Grilled Okra and Tomato Skewers

Great as a side dish or appetizer. You can assemble the skewers the night before and brush with the olive oil mixture before grilling. Look for similar sized okra pods to ensure even cooking. 


2 small onions, each cut into 8 wedges
24 okra pods, trimmed
16 cherry tomatoes
4 tsp olive oil
1 tsp kosher salt
1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1 tsp water
1/2 tsp ground red pepper
1/8 tsp sugar
2 garlic cloves, minced
Cooking spray

1. Prepare grill.
2. Divide each onion wedge into 2 equal pieces. Thread 3 okra pods, 2 cherry tomatoes, and 2 onion pieces alternately onto each of 8 (12-inch) skewers.
3. Combine olive oil, kosher salt, and the remaining ingredients except for cooking spray in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk.
4. Brush olive oil mixture over the skewers. Place the skewers on a grill rack coated with cooking spray, and grill skewers for 3 minutes on each side or until tender.

Yield: 8 servings (44 calories, 2.4 g total fat, 0.3 g saturated fat, 1.3 g protein, 5.5 g carbohydrate, 1.9 g fiber, 0 mg cholesterol)

Cooking Light, September 2006



Filed under Nourish the Body

2 responses to “Grilled Okra and Tomato Skewers

  1. Wow. These look really good. I love okra and would never think to skewer them. Great idea!

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