Caramelized Okra and Corn with Coconut, Mint, and Lime

Okra’s distinctive flavor is enhanced with sweet corn and coconut in this summery dish

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Caramelized okra brings out the veggie’s natural sweetness while searing away its sliminess. Okra’s flavor is enhanced with summer corn and coconut in this side dish. To give the combination more of a spicy kick, toss the vegetables with a squeeze or two of sriracha hot sauce when adding the lime juice.

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Caramelized Okra and Corn with Coconut, Mint, and Lime



  • 1 lb. okra, sliced (5 cups)
  • 4 cups fresh corn (from 4 ears)
  • 11/2 Tbs. coconut oil
  • 1 tsp. brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 Tbs. fresh lime juice (1/2 lime)
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened coconut flakes, toasted
  • 1 Tbs. fresh chopped mint


1. Preheat oven to 425°F.

2. Toss together okra, corn, coconut oil, brown sugar, and salt in large bowl. Spread in single layer on baking sheet, and bake 30 minutes, or until okra and corn begin to brown and caramelize, stirring occasionally.

3. Toss hot vegetables with lime juice, toasted coconut, and chopped mint in bowl. Serve warm.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories 172
  • Carbohydrate Content 24 g
  • Cholesterol Content 0 mg
  • Fat Content 8 g
  • Fiber Content 5 g
  • Protein Content 5 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 6 g
  • Sodium Content 119 mg
  • Sugar Content 9 g
From 2014

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