Sautéed Okra and Tomatoes

It seems that okra is one of those vegetables people either love or avoid at all costs, so if you’re not a fan, don’t dismiss this recipe – try it with zucchini instead. We happen to love okra, especially in soups, but it also makes a great side dish to pair with Southern-style entrées. The recipe is a simple one – sweet onion, garlic, sliced okra and fresh cherry tomatoes, sautéed until tender and finished with a bit of butter for extra flavor.

Sautéed Okra and Tomatoes

Sautéed Okra and Tomatoes

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This quick sauté of sliced okra, sweet onion and garlic combined with fresh tomatoes makes a nice accompaniment for Southern-style entrées.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb fresh okra
  • 1 pint cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup sweet onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon butter

Instructions

  • Trim the tips from the okra and slice into 1/2-inch pieces.
  • Heat the olive oil in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion and sauté until soft and translucent, 2 minutes.
  • Add the garlic and continue cooking until fragrant, 1 minute longer.
  • Add the okra to the pan and sauté, stirring frequently, until tender, 4 to 6 minutes.
  • Add the tomatoes, season to taste with salt and pepper and continue cooking just long enough for the tomatoes to soften.
  • Add butter and toss the mixture until the butter melts.
  • Serve immediately.
  • 4 servings
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