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Try a simple, healthier way of cooking your fresh okra by following this recipe.



  • 1 pound small okra (3-inches long or less), about 4 cups
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt



  1. Remove stems from okra. Wash okra and dry well before moving to step 2.
  2. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat until quite hot. Add okra and sauté 3 to 4 minutes until almost crisp-tender.
  3. Add garlic, crushed red pepper and salt. Cook, stirring constantly for about 1 minute. Make sure garlic does not burn. Cooking is done when okra is crisp-tender.
  4. Serve immediately.


Serves 6


Nutrition Facts    
Serving Size: 1    
Servings per Recipe: 6    
Amount per Serving    
Calories: 70    
Calories from Fat: 36    
  % Daily Value *  
Total Fat: 5 g 7%  
Saturated Fat: trace 2%  
Cholesterol: 0 mg 0%  
Sodium: 35 mg 4%  
Total Carbohydrate: 6 g 2%  
Dietary Fiber: 2 g 10%  
Protein: 2 g 3%  
Vitamin A 10%  
Vitamin C 27%  
Calcium 6%  
Iron 3%  

*The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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