Raw Okra with Tomato Heart

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This is a delicious starter or side dish – fresh and wonderful-tasting.

Okra, also known as ladies finger or gumbo, has multiple health benefits. Okra is rich in fiber and helps to fight digestion problems.

It ‘s high in antioxidants and it has also a rich amount in essential vitamins and minerals that make it an healthy vegetable that can aids us in weight loss, prevents diabetes by controlling our blood sugar.

Okra can be eaten raw, despite someone finds the characteristic “goo” or slime too slippery, Raw Okra with Tomato Heart is a recipe to try.

It’s an easy, quick and fresh starter or side dish.


One person portion

  • 3 Okras
  • 1 Big Tomato
  • Some Black Olives
  • Some Parsley fresh leaves
  • 1 tbsp Sunflower seeds


It’s an easy, quick and fresh starter or side dish.

I cut the tomato in four pieces. I help myself with a spoon and remove gently the fleshy interior without broke the tomato wedges skin (usually I make appetizers with the tomato skin).

I cut the okras into slices.

Next I add the tomato heart, parsley, black olives and sunflower seeds. When I eat this starter, the okra slime texture mixed with the pulp of tomato is minimized.

The seed pods meeting the sunflower seeds became more crunchy and the flavor of the black olive with the okra skin have a fresh taste. Raw Okra with Tomato Heart can be an healthy starter or side dish eaten during warm and hot weather because is fresh and light.


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