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Zesty Roasted Okra

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

That’s it!

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Zesty Roasted Okra makes a wonderful side dish, or finger food, for healthy snacking.

Give them a try!

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Zesty Roasted Okra

Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Total Time: 21 minutes
Zesty Roasted Okra Recipe - Fresh summer okra roasted on a sheet pan with cumin, ancho chili powder, and garlic. This simple healthy side dish is fantastic!
Servings: 6



  • 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.


Serving: 4ounces, Calories: 81kcal, Carbohydrates: 8g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 0g, Cholesterol: 0mg, Sodium: 495mg, Potassium: 345mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 860IU, Vitamin C: 26.1mg, Calcium: 96mg, Iron: 0.9mg
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Author: Sommer Collier

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  6. That looks tasty! I haven’t experimented much with okra, but now I want to! 

  7. My first time roasting okra and I loved it. I split them in two instead of leaving whole. Will make again for sure. 

  8. 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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  18. result of this delicious okra. can do more boiled dishes or cooking sour soup in addition to your baking dish. Please refer to the excellent dishes from the processing result.

  19. 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.

  20. Oh My Goodness!!!!! This sounds yummy! Thanks for sharing recipe,I  look forward to trying it.