Recipe: Roasted Turmeric Okra

IMG_0225I’m not a good cook, but I’m really good at following directions.  Unfortunately I don’t have the vision to create my own recipes, except for the very basic ones, like this one.  It’s incredibly simple, healthy and quick to make.  Goes great as a side dish for curries or rice dishes.


Here’s what you’ll need:  about 30 whole fresh okra, extra virgin olive oil, sea salt or Himalayan Pink salt, and ground turmeric.


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.  Wash the okra in water, pat dry with paper towels and cut stems off.


Pour 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil and half teaspoon of ground turmeric in plastic ziplock bag, then add the okra.

Shake, shake, shake!


Spread onto baking sheet giving each one enough room to breath.  Season lightly with sea salt or Himalayan pink salt (from Trader Joe’s).  Then pop in a 400 degree F oven for 12 minutes.  Shake the baking sheet to redistribute the okra and roast for another 5 minutes.  Now we are done!