Roasting okra in olive oil is the simplest way to make it, and just as delicious as more elaborate methods. Roasting in a hot oven also helps to get rid of the typical okra sliminess.
Makes 2 servings
Total time: 30 minutes
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
1 pound (450 grams) fresh okra (350 grams after trimming)
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Line a large baking sheet with foil. Rinse okra and drain on a clean kitchen towel.
2. Trim the ends. Place in a large bowl and toss with the olive oil and salt.
3. Transfer to the prepared baking sheet. Roast 15-20 minutes, shaking the pan every five minutes, until lightly browned and tender.
4. Remove from oven. Season with freshly ground pepper. Serve immediately.
Nutrition per serving
Total Fat 6.8 g
Saturated Fat 0.9 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Sodium 280.0 mg
Total Carbohydrate 12.3 g
Dietary Fiber 5.3 g
Sugars 1.8 g
Protein 3.5 g
Weight watchers Points Plus: 3 points