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.

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

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

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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!

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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!