Okra Recipes

Fried okra, pickled okra, and okra gumbo are classic ways to use this bountiful summer vegetable. Find these recipes and more with reviews, ratings, and cooking tips.

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Fried Okra

Rating: 4.5 stars 391
Golden crispy slices of fried okra — a simple Southern classic!
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Roasted Okra

Rating: 4.5 stars 546
Roasting okra is simple, and bonus: Its texture will be firm and toothsome.

Air Fryer Roasted Okra

Rating: 4.5 stars 15
A simple recipe for deliciously crispy air-fried okra in just 15 minutes.

Caribbean Fish Soup

Rating: 4 stars 4
Not just a healthy soup, it's very tasty too. I always loved this soup while growing up in the Caribbean. To my surprise it turned out to be a good warm-up drink too. Long story short, as I waited for a bus on a very cold and windy winter evening in NYC, I noticed a West Indian restaurant across the street. I ran in to get a cup of coffee or tea. The last thing on my mind was a bowl of soup. They were about to close and the only thing they had was fish soup. I took a small cup and went back to the bus stop. It warmed me up so much and reached such a good place inside me that I ran back for more.

Grandma Oma's Pickled Okra

Rating: 4.5 stars 94
Grandma Oma always made these, and I still do. They are a welcome change on a relish tray.
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Sinigang na Bangus (Filipino Milkfish in Tamarind Broth)

Rating: 4.5 stars 2
In this Filipino fish recipe, bangus (milkfish) is stewed in a flavorful, slightly sour tamarind broth with lots of vegetables, an all-time favorite.
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Sausage and Shrimp Gumbo

Rating: 4.5 stars 57
This classic Cajun dish with sliced smoked sausage, shrimp, bell peppers and okra in a rich broth is ladled into bowls over rice.

Okra with Tomatoes

Rating: 4.5 stars 58
This is a yummy side dish with rice. Using two types of tomato gives the dish texture and is a tasty explosion of flavors with lots of garlic and crushed red pepper.

Chunky Vegetarian Vegetable Soup (Fast and Easy)

Rating: 4.5 stars 115
I make this super-easy vegetarian vegetable soup about every other week. It's thick and hearty, almost like a stew. Served with warm whole grain bread it makes a filling meal. Use green peas or green peas in place of okra if preferred.

Granny's Okra Soup

Rating: 5 stars 3
A delicious beef and vegetable soup that is a variation on the okra and tomato-based soup my great-grandmother used to make on the farm in Alabama. It's great with fresh or canned veggies, works with just about any alterations - I use fresh, locally-grown ingredients and it's always amazing. All ingredient measurements are approximate. The important thing about Granny's okra soup is that the tomato is the main ingredient, but okra, lima beans and potatoes are important too. Adding or subtracting other vegetables to taste or based on availability is perfectly acceptable.

Instant Pot® Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

Rating: 4.5 stars 14
Making gumbo can be time consuming, so speed things up by using your multi-functional pressure cooker. Garnish with chopped flat leaf parsley, if desired, and serve over rice.

Shrimp and Okra Gumbo

Rating: 4 stars 153
I like to add crabmeat to this hearty soup as well. Serve over rice with crusty French bread. Garnish with fresh parsley.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Okra Gumbo
Rating: 4 stars 57

Thickened with a roux, this vegetarian gumbo is rich with tomatoes, onions, mushrooms, peppers and okra.