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Baked Okra with Tomatoes and Onions


  • 1 kg okra fresh or frozen
  • 80 ml white wine vinegar
  • 800 gr fresh ripe tomatoes diced (can be substituted with chopped canned)
  • 2-3 chopped garlic cloves
  • 2 medium sized red onions thinly sliced
  • 1 sweet red pepper diced
  • 1 tsp wild oregano
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 70 ml extra virgin olive oil + 10 ml to add at the end
  • 120 ml water
  • salt - pepper


  • Preheat the oven at 180°C.
  • Put a large saucepan on medium high heat. Add 4 tablespoons olive oil and sauté the okra.
  • Add the onions, salt and stir for a few minutes. Add the vinegar and stir. Take off the heat.
  • Empty the okra into a baking tray. Mix in the garlic, red pepper, oregano, parsley, tomatoes, olive oil, salt and pepper. Add the water, cover and bake for about 35-40 minutes.
  • Uncover, adjust seasoning if necessary, pour in the remaining 10 ml of olive oil and return to the oven (uncovered) for another 10-15 minutes until nice and caramelized!
  • Remove from the oven and let stand for about 10 minutes before serving. Serve with fresh bread and feta!


Note: If you are using fresh okra, you need to clean them, wash them, pat dry them. Then for a better texture I recommend you to put them in a tray with salt and some vinegar and lay them in the sun for about an hour.