Vegan Stewed Okras and Tomatoes

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This quick and easy Vegan Stewed Okras and Tomatoes is my version of the classic southern dish without bacon, it is so flavorful that you won't even miss it!

Vegan Stewed Okras and Tomatoes

Vegan Okra and Stewed Tomatoes

My hubby came home with loads of okras and tomatoes etc. A gift from one of his friends garden. My mind went into overdrive on dishes that I could prepare with these fresh okras. I decided to make a big pot of Vegan Stewed Okras and Tomatoes.

I knew we were going out, so I wanted to prepare a dish that was quick and easy yet flavorful. I must say this recipe is spot on! Daevyd tasted the sauce and said, “hmmm taste really good!” That confirmed it for me that it was a winner recipe and I just had to share it.

How To Make Vegan Stewed Okras and Tomatoes

Vegan Stewed Okras and Tomatoes are easy to prepare, okras are cooked with onion, garlic, tomatoes with thyme and paprika and a hint of spicy cayenne.

My strength as a cook lies in making vegan stews and soups, so you got to try my famous Chickpea Stew and my Cabbage Soup recipes.

I know that this is a popular summer dish, but since living in Florida I’m so confused about the seasons and harvest times. Farmers here are still harvesting produce because of the unusually warmer weather now. Since I’m getting these okras fresh, I decided to share my recipe now, so you can bookmark the recipe for later or just use frozen okras instead if fresh ones aren’t available in your area.

Since these okras are fresh, I decided to share my recipe now, so you can bookmark the recipe for later if you prefer to use fresh ones. Actually, you can use frozen okras if fresh ones aren’t available in your area.

Health Benefits Of Okra

Eating Okra is very healthy for you, here are some of the many health benefits:

  1. It is a great source of fiber which is great for your digestive system. It improves regularity.
  2. It is low in calorie, one cup okra contains only 33 calories. Great for weight management.
  3. It contains calcium (strengthens bones, protects cardiac muscles, prevents colon cancer).
  4. It contains magnesium (calms nerves, improves bowel functions, relieves muscle aches).
  5. It contains vitamin A (improves vision, builds immunity, reduces wrinkles.
  6. It contains vitamin B6 (maintains healthy blood vessels, improves brain function and mood).
  7. It contains vitamin C (treats the common cold, boosts the immune system, fights cancer).
  8. It contains vitamin K (important for blood clotting, protects the heart and prevents osteoporosis).
  9. It contains manganese (improves bone health, alleviate PMS symptoms, prevents osteoporosis).
  10. it contains folate (promotes fetal development, prevents stroke, reduce LDL cholesterol levels)
  11. Studies showed that rats who consumed okra had a lower blood sugar levels. ISRN Pharmaceutics

Vegan Stewed Okras and Tomatoes



(Per 100g)
  • Energy: 113 kcal / 472 kJ
  • Fat: 4 g
  • Protein: 4 g
  • Carbs: 0 g

Cooking Time

  • Preparation: 10 min
  • Cooking: 30 min
  • Ready in: 40 min
  • For:
  • 4 servings



  1. Heat oil or water in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the onions and cook for 3 minutes until soft.
  2. Add garlic and thyme and cook for 1 more minute, stirring constantly. Stir in tomatoes and cook for 5 minutes stirring constantly.
  3. Add okras, paprika, salt, pepper, and water. Stir to combine. Cover saucepan and cook for about 15-20 minutes.
  4. Delicious served with rice, mashed potatoes or cornbread.
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Michelle Blackwood, RN

Hi, I’m Michelle, I’m the voice, content creator and photographer behind Healthier Steps. I share vegan and gluten-free recipes because of past health issues. My goal is to help you make healthier choices and show you how healthy eating is easy and delicious.

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  1. Tam Rasmussen
    September 30, 2020

    PS Added roasted tomatoes, too.

  2. Tam Rasmussen
    September 30, 2020

    Wowww! Yummmmy! Added smoked paprika and regular pepper also. Great on brown rice. Thank you! I have a very picky hubs and he loved it!

    • Michelle Blackwood, RN
      October 4, 2020

      Tam, I’m happy you and your hubby enjoyed it. Thank you for your feedback with your adjustments, I really appreciate it.

  3. Mary
    August 12, 2020

    Delicious! Perfect recipe. The only thing I changed was using smoked paprika because it is all I had on hand. Try it!
    THANK YOU!!!

  4. Janet
    June 10, 2020

    Delicious and easy, thanks for sharing.

  5. Scottie
    May 3, 2020

    Very flavorful recipe! Perfect use of my organic produce.

  6. Kent
    April 8, 2020

    This was great!

  7. Ernesto Toledo
    March 8, 2020

    My wife and I just started the vegan life. I love okra and was looking for something I could do myself. This was easy and taste great

  8. Marianne
    May 12, 2019

    Incredibly yummy! I feel as if I’m being transported straight to the Deep South!

  9. Olivia
    September 20, 2018

    Made this tonight and it turned out perfectly!

    • Michelle Blackwood
      September 20, 2018

      That’s awesome, I’m so happy it turned out great. Thank you Olivia for your feedback.

  10. Kimala Wilson
    August 20, 2018

    Favorite new recipe for okra and tomatoes! Love the flavor and longer it sits the better it gets!!!!!!

    • Michelle Blackwood
      August 20, 2018

      That’s great to know Kimala, I’m so happy you enjoyed it. Thank you for your feedback.

  11. laura scott
    July 28, 2018

    So simple and healthy, yet delicious!

    • Michelle Blackwood
      July 31, 2018

      Thank you Laura, I’m glad you enjoyed.

  12. christine
    February 2, 2018

    thankyou for a wonderful okra recipe loved by all perfect from first step to last step of your recipe. oh so yummy

    • Michelle Blackwood
      February 2, 2018

      Christine I’m so happy you loved it :)

  13. Robin Duffy
    January 31, 2018

    I was craving okra and tomatoes. I made this last night for dinner, after searching the web for the perfect recipe. It was perfect, just what I wanted. I followed exactly, served it over white rice and cornbread. Wonderful…can’t wait for my leftover lunch today.

    • Michelle Blackwood
      January 31, 2018

      Thank you for your feedback Robin, so happy you enjoyed it.