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Roasted Okra & Tomato Salad

Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 4

Ingredients

  • 1 pound fresh whole okra
  • 1/2 pint grape tomatoes
  • 1 T extra virgin olive oil
  • Coarse salt
  • Fresh cracked black pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425°F.
  • Wash and dry the okra and tomatoes.
  • Place the vegetables on a baking sheet, leaving plenty of space between each piece. Drizzle with olive oil. Roll the vegetables around for even distribution.
  • Sprinkle on the salt and pepper to taste.
  • Roast the okra and tomatoes for 15 minutes, turning once.
  • Remove from the oven and enjoy as a warm snack or side dish.

Notes

Notes:
Using fresh, good quality okra is the key to the success of this recipe. I’ve had the best results getting the okra from my farmers market and cooking it within 1 day. Select smaller pods with bright green color. These are the most tender and flavorful. Avoid the larger pods which tend to be tough and woody.
For extra flavor, add 1/2 teaspoon Cajun seasoning before roasting. Choose a blend without salt.