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Spicy Okra

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Spicy Okra
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  • Makes: 10 servings

Okra cooked with tomatoes, onions, and hot peppers creates the perfect spicy side dish for your favorite entrée. 

Ingredients

  • 2 packages frozen cut okra (10 oz each)
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 onion (medium, coarsely chopped)
  • 1 can tomatoes (14.5 ounces, diced, unsalted)
  • 1 jalapeno pepper (fresh, or habanero chile, pierced 3 times with fork)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Directions

1. Rinse okra in a colander under hot water.

2. Heat oil in a 10-inch heavy skillet over moderately high heat. Saute onion for about 3 minutes.

3. Add tomatoes (including juice) and chile, and boil. Stir the mixture for 8 minutes.

4. Add okra and cook, gently stirring, until okra is tender, about 5 minutes.

5. Stir in salt and pepper and discard the chile.

Notes

Learn more about:

Source: US Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, Heart Healthy Home Cooking: African American Style

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 1/2 cup (108g)
Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 38
Total Fat 2 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 122 mg
Carbohydrates 6 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Total Sugars 3 g
Added Sugars included 0 g
Protein 2 g
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Calcium 65 mg
Iron 1 mg
Potassium 218 mg
N/A - data is not available
Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 38
Total Fat 2 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Monounsaturated Fat 1 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1 g
Linoleic Acid 1 g
α-Linolenic Acid 0 g
Omega 3 - EPA 0 mg
Omega 3 - DHA 0 mg
Cholesterol 0 mg
Carbohydrates 6 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Total Sugars 3 g
Added Sugars included 0 g
Protein 2 g
Minerals
Calcium 65 mg
Potassium 218 mg
Sodium 122 mg
Copper 85 mcg
Iron 1 mg
Magnesium 32 mg
Phosphorus 35 mg
Selenium 0 mcg
Zinc 0 mg
Vitamins
Vitamin A 12 mcg RAE
Vitamin B6 0 mg
Vitamin B12 0 mcg
Vitamin C 14 mg
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Vitamin E 1 mg
Vitamin K 27 mcg
Folate 80 mcg DFE
Thiamin 0 mg
Riboflavin 0 mg
Niacin 1 mg
Choline 9 mg
Note: only nutrients that are available will show on this display

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MyPlate Food Groups
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1/2 cups

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