A unique way to enjoy okra that is low carb and keto friendly! Try this yummy and simple Roasted Okra Recipe. Great with ranch!
We are blessed with great neighbors, and one of my favorites just brought me a ton of fresh okra from her garden. I personally love fried okra, and I am not scared to try it new ways. After deciding to skip frying it this time I thought I would try it roasted and WOW! I am in love with Roasted Okra with a little bit of ranch dressing on the side.
How to Make Roasted Okra
I wish I had some fun story to tell with this one, or give you step by step instructions on a recipe. What can I say? This is simple to make with only Okra, a little olive oil, and s&p (salt and pepper). I have roasted it in the oven and in a cast iron skillet. It turned out so good both times. I think the only way you can go wrong is if you cook it a little too long and it gets mushy.
Since I have been trying to eat a little better (story of my life).... "Quick, hide the cupcakes!" ...I am trying to come up with ideas that taste like my favorites without killing me with calories. Fried Okra is one of my trigger foods. I can eat my weight in it. When you dip these Roasted Okra in Ranch, close your eyes and take a bite, it tastes pretty darn similar to those little fried bad boys.
Low Carb & Keto
So all y'all that are looking for a healthy, low carb, KETO friendly Fried Okra alternative. This is it! Even if you just like good food and you don't care about carbs, this is a great way to cook up some okra and share with with those you love.
- 1 lb Okra (fresh)
- 1-2 tbsp olive oil
- salt & pepper
- Preheat oven to 425 or heat a cast iron skillet.
- Toss the okra with the olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Place on a baking sheet and bake at 425 for 10 minutes. Or sear them in your cast iron skillet over medium heat for about 5-10 minutes.
- When roasted serve immediately with some ranch dressing.
I am Amanda. Mom to 3 wonderful kids & lots of furbabies. Plus wife to my hubby, David, for 20 years (gosh that makes me sound old). In our house we love to get outside, have family fun, and enjoy all Florida has to offer (Hey, Universal!) We do all of that with a few shortcuts.