least an hour before cooking in a large bowl filled with some water, white vinegar, and 1 tablespoon salt. Drain the soaking liquid from the okra before cooking but do not rinse the pods. Dry okra well.

2
Done

Heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the onion and saute until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and saute until fragrant about 1 or 2 minutes.

3
Done

Add the okra, tomatoes, parsley, and water. Cover and simmer over medium-low heat until tender, about 30 to 40 minutes depending on size. Be sure to monitor your liquid levels in the pot and add a bit of water if needed. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste and serve.

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