Cajun Baked Okra

Cajun Baked Okra is the perfect side dish for any meal! Packed with Cajun seasonings, crispy, & easy to make. Baked not fried! Weight Watchers friendly recipe-2 SmartPoints!

If you haven’t had okra, I recommend making this recipe… This recipe is no fuss and takes less than 30 minutes to make! It’s a great start to introducing okra into your palate. The trick to making sure okra doesn’t get slimy is to toss it in lemon juice. Also, I leave the end caps on the okra to bake them; this also helps with the slimy factor. Don’t eat the caps though; they are not that good! After the okra is cleaned, toss the okra in lemon juice, olive oil, and Cajun seasonings.

Ingredients

  • 1 Pound Okra
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • Juice of Half a Lemon
  • ½ Tablespoon Salt
  • ½ Tablespoon Pepper
  • 1/8 Teaspoon Smoked Paprika
  • ½ Teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • ¼ Teaspoon Onion Powder
  • ¼ Teaspoon Cayenne Pepper (omit to make less spicy)
  • ¼ Teaspoon Cumin

 

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Rinse okra and pat dry.
  3. In small bowl, mix salt, pepper, smoked paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, cayenne pepper, and cumin.
  4. In zip lock bag, add okra, olive oil, lemon juice, and spices. Shake bag to coat okra with spices.
  5. Spray baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray.
  6. Lay okra on baking sheet in single layer.
  7. Roast in oven for 10 minutes.
  8. With a spatula, turn okra on other side and cook for another 15 minutes.

Recipe adapted from/courtesy of: http://bitesofflavor.com/cajun-baked-okra/

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