Okra and Tomatoes Recipe

Okra and Tomatoes Recipe from addapinch.com

Okra and tomatoes make a wonderful side dish anytime of the year, but especially during the summer as you can get fresh okra. These vegetables really sing when used together in this dish with the addition of onion and garlic.

Okra and tomatoes go perfectly with just about any meal you are serving – from grilled or roasted chicken to roast beef, pork or fish. It all works.

Okra and Tomatoes Recipe from addapinch.com


Here’s how I make it.

Okra and Tomatoes Recipe
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Okra and Tomatoes make a delicious side dish. Delicious with chicken, pork, beef, or fish!
Serves: 8
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 2 cups fresh okra, cleaned and cut into 1″ slices
  • salt
  • fresh ground black pepper
  1. Add olive oil to a saute pan over medium-low heat. Add in onions and saute until tender. Add garlic.
  2. Pour in diced tomatoes and toss in okra. Stir to combine.
  3. Allow to simmer over medium-low heat for about 20 minutes until the okra has become tender.
  4. Toss in salt and freshly ground pepper to taste.





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A seventh generation Southern wife and mom who loves to share simple, fresh, and scrumptious recipes the whole family will enjoy.


  1. 1

    I LOVE southern recipes like this…perfect side dish in this heat!!

  2. 2

    This is awesome Robyn, great flavors!

  3. 3

    What a perfect and refreshing way to enjoy okra and tomatoes. I love it.

  4. 4

    Mmm what a salad!

  5. 5

    A healthy and full nutritional dish made within 25 minutes. Looks delicious!

  6. 6

    One of my favorite dishes…..love this stuff!!!! Going to the farmer’s market today, and will definitely be making this tonight. Thanks for helping plan my menu!!!!

  7. 7

    I’ve been cooking okra and tomatoes since I was big enough to reach the stove. A real Southern classic!

  8. 8

    Classic. I remember fondly my grandmother making this all the time during the summers. And it was great with catfish!

  9. 9
    Sweetsugarbelle says:

    My Ma Fann used to make this every year at our family reunion with okra straight from her garden. NOTHING BETTER! She made an amazing squash version too. Good stuff!!!!

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