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Okra and Greens

Okra and Greens

80 Ratings
80 Ratings
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Okra and Greens
Makes: 5 servings
Total Cost: $$$$

Spicy and flavorful, this is an amazing side dish that doubles easily.  Double up and enjoy it with a crowd during the summer months when okra is in season. 

Ingredients

  • 1 onion (small, finely chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons corn oil
  • 6 cups greens (1 pound, shredded)
  • 16 okra
  • 4 chili peppers (finely chopped and crushed)
  • 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup water

Directions

1. In a large heavy pan sauté onions in oil until golden brown.

2. Add remaining ingredients and about ¼ cup of water. Simmer over low heat, covered, until greens are tender.

3. Squeeze lemon juice before serving.

Notes

You can substitute about 2 cups of cut/frozen okra in place of whole okra. 

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Source:

Ohio Commission on Minority Health Opening the Door to Good Health Cookbook,
Healthy Recipes from Around the World

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 1/5 of recipe (203g)
Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 98
Total Fat 6 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 31 mg
Carbohydrates 11 g
Dietary Fiber 4 g
Total Sugars 4 g
Added Sugars included 0 g
Protein 3 g
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Calcium 82 mg
Iron 2 mg
Potassium 510 mg
N/A - data is not available
Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 98
Total Fat 6 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Monounsaturated Fat 2 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3 g
Linoleic Acid 3 g
α-Linolenic Acid 0.1 g
Omega 3 - EPA 0 mg
Omega 3 - DHA 0 mg
Cholesterol 0 mg
Carbohydrates 11 g
Dietary Fiber 4 g
Total Sugars 4 g
Added Sugars included 0 g
Protein 3 g
Minerals
Calcium 82 mg
Potassium 510 mg
Sodium 31 mg
Copper 160 mcg
Iron 2 mg
Magnesium 54 mg
Phosphorus 70 mg
Selenium 1 mcg
Zinc 1 mg
Vitamins
Vitamin A 273 mcg RAE
Vitamin B6 0.3 mg
Vitamin B12 0 mcg
Vitamin C 92 mg
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Vitamin E 2 mg
Vitamin K 181 mcg
Folate 127 mcg DFE
Thiamin 0.2 mg
Riboflavin 0.1 mg
Niacin 1 mg
Choline 21 mg
Note: only nutrients that are available will show on this display

MyPlate Food Groups

Vegetables 1 1/2 cups

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