This oven-roasted okra is a simple and delicious summer side dish! This recipe is paleo, whole30, AIP, and vegan.

okra in bowl

Oven Roasted Okra

Okra is a delicious and healthy summer vegetable that is often associated with being fried. I used to think that frying okra was really the only to make it, but that’s definitely not the case! It’s great sauteed in a pan, in soups like gumbo, grilled, or oven-roasted.

This oven-roasted okra is a simple and easy summer side for when you want that okra flavor but without the frying. All you need if fresh okra and a few simple pantry staples for this recipe that’s paleo, whole30, AIP and vegan.

The ingredients for the oven-roasted okra

  • Okra
  • Avocado oil
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Lemon
  • Garlic and onion powder

How to Make Oven Roasted Okra

  • Prepare the okra by washing well and slice off the tops. Continue to slice the okra into about 4-5 slices per piece of okra and set aside.

okra slices on cutting board

  • Add the okra to the baking sheet and top with oil, balsamic, lemon juice, and seasonings. Toss to coat.
  • Transfer to the oven and roast for 20-25 minutes, flipping halfway through.

 

Is okra healthy?

Okra is rich in vitamins A, C, and K making it a nutrient-dense vegetable! It’s also high in folate which is a beneficial nutrient, especially for pregnant women.

How do you choose good okra?

Look for okra that is bright green! You want to avoid okra that is too soft or has too many black spots.

Is this oven-roasted okra slimy?

Okra is known for being a little stick and slimy, and it definitely is when you slice into it raw.  However, once you cook it at a high heat like this, it loses it that! Cooking it with acid like lemon and balsamic vinegar also helps to reduce this and add flavor.

Can you cook this ahead of time? How do you reheat it?

Yes! This recipe easily stores in the fridge for a few days. The best way to reheat it is to reheat in the oven for just a few minutes until warm.

What can you serve this oven-roasted okra with?

okra slices in bowl

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Oven Roasted Okra


  • Author: Michelle
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 25
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

This oven-roasted okra is a simple and delicious summer side dish! This recipe is paleo, whole30, AIP, and vegan.


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Ingredients

  • 1 lb okra
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 3/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper (omit for AIP)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Prepare the okra by washing well and slice off the tops. Continue to slice the okra into about 4-5 slices per piece of okra and set aside.
  3. Add the okra to the baking sheet and top with oil, balsamic, lemon juice and seasonings. Toss to coat.
  4. Transfer to the oven and roast for 20-25 minutes, flipping halfway through.
  5. Remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly before serving.

Notes

All nutritional information are estimations and will vary. Estimations do not include optional ingredients.

  • Category: Sides
  • Method: Roasted

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 104
  • Fat: 7.2g
  • Carbohydrates: 9.4g
  • Fiber: 3.6g
  • Protein: 2.2g

Keywords: okra