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Roasted Okra

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Clock Icon for Prep Time 20 min prep
Person Icon for Serving Size 4 servings
Carrot Icon for Number of Ingredients Size 7 ingredients

This Roasted Okra dish is great to serve to okra skeptics. Roasting is a great way to cook okra that gets rid of the sliminess that can turn people off.


  • 1 pound okra, washed
  • 4 to 5  jalapeño peppers, deseeded and sliced lengthwise into thick strips (or to taste)
  • 1 bunch scallions, trimmed, cut into 2-inch pieces, white parts also cut in half lengthwise
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Sea salt, to taste
  • ½ cup cilantro, chopped
  • Juice from 1 lime, about 2 tablespoons

Nutrition Facts


86 cals


4 g

Saturated Fat

1 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

1 g

Monounsaturated Fat

3 g


14 g


3 g


5 g


3 g


418 mg


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Trim around the stem end of the okra, without cutting in the pod itself.
  3. In a bowl toss the okra, jalapeños, scallions, olive oil, and salt together.  Spread evenly onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  4. Bake for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.  The okra should be soft, browned and blistered in some spots.
  5. Toss in a bowl with chopped cilantro and lime juice. Serve.

Chef Tips

If you want a milder dish, substitute 1 poblano pepper for the jalapenos.

Registered Dietitian Approved

All our recipes are created by chefs and reviewed by our oncology-trained staff Registered Dietitian, Kate Ueland, MS, RD, to ensure that each is backed with scientific evidence and meets the standards set by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

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