Pan Roasted Okra

Pan fried okra on a blue plate with a silver fork.

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Pan Roasted Okra, a simple vegan okra recipes pan fried in olive oil and dusted with paprika-spiced cornmeal in a skillet. Easy, fresh, and delicious!




  1. To prepare okra: fill a large mixing bowl with water and vinegar and soak okra for 30 minutes. Rinse and pat dry.
  2. To make paprika-spiced cornmeal: Mix together cornmeal, paprika, garlic powder, sea salt, and black pepper in a small dish and set aside.
  3. To cook okra: Heat olive oil in a skillet on medium heat. When hot, add okra and saute, stirring often to brown on all sides, about 15 minutes. When okra is browned, sprinkled spiced cornmeal powder in pan with okra and toss in coat. Remove from heat and eat immediately.


Notes // Tips

Leftovers & Storage: For best results, each the okra immediately after cooking. Because okra gets soft and mushy easily, it will soften during refrigeration and reheating. This does not mean it won’t be tasty if reheated, though.

Nutrition: This simple vegan pan roasted okra recipe is a light and fresh side dish is low in fat, low in sodium, and high in fiber, potassium, and vitamin C.


Keywords: okra, vegan, pan fry, roasting