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Creole Okra

Posted by Peggy on August 10, 2010

Creole Okra
Recipe: Creole Okra


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion or leek
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 orange or yellow bell pepper, seeded, membranes removed, chopped (1 cup)
  • 1 teaspoon cajun or creole seasoning*
  • 1 (16 ounce) can diced tomatoes in juice
  • 1/2-3/4 pound fresh okra, washed and ends removed
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley


  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-low heat. Sauté the onion or leek and garlic 4 minutes, or until fragrant and just transparent. Add the pepper and creole seasoning; cook and stir until tender.
  2. Add the tomatoes, and their juice, and okra and stir to incorporate into the vegetables. Cook for 25-35 minutes, or until okra is tender. In last minute of cooking time, stir in thyme and parsley.

* 1/4 teaspoon cayenne may be substituted for the creole seasoning

Active Time: 15 minutes

Simmer Time: 30 minutes

Number of servings (yield): 2-3 cups okra (4 servings w/rice)

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