Stewed Tomatoes and Okra

Scott asked for some okra recently, and when I went to Downtown Produce, they had their grape tomatoes dirt cheap because they were beginning to get soft. So for about $3 bucks, I made a large pot of stewed tomatoes and okra. Not only was it cheap, but it was easy!

Stewed Tomatoes and Okra

  • 2 pints grape tomatoes
  • 20 or so okra pods, sliced and tops removed
  • 2-3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • salt and pepper to taste

Heat olive oil in a pot over medium heat. Saute onion and garlic for about 5 minutes. Add in okra and tomatoes. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes. Uncover, and using a wooden spoon, crush tomatoes open. Recover and stew another 15 minutes. Serve warm.

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3 Comments

  1. I love Okra, such a good for you vegetable. I can’t find it here in Italy but while in the USA I really and truly enjoyed it; especially in my soups.

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  2. This sounds lovely and fresh. I was wondering if grape tomatoes are similar to cherry tomatoes and if you could substitute them into the recipe?

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