35 Okra Recipes Every Southerner Will Love
Every good Southerner has a love affair with okra that the rest of the country can’t quite understand. Why? Because most people don’t know how to cook it. You, on the other hand, have a handful of slime-busting tricks up your sleeve (from selecting small pods to cooking over high heat). You know that it’s the king of the vegetable kingdom—especially when it’s fried. Here, 35 finger-licking ways to prepare it.
Crispy Chickpea Batter Okra
Flavored with chili powder, ground turmeric and cumin seeds (yum).
The Best Succotash
Corn + okra = heaven.
Spicy Grilled Okra
Crunchy, creamy and totally delicious.
Baked Popcorn Okra
Yes, yes, yes a thousand times yes.
Louisiana Seafood Gumbo with Okra
Healthy Cajun-Style Charred Okra and Shrimp
Whoa, gluten-free and low-carb.
Fried Okra Salad
At last, a salad we can get behind.
Harissa-Stewed Black-Eyed Peas with Okra and Collard Greens
Make a big batch to last you all week.
Pan Seared Salmon with Succotash
Bye, boring side of roasted asparagus.
Anything but plain cutlets.
Easy Healthy Vegetable Soup with Turmeric
This detox concoction is vegetarian, Paleo and gluten-free.
Vegan Fried Okra
Ready to change the mind of even the biggest okra skeptic.
Okra with Caramelized Red Onions and Basil
Crab, Okra and Gouda Flatbread
Best combo ever.
Stewed Okra and Tomatoes
With plenty of bacon, of course.
Okra Jalapeno Fritters
Finger food is the best food.
Blistered Okra with Garlic and Cumin
Healthier than fried—but just as addictive.
Four-Ingredient Okra Stir-Fry
A total no-brainer.
Cajun Sweet Potato Salad with Cornmeal-Crusted Okra, Corn and Bell peppers
Does this count as a grain bowl?
Summer Lentil & Okra Gumbo
Satisfying, but not too heavy.
Okra and Onion Stir Fry
Is your mouth watering?
Jerk Chicken and Okra Rice
Looks tough to make. (Good news: it’s not).
“Fried” Chicken, Okra and Tomato Corn Cakes
Piled high with chipotle peaches.
Jambalaya Fried Rice
We want to dive in face-first.
Okra Parmigiana Recipe
Damn, you’re looking fine.
Blackeyed Peas and Pancetta with Pickled Okra
Ready thy Dutch oven.
Classic Southern Fried Okra
You only need four ingredients.
Grilled Sausage with Roasted Corn and Okra with Goat Cheese
One hearty dinner, coming right up.
Cajun Oven-Roasted Okra Fries with Lemon-Garlic Aioli
Southern-Style Quinoa Salad with Honey-Mustard Vinaigrette
Get in our belly.
Creole Chicken Okra
It comes together in less than an hour.
Skillet Okra with Garlic
It’s OK to keep things simple, people.
What a masterpiece.