These Okra Spears are so easy, and can easily make a great appetizer, snack, or side dish.  If you are looking for a healthy replacement for your chips or french-fries consider this option. OR, if you are stumped for a healthy veggie side dish, this goes great with just about anything.

So here we go:

  • preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • get some Okra from your grocery store or farmers’ market.  Okra gets sticky overtime, so I recommend cooking it closely after you pick it up to avoid the stickiness
  • wash the okra, cut off the head of the okra, and then cut it long ways to make pretty spears. (pictured above)
  • place the okra in an oven safe baking pan or dish (spread them out evenly so they aren’t crowded)
  • drizzle olive oil, salt & pepper, paprika, and if you like some more spice a drizzle of red crushed pepper


  • place in oven for 15 minutes, don’t let them get floppy! (check on them at least once, to see how they are browning and to toss them a bit)
  • Serve while hot! Like french fries. 😉



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