10 Delicious Okra Recipes
What is okra? Okra is a warm season veggie that contains a healthy amount of Vitamin A, C and K. It’s also low in calories and has a high dietary fiber content. Okra, is also known as “lady’s fingers” or “gumbo". The vegetable has been suggested to help manage blood sugar in cases of type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes. Okra is great in soups or stews and can also be pickled.
1. Fried Pecan Okra
Enjoy this Southern-style side of okra! What better way to enjoy okra than mixing them with pecans and frying them?
2. Tomato-and-Okra Cornmeal Cakes
Grab your tomatos sized 1.5" in diameter for this one. Add your sliced tomato, okra, soft goat cheese, and some greens on top of your cornmeal cake for a delicious snack!
5. Peppery Grilled Okra With Lemon-Basil Dipping Sauce
This dish calls for some grilled okra! Grilling your okra will bring out its strong Southern flavors. Serve these on skewers and add a side of lemon-basil dipping sauce for extra flavor.
10. Shrimp-and-Okra Hush Puppies
We love hush puppies! For this dish, you will need to combine creole seasoning, okra, and shrimp for a tasty Southern taste and texture.
Original post from Southern Living.