Okra and Greens

Source: What's Cooking? USDA Mixing Bowl

Serving size: 5 servings

An interesting introduction of okra to your family.

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  • 1 onion (small, finely chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons corn oil
  • 1 pound greens (shredded) Try kale, spinach or collard greens!
  • 16 okra
  • 4 chili peppers (finely chopped and crushed)
  • 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup water




1. In a large heavy pan saut onions in oil until golden brown.

2. Add remaining ingredients and about cup of water. Simmer over low heat, covered, until greens are tender.

3. Squeeze lemon juice before serving.



More About Okra

How to Select

Choose brightly colored, firm pods.

How to Store

Do not rinse for storage. Refrigerate in a plastic bag with some air holes. Store okra in refrigerator for up to 3 days. Freeze for later: Trim stems, blanch in water, cool, and freeze in plastic bags. Use within 1 year.

How to Prepare

Rinse thoroughly. Scrub fuzz off skin. Chop. Becomes slimy if overcooked or boiled. Sauté or fry, steam, grill, or roast in a small amount of oil. Add to casseroles, rice and vegetable dishes, curry, soups, and stews.