Seed Library Recipe Bank: Okra

For more information and full directions on how to prepare these dishes,
please click on each photo or on the link at the bottom of each ingredient list
to go directly to the recipe's website.


Mediterranean-Style Okra

Mediterranean-Style Okra


Extra virgin olive oil

1 small onion chopped (1 cup chopped onion)

4 garlic cloves minced

2 small green chiles such as jalapeno chopped

1 lb frozen or fresh cut okra sliced into rounds (or small whole okra, trimmed)

Salt and pepper

1 tsp ground allspice

½ tsp coriander

½ tsp paprika

1 ½ cup crushed tomatoes

½ cup water

1 tomato sliced into rounds

Juice of ½ lime more to your liking

To see directions for this recipe visit the website



Roasted Okra

Roasted Okra


18 fresh okra pods, sliced 1/3 inch thick

1 tablespoon olive oil 

2 teaspoons kosher salt, or to taste

2 teaspoons black pepper, or to taste

To see directions for this recipe visit the website



Fried Okra

Fried Okra


1 bag frozen cut-up okra (or equal amount of fresh okra cut up)

1 -2 cup flour

1 -2 cup cornmeal

salt and pepper

5 eggs, beaten

To see directions for this recipe visit the website



Bhindi Masala

Bhindi Masala


2 1/2 tablespoon oil divided

1 lb. bhindi okra, chopped into rounds

1 teaspoon cumin seeds

1 medium red onion chopped

1 inch ginger chopped

1 green chili chopped, or more to taste

2 medium tomatoes chopped

1 1/2 teaspoon coriander powder

1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder

1 teaspoon amchur dried mango powder

1/4 teaspoon red chili powder or to taste

3/4 teaspoon salt or to taste

garam masala to sprinkle

ginger julienne to garnish

To see directions for this recipe visit the website



Summer Succotash

Summer Succotash


4 slices smoked bacon

1 medium sweet onion chopped

1 1/2 cups okra sliced 1/2 inch thick

2 cloves garlic minced

2 tablespoons butter

1 can (15 ounces) lima beans drained and rinsed

1 can (15 ounces) black eyed peas drained and rinsed

1 1/2 cups grape or cherry tomatoes halved

4 ears corn shucked and silks removed

1/4 cup chopped fresh chives

1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika

1 1/2 tablespoon cider vinegar

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For more information on okra recipes, take a look at some of these cookbooks from our collection. Just click on the picture to be taken to the catalog listing.

The glory of Southern cooking Soup for SyriaLearn to cook 25 Southern classics 3 ways Son of a Southern chef 

Cooking the West African way Carla Hall's soul food Vibrant food Entice With Spice

 Jerusalem: a cookbook Southern soups & stews In pursuit of flavor


Posted by SusieB on March 30, 2021