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charred okra recipe topped with harissa sauce and green onions on a white plate.

Charred Okra with Harissa Sauce

Charred okra recipe featuring okra pan-fried on high heat and then topped with a mildly spicy harissa sauce for a great side or fancy appetizer.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 4 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: Modern Soul Food
Servings: 4 people
Author: Marwin Brown


  • cast-iron


  • 1/2 lb okra halved
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp harissa sauce
  • 2 stalks green onions chopped


  • Heat pan on high heat.
  • Toss okra pods in olive oil. Lay okra cut side down on pan and cook for 3 minutes. Flip and cook for another minute.
  • Remove okra to a serving plate/platter and season with salt, pepper, and garlic.
  • Top with harissa sauce and garnish with chopped green onions.
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