Okra is a heat-loving vegetable that gets a lot of bad press for its slime. It’s got a great flavor, though, and is packed with nutrients! There are even ways to cook it that reduce the slime!

Okra is Rachel’s favorite vegetable.


Okra will keep in an unsealed bag in the fridge for a week or two. It also freezes and pickles well.


Okra is best (and perhaps only) known in its breaded and fried form, which is delicious (and on page 144 of Simply in Season), but it’s also excellent in curries and stews, or even raw! Best ways to avoid slime: eat it raw, fry until it’s crispy, add to scrambled eggs!


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