Here's a super easy recipe for grilled okra! This smoky low carb side dish is seasoned with paprika, garlic, and cumin, and is perfect for the summer!
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Are you an okra fan? Or are you put off by the sliminess? Well either way, here's a recipe that you're going to enjoy: grilled okra! The grilling process removes the gumminess, making the vegetables soft and tasty!
Is Okra Low Carb?
1 cup (approximately 100g) of okra contains 7g total carbohydrates, and 3.2g of fiber. Which calculates at 3.8g net carbs per cup – making it definitely low carb! Okra is rich in magnesium, folate, antioxidants, and vitamins C, K1, and A.
How to Make Grilled Okra
Combine some olive oil, paprika, ground cumin, garlic powder, salt and pepper together in a large bowl.
Add some fresh okra, and stir to coat the vegetables in the oil mixture.
To cook the okra you will want to find a convenient way of turning the okra over when on the grill. A grilling basket is useful (and quick!), or you could thread them onto skewers (just make sure you pre-soak the skewers if using wooden ones). Skewers are better for even cooking and charring, so it depends on your preference. I used a basket – which as you can see could probably do with an update!
Cook the okra on a preheated grill (I had mine at medium heat) until they have turned soft; flipping them over half way through the cooking time.
Transfer the okra to a serving dish, and finish with a little salt. I'm loving my Pink Himalayan Sea Salt these days!
You're going to love the smoky flavors! The okra would be ideal served with pretty much any grilled meat or fish – or you could serve it as an appetizer!
- 2 tbs olive oil
- ½ tsp paprika
- ½ tsp ground cumin
- ¼ tsp garlic powder
- salt and black pepper
- 1 lb fresh okra
- Combine the olive oil, paprika, cumin, garlic, salt and pepper together in a large bowl. Add the okra, and stir to coat the vegetables in the oil mixture.
- Cook on the grill in either a fish basket (single layer) or on skewers.
- Cook the okra until they have turned soft; flipping them over half way through the cooking time.
- Serve, with a garnish of a little extra salt.
5g net carbs per serving (quarter of the whole recipe)
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Nutrition InformationYield 4 Serving Size Quarter of the recipe
Amount Per ServingCalories 101Total Fat 7gSaturated Fat 1gSodium 8mgCarbohydrates 8gNet Carbohydrates 5gFiber 3gSugar 1gProtein 2g
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