Vegan Jamaican Saltfish and Okra

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This Vegan Jamaican Saltfish and Okra is a delicious comfort food that will delight you and your family’s dinner table, while being full of nutrients.

Vegan Jamaican Saltfish and Okra

My Vegan Jamaican Saltfish and Okra is made with hearts of palms and loads of delicious seasonings. It is made with a similar method to my Vegan Jamaican Saltfish or Vegan Jamaican Saltfish Rundown. This would taste delicious with some Jamaican Quinoa and Peas or Turmeric Coconut Rice!

My Love For Okra Runs Deep

I love eating okra very much. It is delicious in so many different recipes, and cooks very quickly, making it a great option for a quick dinner. 

I grew up enjoying okra in soups. stews, fried or whatever way my mom prepared it, I enjoyed it. Okra was always in our garden.

Okra is low in calories and carbohydrates while being full of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and fiber. It is particularly high in Vitamin C, K, and folate, which are all essential to your body, especially for women.

Why Is Okra Slimy?

Okra is unfortunately infamous for being slimy. It contains a component known as mucilage, which thickens when cooked into a slimy, gummy substance. This happens best when the okra is cooked low and slow.

There are a few ways to make this less of a problem. Make sure your okra is young, fresh, and green since it gets more stringy as it gets older. 

If you aren’t cooking it in a recipe such as this one, grill, roast, or cook on high heat. Lastly, which is how we will be cooking it today, use an acidic tomato-based sauce as your cooking medium.

What Is In Saltfish and Okra Recipe?

  • Olive oil
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Green onions
  • Thyme
  • Tomato
  • Hearts of palm
  • Okra
  • Vegetable broth
  • Salt

How To Make Jamaican Saltfish and Okra?

  1. Wash okra under cold running water. Cut both ends of the okra off and discard. Cut into ½ inch pieces and set aside. 
  2. Drain the hearts of the palm and cut into thin strips, and set aside.
  3. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook until soft, about 2 minutes. 
  4. Stir in garlic, green onions, thyme, and tomato. Allow it to cook for another 2 minutes while stirring frequently.
  5. Add the hearts of palm and okra, and stir to coat. Add vegetable broth, bring to a simmer and allow to cook for about 10 minutes. 
  6. Add extra vegetable broth as needed. Season with salt to taste.

What To Serve It With?

I enjoy eating this with Roast Breadfruit, Cassava Dumpling, Green Banana Dumplings, Gluten-Free Vegan Festivals, or Bammy

Other Vegan Okra Recipes To Try:

Okra Curry

Vegan Stewed Okra and Tomatoes

Butter Bean, Pumpkin, and Okra Stew

Roasted Okra

Vegan Southern-Style Succotash

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Nutrition

(Per serving)
  • Energy: 109 kcal / 456 kJ
  • Fat: 4 g
  • Protein: 6 g
  • Carbs: 13 g

Cooking Time

  • Preparation: 15 min
  • Cooking: 15 min
  • Ready in: 30 min
For: 4 Servings

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Wash okra under cold running water. Cut both ends of the okra off and discard. Cut into ½ inch pieces and set aside.
  2. Drain the hearts of the palm and cut into thin strips, and set aside.
  3. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook until soft, about 2 minutes.
  4. Stir in garlic, green onions, thyme, and tomato. Allow it to cook for another 2 minutes, while stirring frequently.
  5. Add the hearts of palm and okra, and stir to coat. Add vegetable broth, bring to a simmer and allow to cook for about 10 minutes.
  6. Add extra vegetable broth as needed. Season with salt to taste.
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Dev Marie

Hi there, I’m Dev, a Jersey girl now residing in Florida, and a first generation Jamaican immigrant. As a passionate foodie adventurist, I love to create comfort dishes using exotic ingredients from all over the world.

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