Spicy Okra and Zucchini Saute

August 22, 2013 § 4 Comments

Spicy zucchini and okra saute from Cooking Con Sal

If you’re a tried and true okra fan or a newbie and scared of “the slime” – this recipe is for you. Personally, I’m a new okra fan. My doula got my hooked on okra in this amazing detox soup she makes. I had a fresh basket of okra but was in the mood for something other than soup which is how this saute came about.

Okra is great for your digestive system as it is loaded with fiber and contains natural laxatives. Also included in this saute is zucchini which is equally good for you.

Stewed zucchini and okra from Cooking con Sal

This recipe couldn’t be easier – plus it has all the great taste of pasta without the carbs thanks to the tomato sauce

. Simply saute the veggies and simmer in your desired pasta sauce – that’s it! I loved the okra and zucchini paired with a spicy sauce. But, if you’re not into spicy try it with a garlic roasted tomato sauce or tomato basil. I used this Lucini spicy tuscan sauce which was great. The pouch was just the perfect serving and I love that there is no sugar added! (I found this sauce at Fresh Market).

Spicy Okra and Zucchini Saute 


  • 1-2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 small onion, chopped
  • 1 carton fresh okra (about 2 cups), trimmed and sliced
  • 4-5 mini peppers, sliced
  • 2 large zucchini or 4 small zucchini, chopped
  • tomato sauce of your choice


  1. Saute garlic and onion in oil over medium heat.
  2. Once translucent, add in the okra and peppers and cook about 5-7 minutes until okra browns a bit.
  3. Add zucchini and cook a few minutes more, stirring all vegetables together.
  4. Add sauce and reduce heat to low-medium. Simmer 10-15 minutes until zucchini is tender.
  5. Season with salt and pepper as needed.




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