Roasted Okra with Bacon and Tomatoes
This simple recipe combines oven roasted okra with fresh tomatoes and bits of bacon to make a versatile side dish that pairs well with a wide variety of entrees.
medium plum tomatoes
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Preheat the oven to 425°F and coat a large, shallow baking pan with nonstick spray.
Trim the stem ends from the okra, cut them in half lengthwise and arrange them on the prepared pan in a single layer. Season lightly with salt and pepper and roast just until tender, 8 to 10 minutes.
While the okra roasts, dice the cooked bacon into 1/4-inch pieces and set aside. Quarter the tomatoes lengthwise, cut each piece crosswise into 3 or 4 pieces and season with salt and pepper.
Remove the okra from the oven, and scatter the tomatoes and bacon over top. Continue roasting just long enough for the tomatoes to soften and heat through, 3 to 4 minutes.