Many people shy away from cooking and/or eating okra because it can be unappealingly slimy if it’s not prepared correctly. Despite its reputation, okra can be incredibly delicious and super healthy. It’s low in calories. One cup of raw okra has only 33 calories, and that serving size is packed with a whopping 66% of the RDA of Vitamin K. Okra is also high is calcium, fiber, vitamin C, protein, folate, manganese, and magnesium. I think that makes okra a super-food veggie!
Come on now! Don’t wrinkle up your nose like that. Try it! I roasted this okra and it turned out delicious.
1 pound fresh okra, washed, dried, and stem ends removed
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
1. Preheat oven to 400°F (for my European friends that's 200°C, Gas Mark 6).
2. In a large bowl, coat the okra evenly with the olive oil. Spread okra out in a single layer on your oven’s broiling pan. Season with salt and pepper.
3. Roast for 15-20 minutes, or until the ends of the okra are slightly golden.