Okra and Green Beans
Serve it warm or cold. This dish can also be oven-baked. Instead of simmering, lightly cover with aluminum foil and bake for 30 minutes at 350°F. This dish tastes even better after refrigerating overnight.
  • 3/4lb okrauncut
  • 4tbsp olive oil
  • vinegar(optional)
  • 1medium oniondiced
  • 3/4lb green beans
  • 2cloves garliccrushed then chopped
  • 1 cup water
  • coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 16 oz. can tomato paste
  1. Wash okra pods, trim stems, do not remove caps. If desired soak okra in vinegar for 30 minutes to remove some of the stickiness. Rinse well and drain.
  2. Wash beans and cut into 3 inch lengths.
  3. Combine water, tomato paste, olive oil, onion, garlic, salt and pepper in a sauce pan and mix well.
  4. Heat, stirring frequently, until mixture comet to boil. Add okra and beans and additional water if necessary to almost cover vegetables.
  5. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer gently until vegetables are crisp-tender, 20 to 30 minutes.