Sautéed Okra and Tomatoes Recipe

Saut\u00e9ed Okra and Tomatoes Recipe

What to do with fresh okra? Sauté it with fresh tomatoes, naturally. Make this quick side to accompany any grilled food in early autumn.

Note: If ripe fresh tomatoes aren't in season, substitute with high quality whole canned tomatoes.

  • Yield:6


  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 medium cloves garlic, peeled
  • 6 fresh San Marzano or Roma tomatoes, cut lengthwise into quarters (see note)
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  • 2 pounds fresh Okra, stems trimmed, cut in half crosswise


  1. 1.

    Heat olive oil in a 12-inch heavy-bottomed stainless steel sauté pan over medium-high heat until shimmering. Add garlic and cooking, stirring occasionally, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add tomatoes, season with salt and pepper, and cook, stirring occasionally, until they begin to break down, about 5 minutes. Add okra, cover, and cook, stirring and shaking the pan occasionally, until okra is cooked through, about 10 minutes. If pan runs dry, add up to 1/4 cup water to moisten. Season to taste with salt and pepper, and serve immediately.