Roasted Cajun Okra


  • 1 lb okra – (look for young okra pods)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoom Cajun spice – (or more to taste, if you like things spicy)
  • Optional: salt to taste – , if your Cajun spice does not contain salt


  • Preheat oven to 425F. Brush a medium-sized baking tray with 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
  • Rinse the okra and let it dry completely and come to room temperature.
  • Slice the ‘caps” off the okra. Toss the okra 1 tablespoon olive oil and then with Cajun spice. Season with salt if your Cajun spice does not contain salt.
  • Roast the okra for 11-13 minutes (or longer, if you like softer vegetables), tossing halfway through so that the bottom does not burn.