WHOLE 30 CRISPY OKRA FRIES & SPICY GARLIC AIOLI

Okra is one of those vegetables that I just don’t show up at the grocery store seeking out. The inside is slimy and if you’ve never cooked one before, it can be a little overwhelming. In fact, if you let them go bad, the outside gets slimy too. Yum. So, what’s my favorite fool proof way to prepare these beauties? Roasting of course. Just like in this whole 30 crispy okra fries & spicy garlic aioli recipe.

WHOLE 30 CRISPY OKRA FRIES & SPICY GARLIC AIOLI

They’re in season right now, which is how they ended up in my kitchen. Eating seasonally is my best trick to eating fresh produce on a budget. Okra is not one of the most popular produce items, so typically I only find them when they are in season anyhow.

WHOLE 30 CRISPY OKRA FRIES & SPICY GARLIC AIOLI

I’m telling you, once you roast them up and take a crunchy bite, you will remember to seek them out in the grocery store! *note to self* You’re going to love these Whole 30 crispy okra fries & spicy garlic aioli.

WHOLE 30 CRISPY OKRA FRIES & SPICY GARLIC AIOLI

Aside from the unique look of these little beauties, they pack some serious benefits. Okra’s high fiber and vitamin c content promote good cholesterol levels and boost immunity.

WHOLE 30 CRISPY OKRA FRIES & SPICY GARLIC AIOLI

They are quite delicious all on their own, but why not up the ante with a spicy garlic aioli, right? Aioli sounds a lot harder than it is. In fact, this one only requires four ingredients. It was inspired by the lovely Alex at The Defined Dish and her Cajun Oven-Roasted Okra Fries with Lemon-Garlic Aioli. You can also pair this delicious aioli with CRISPY SMASHED POTATOES.

WHOLE 30 CRISPY OKRA FRIES & SPICY GARLIC AIOLI
Yield: 4

WHOLE 30 CRISPY OKRA FRIES & SPICY GARLIC AIOLI

WHOLE 30 CRISPY OKRA FRIES & SPICY GARLIC AIOLI

A simple and flavor packed whole 30 crispy okra fries & spicy garlic aioli recipe.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 15 oz fresh okra, slice lengthwise
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp mustard spice
  • 1/2 tspn turmeric
  • 1/2 tspn black pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 c avocado oil mayo (feel free to make your own if you're feeling ambitious)
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 1 tsp hot sauce
  • 1/4 tspn cayenne (if you're feeling spicy!)

Instructions

    1. Preheat your oven to 375°F and grease a baking sheet.
    2. Place sliced okra in a large mixing bowl. Add okra, avocado oil, and spices. Gently toss to coat.
    3. Scatter okra on your greased baking sheet. Avoid overcrowding, as it will create moisture and keep your okra from crisping.
    4. Roast for 30 minutes, or until golden brown and crispy.
    5. While your okra roasts, in a small bowl, add aioli ingredients. Mix to combine.
    6. Serve okra fries with aioli for dipping and enjoy!

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Hi friend, I’m so happy to see you! I’m Rebecca, health and wellness enthusiast, recipe developer, mama, and busy bee located in the suburbs of Dallas, TX. I’m here to share my wellness journey with you by creating delicious recipes and sharing tips to simplify ‘healthy’. Welcome to my blog.

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