Greek Okra Recipe

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) 

Traditional Manestra Recipe

This pasta with fresh tomato sauce dish is a one-pot wonder known as Manestra, Kritharaki or Orzo. With just a few simple ingredients you can whip up this delicious and popular Greek recipe in less than an hour! 


1/2 x cup olive oil

500 x grams Orzo

5 x ripe tomatoes

1 x large Spanish onion

2 x cloves garlic

Salt & pepper to taste

1.5 x litres water

Feta (optional)


-Blend or grate tomatoes and set aside. 

-Finely chop onion and garlic.

-Heat oil in a deep saucepan and sauté onion and garlic for a minute.

-Add blended tomatoes and allow to cook for about 5 minutes on medium/high heat.

-Add Orzo and pour in water. Add salt and pepper and stir. 

-Allow to cook for around 30 minutes on medium heat and stir frequently so it won’t stick. If liquid reduces quickly, add more water. 

Tip: Sprinkle some Feta on top for some extra flavour!

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