Zesty Roasted Okra
Crisp Zesty Roasted Okra, a healthy summer side dish with tons of flavor!
Fried okra is one of my favorite southern side dishes. I especially like to eat it in the summer, when the okra is fresh-picked.
It’s the perfect accompaniment to barbecue and fried or sautéed fish.
However, fried okra is not the healthiest side dish.
The fry oil and breading add a lot of fat and calories. Plus, who wants to stand over hot fry oil in the summertime? Not me.
Today’s Zesty Roasted Okra recipe is a lighter healthier take on fried okra with tons of spicy appeal!
The okra stays moist in the center, yet is crispy around the edges. A simple blend of spices offers huge flavor that complements the okra, not overpowers it.
To Make Zesty Roasted Okra
Quickly toss fresh okra with a little olive oil, ground cumin, ancho chile powder, garlic powder, sea salt, and pepper.
Then spread them out on a baking sheet and roast in a high-heat oven.
Zesty Roasted Okra makes a wonderful side dish, or finger food, for healthy snacking.
Give them a try!
Zesty Roasted Okra
- 1 1/2 pounds fresh okra, washed and air dried
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 1/4 teaspoons sea salt
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/2 tsp ancho chile powder
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Place the okra in the center of a large rimmed sheet pan and drizzle oil over the top. Add all seasoning and toss well to coat.
- Spread the okra out in a single layer. Roast in the oven for 18-20 minutes. Shake the pan once at the 10 minute mark to turn the okra.
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That looks tasty! I haven’t experimented much with okra, but now I want to!
My first time roasting okra and I loved it. I split them in two instead of leaving whole. Will make again for sure.
I have used your technique several times. The spices are great, but for a quicker version, I use TJ’s Everything but the Bagel sprinkled over the okra. It’s a big hit around here!!
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Nothing beats fried okra, but this is a close second. Especially considering how healthy they are! I left mine in the oven a little longer because my oven seems to run cool. They were perfectly crisp and delicious.
Oh My Goodness!!!!! This sounds yummy! Thanks for sharing recipe,I look forward to trying it.