25 Vegan Okra Recipes

25 Vegan Okra Recipes
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25 Vegan Okra Recipes


I’m not that familiar with okra, but I noticed how prevalent it was while researching recipes for my most recent blog post on vegan African recipes. I thought it would be a great topic to start in 2022 due to Kwanzaa. If you aren’t aware, Kwanzaa is a celebration of African-American culture, and okra is pretty popular in Kwanzaan dishes because it is one of the food symbols of the African Diaspora.

Try these vegan okra recipes today.

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1. Vegan File Okra Gumbo

If you’re familiar with the Creole cuisine of New Orleans, you will find some gumbo there. Have file okra gumbo from Kenneth Temple.

2. Okra Soup

We just got our first snowfall of the winter that stuck to the ground, so it’s time to snuggle up with a cozy blanket and have soup for supper. Here’s some vegan okra soup from Ugly Vegan Kitchen.

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3. Garlic Roasted Okra

You can never have too much garlic on your food. Try this garlic roasted okra from Eat Something Vegan.

4. Air Fryer Okra

I’m not that great at using the air fryer, but maybe I need to practice using it more. One idea is to create air fryer okra with the help of Glue and Glitter.

5. Okra a la Mexicana

One of my favorite cuisines is Mexican. Here’s some Mexican-style okra from Mexican Made Meatless.

You may be interested in having vegan Mexican recipes.

6. Bitter Melon Bhindi

Okra goes by many names, and if you’re in India, bhindi is the Hindi word for okra. Try bitter melon bhindi from Very Vegan Val.

7. Vegan Steamed Okra and Tomatoes

Okra goes well with tomatoes. Have steamed okra and tomatoes from Healthier Steps.

8. Vegan Okra Etouffee

Etouffee is a Cajun stew. Here’s an okra etouffee from Alison’s Allspice.

9. Fried Okra

My sister-in-law is from Texas, and she grew up eating okra. Even though she doesn’t make it in her own home, she still enjoys having fried okra at restaurants. Here’s fried okra from Mississippi Vegan.

10. Vegan African Peanut Stew With Eggplant and Okra

One typical African dish is peanut stew. Here’s a peanut stew with eggplant and okra from Holy Cow! Vegan.

12. Baked Okra

I enjoy baking veggies in the oven. Here’s baked okra from Cooktoria.

13. Popcorn Okra

I’m used to seeing popcorn chicken and shrimp, but here’s something a little different. Have popcorn okra from Vegan Richa.

14. Vegan Jambalaya

Jambalaya is a popular rice dish in Creole and Cajun cuisines. Here’s vegan jambalaya from Nora Cooks.

15. Japanese-Style Seasoned Okra

If you’re into Japanese cuisine like sushi and soba noodles, here’s the recipe for you. Here’s Japanese-style seasoned okra from Plant-Based Matters.

16. Pickled Okra

Pickles are one of my least favorite foods, but many enjoy having food pickled anyway. Try pickled okra from A Couple Cooks.

17. Spicy Sichuan Okra Salad

I’ve been eating more salads lately. Maybe I should try this Chinese okra salad from The Woks of Life.

18. Lentil Sloppy Joes With Roasted Okra

The Korean Vegan now has a meal planner. To get a taste of it, check out this lentil sloppy joes with roasted okra recipe.

19. Kurkuri Bhindi

Kurkuri bhindi is a dish of okra fries. Have some kurkuri bhindi from Oh My Veg.

20. Okra and Grits

In Alabama, shrimp and grits are a typical breakfast dish. If you prefer a veggie grits dish, make some okra and grits from Southern Style Vegan.

Okra and grits are one of many traditional American recipes.

21. Vegan Okra Stew

If you want something slightly different from soup, why not have a stew instead? Make okra stew with the help of Earth to Veg.

22. Fresh Okra With Green Beans

If you’re in Blue Earth, Minnesota, you will come across a massive statue of the Jolly Green Giant. If you like fresh or canned green beans, make fresh okra with green beans from Zambian Kitchen.

23. Mediterranean-Style Okra

My favorite food is falafel, which is one of many Mediterranean dishes. Here’s Mediterranean-style okra from The Mediterranean Dish.

24. Pan Roasted Okra

You can easily make this recipe if you own a cast iron skillet. Have pan roasted okra from Fork in the Road.

25. Butter Bean Pumpkin Okra Stew

If you’re missing fall flavors, add some pumpkin to your cooking. Here’s a butter bean pumpkin okra stew recipe from Healthier Steps.

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I hope you found some new ideas on incorporating okra into your recipe routine. Next month, I will write some blog posts on vegan collard greens recipes and vegan black-eyed pea recipes in honor of Black History Month. Try making recipes with carrots, peas, winter squash, and asparagus if you like your veggies. I recommend creating recipes around pineapple, watermelon, apples, and pears if you love fruit like me. Happy New Year!

Megan McFadden

Megan McFadden

Megan is the owner of Mischievous Monsters. She has been vegan since March 2017 and likes making jigsaw puzzles, cooking, gardening, watching telenovelas, and biking in her spare time.
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