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Easy Okra

What you need: 

1 pound okra
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 medium onion
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
4-5 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
1 tablespoon ginger, peeled and chopped finely
salt, to taste
jalapeno, to taste, optional
pepper, to taste

What you do: 

1. Cut both ends off each okra, and then cut them in two halves longitudinally. Mix them with lime juice in a bowl. Cut peeled onion into two halves then each half into longitudinal slices.
2. Put the oil in a sauce pan , add chopped garlic and ginger and fry for 1 minute. Add onion. Fry all these together until onion becomes very light brown (4-5 minutes).
3. Stir in okra mixture. Sprinkle salt to taste, and add chopped jalapeno (if using).
4. Cook for 8-10 minutes, but stir after every 1-2 minute until okra is tender. Sprinkle freshly ground pepper on top.
Serve as side dish or with vegan bread.

Preparation Time: 
15 minutes
Cooking Time: 


Best okra I have ever tasted. I did not expect this much flavor. Easy to make too. 


This was seriously the most delicious thing ever. I added some chopped tomatoes but other than that left it as it. SO GOOD, I think the salt is important, I wouldn't skip it. YUM-E. Thanks!


yum!!  i didnt use any salt, extra lemon juice and am eating it over white rice.  theres so much flavor in the okra, that it seeps into the white rice.  yummm.    I also didnt have any fresh ginger, so I threw in some powdered ginger right after i mixed the okra in with the onions.


I used this recipe as a base and threw in some seitan and about 1/3 chopped fresh red pepper, sauteed it up with a splash of Bragg's and served it with rice.  It made a nice sort of lime-chili dish that I served with rice.  Even made good leftovers!


Was actually a little he'sitant about this one but I'm sure glad I tried it. It was excellent. :

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