Delicious … if you think you don’t like okra, you’ve probably only had it fried or stewed … and you really owe it to yourself to try this simple and delicious roast okra salad at least once.
1 head butter lettuce, or similar
20 fresh okra pods, washed and sliced about 1/3 inch thick
1 in-season tomato, cut into wedges
1/4 cup crushed pecans or pecan halves, crumbled
1 tablespoon coconut oil, liquid (melt if necessary)
2 teaspoons sea salt, or to taste
2 teaspoons black pepper, or to taste
1 tsp balsamic vinegar, optional
Preheat an oven to 425 degrees.
Arrange the okra slices in a single layer on a cookie sheet. Drizzle with coconut oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and mix well. Bake in the preheated oven for 10 to 15 minutes.
Meanwhile, clean the lettuce and tear into bite-sized pieces. place tomato and pecans over the lettuce. When the okra is ready, place warm over the salad, and eat. Delicious with no added dressing, but if you’d like a sprinkle of balsamic vinegar, that is delicious as well!