Okra and Tomatoes Recipe

Okra and Tomatoes

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.

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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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  1. 6

    Mary says

    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!!!!

  2. 8


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

  3. 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!!!!

  4. 10

    Salty says

    Around here we have a variation of that and we call it okra stew. Sometimes we add ground beef or turkey and then it’s a complete one dish meal.

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