Quick and Easy Tomatoes and Okra

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Now I’ll be the first to admit that this may not be the flashiest recipe I’ve ever posted.  I don’t expect many people to Stumble it or add it to Pinterest.  But it’s still a winner in my book, and I’ll tell you why.  There comes a point in every food blogger’s career that one of the recipes you were counted on didn’t turn out (I’m talking to you, key lime bars) and you need a replacement stat.  And maybe you’re feeling a little bit lazy and don’t want to go to the store.  And furthermore, perhaps you’ve eaten one too many Snicker’s peanut butter bars, are feeling kind of gross, and would really love to make something with that didn’t use copious amounts of sugar, butter or cream.

Well, the stars aligned when I found this recipe; it’s healthy, fast, and I miraculously had all the ingredients on hand.  Oh, and did I mention that it tastes awesome and it’s vegan?  Not too shabby for an 11th hour replacement, huh?

Quick and Easy Tomatoes and Okra

Yield: 6 servings


* 2 Tablespoons olive oil
* 1 medium onion, chopped
* one 14-ounce can diced tomatoes, undrained
* 1 pound sliced, frozen okra
* 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
* salt and pepper


Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring, until the onion begins to turn golden. Add the tomatoes and okra and stir to mix. Reduce heat, cover, and let cook, stirring occasionally, until the okra is hot and tender.

Stir in the lemon juice and add salt and pepper to taste.

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