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Charred Okra with Tomatillos

Photo: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Lindsey Lower

Hands-on time 15 mins
Total time 15 mins
Yield

Serves 4 (serving size: 1/2 cup)

This healthy side dish is a fantastic way to get your daily serving of veggies.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 pound okra, halved lengthwise
  • 1/2 cup onion, sliced vertically
  • 3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup peeled, julienned tomatillo
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh oregano
  • 1 teaspoon grated lime rind
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

Nutrition Information

  • calories 92
  • fat 6.7 g
  • satfat 2.4 g
  • monofat 3.5 g
  • polyfat 0.5 g
  • protein 2 g
  • carbohydrate 8 g
  • fiber 3 g
  • cholesterol 8 mg
  • iron 1 mg
  • sodium 271 mg
  • calcium 58 mg

How to Make It

  1. Heat a large skillet over high heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add okra in a single layer; cook, without stirring, 3 minutes or until charred. Stir. Add onion and garlic; cook 2 minutes or until lightly charred. Add tomatillo, sugar, and pepper; cook 1 minute or until tomatoes start to break down.

  2. Remove pan from heat; stir in butter and remaining ingredients.