Okra (Bamies Kokkinistes) are packed with nutrients and vitamins, including protein, zinc, potassium, magnesium, folate and calcium.

There are many ways to cook okra and lots of recipes use a baking method, however our recipe is stewed okra with fresh tomatoes and onion- it’s flavoursome, simple and quick to make!

This is our popular recipe which we first shared on our former food blog Flavours & Flair. 

Ingredients →

– 500 x grams okra

– 1 x white onion, chopped

– 3 x ripe tomatoes, grated

– 1/2 x cup white vinegar

– 1/4 x cup olive oil

-1/4 x cup water

– salt and pepper to taste

Method →

– Wash the okra and trim pointy ends off.

– Place okra in bowl and cover with cold water. Add vinegar and allow to soak for 2 minutes.

– Drain, pat dry and set okra aside.

– Add olive oil in pan and allow to heat.

– Add chopped onion and sauté for 2 minutes. Take sautéed onion out of pan and place in a dish.

– Add okra to pan and sauté for 5 minutes.

– Add onions back in with grated tomato.

– Add water and season with salt and pepper. Stir and allow to cook on low to medium heat for around 30 minutes, or until sauce thickens.

*Recipe & Image by IN+SIGHTS GREECE © (Copyright) 

Penny Zalalas

Executive Editor

At the age of 18, when starting her university degree in Media & Culture, Penny was offered her first role in the industry and began her career at Rupert Murdoch’s News Limited. Since then she has worked as a journalist & editor in both print & online publications, bringing with her 20 + years of experience in magazines. Her utter love for Greece, plus a constant urge to create, innovate & inspire is what led her to launch IN+SIGHTS GREECE.