Recipe for Greek Style Oven Baked Okra

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In Greece, Okra is commonly paired with fresh or canned tomatoes and the two flavors seem to go together well. This dish is made with tomatoes and onions and baked in the oven.

Greek Style Oven Baked Okra (Bamies Lathera) Recipe Ingredients:

  • Olive oil, to brush baking dish
  • 2 pounds fresh or frozen okra
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt, divided
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 ripe medium tomatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped, fresh parsley
  • 3 tablespoons Greek olive oil
  • 1/2 cup wine vinegar (white or red)

Directions to Prepare Oven Baked Okra:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Brush a 9 x 13 baking dish with olive oil.

Trim the okra and soak it in water for ten minutes. Drain well, squeezing the okra slightly to release some of the moisture. If using frozen okra, you won’t need to do this step.

Place half the okra in the bottom of the baking dish and then half the onion, garlic, tomatoes, parsley, and sea salt. Add the rest of the okra and then the rest of the onion, tomatoes, parsley, and sea salt.

Drizzle with olive oil and wine vinegar and cover the dish with aluminum foil. Place in the center of the oven and bake until vegetables begin to get tender. This should take about thirty minutes. Remove the cover and bake for another hour.

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