Quick Okra Stir-Fry

  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 5 mins


3/4pound fresh okra
1tablespoon roasted peanut oil
1large clove garlic. minced
1tablespoon freshly grated ginger
1/4teaspoon dried red pepper flakes
2tablespoons soy sauce
1tablespoon lightly toasted sesame seeds
2cups Cooked Asian noodles or rice
1/4cup fresh cilantro leaves


  1. Trim okra and gently rinse in cold running water; lightly shake dry. Heat oil over high heat in a wok or large skillet. Sauté okra in hot oil for 2 minutes. Add garlic, ginger and pepper flakes. Sauté 1 to 2 minutes more or until pods are a brilliant green with slight browning along some of the edges. 
  2. Toss with soy and sesame. Serve over noodles and top with cilantro; serve immediately. 

Recipe by David Feder.

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 180
  • Glycemic Load 0
  • Fat 5g
  • Saturated Fat 1g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 2g
  • Cholesterol 0mg
  • Sodium 470mg
  • Potassium 340mg
  • Carbohydrate 31g
  • Fiber 4g
  • Sugars 1g
  • Protein 5g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Vitamin A 8%
  • Vitamin C 30%
  • Calcium 10%
  • Iron 15%