Okra and tomatoes is a Creole Cajun favorite, and this flavorful version gets its heat from both red pepper and fresh ginger.
Okra is full of fiber that’s great for your gut and heart health, and this recipe easily does double-duty as a meatless main when you add cooked brown rice or quinoa.
Spicy Okra with Garlic and Tomatoes joins White Bean Cajun Chicken with Black Beans and “Rice”; Blackened Salmon; and Confetti Quinoa on our Cajun Cooking menu.
Spicy Okra with Garlic and Tomatoes
April 15, 2017
This Cajun recipe is full of flavor from fiber-rich okra, tomatoes, and onion. The heat comes from cayenne, plus the subtle kick of fresh ginger.
Virgin Diet compliant: Cycles 1, 2, and 3
Sugar Impact Diet compliant: Cycles 1, 2, and 3
- Prep: 10 mins
- Cook: 30 mins
- Yields: 4 Servings
1Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the onions and cook, stirring occasionally, until slightly softened, 4 minutes.
2Stir in the ginger, garlic, and red pepper flakes; cook for 2 minutes.
3Add the okra and tomatoes and cook for 5 minutes.
4Stir in the water, cover, reduce the heat to medium-low, and simmer until the okra is tender, 14 to 15 minutes.
5Remove from the heat and stir in the salt
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