roasted okra with seasoning on a white plate

Crispy Roasted Okra

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Soul Food, southern
Keyword: okra, quick and easy, side dish
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 67 kcal
Author: Marwin Brown

No-fuss, delicious way to enjoy a great side. It's ready in less than 30 minutes.



  • pound fresh okra
  • 2 tablespoons  extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp Freshly ground pepper
  • 1 tsp Kosher salt
  • 1 tbsp fresh cilantro chopped
  • 1 tsp fresh mint chopped
  • Optional cajun spice mix


  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Rinse the okra, and drain on a kitchen towel, drying thoroughly. Clip the tips lengthwise down the center with a pair of scissors or sharp knife. Trim the ends if you prefer and then place the okra in a large bowl. Salt and pepper to taste, and toss with the olive oil until coated.
  2. Remove okra and place on a sheet pan in one layer. Roast in the oven for 15 minutes shaking the pan every five minutes. The okra should have a nice sear. If using larger okra you'll need to cook longer.

  3. Remove from the heat, toss with spice mix and fresh herbs, if desired. Transfer to a platter. Serve hot.
Nutrition Facts
Crispy Roasted Okra
Amount Per Serving
Calories 67 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 582mg 24%
Total Carbohydrates 1g 0%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 1g
Protein 1g 2%
Iron 0.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.