Cooking Up That Sweet Summertime!

Sweet Summertime Okra Recipe

Who loves sweet summertime? Who loves the Farmer’s Market? If you answered yes to either of those, then the recipe below is a must try! One of the goals I had for going to the Farmer’s Market this past weekend was to get something new and find a recipe to go along. A little adventure if you will. You see, I’m a plan kinda gal. Usually before going to the grocery or market, I have lists upon lists of what to get. This week I decided to live life dangerously and fly by the seat of my pants!

Let me tell you, I lived life so dangerously that I picked out okra to be my veggie of choice. And of course I quickly thought, how the heck will I prepare this?! Since I’m a Weightwatcher, I started out by typing okra in the search in the app, and BAM, I found it  – Okra, Corn & Tomato Saute!  First of all, I can’t do anything 100% by the book, so I made some changes and used my fresh veggies instead of frozen. Then I added a couple jalapeños, because I like it hot!

This was the perfect sweet summertime side to add to our backyard bbq (even though there isn’t a backyard). We grilled some burgers and then grabbed a couple of beers and listened to John Butler Trio out on the deck. Finally, we had perfection!

Okra, Corn & Tomato Saute
  • 3 slice(s) uncooked reduced fat bacon
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 4 ears of fresh corn off the cob
  • 2 cups fresh okra
  • cayenne pepper – few dashes
  • 1⁄4 tsp dried oregano
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 large tomato diced
  • 1 or 2 jalapeños – just depends on how spicy you like
  • Brown bacon in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat, about 5 to 7 minutes; remove bacon and set aside.
  • Add onion and garlic; then cook until tender, about 3 to 5 minutes. Add corn, okra, cayenne, oregano, salt and pepper; and then cook for about 5 minutes. Add  in tomatoes; cook until tomatoes are pulpy, about 8 minutes. Add bacon for garnish.

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