Orange Balsamic Roasted Okra

Orange Balsamic Roasted Okra

  • Author: Kristen Stevens
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 35 mins
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Cuisine: Southern


This easy to make and healthy roasted okra is slightly crispy and has the most beautiful orange zing to it. These unexpected flavors are incredible.



  • 1 lb okra, cut in half lengthwise
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • Zest and juice from 1 orange
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 small garlic clove, very finely minced
  • For garnish: orange slices and fresh cracked pepper


  1. Preheat your oven to 450 degrees. Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  2. Toss the okra with the olive oil and sea salt and spread them out on the prepared baking sheet in a single layer. Roast the okra for 25 minutes.
  3. While the okra is roasting, prepare the glaze. In a small frying pan over high heat add the orange zest, orange juice, balsamic vinegar, honey, and garlic. Bring it to a boil and let it boil rapidly, whisking occasionally until it has reduced by half, about 5 minutes. If it reduces a little too much, just add another splash of orange juice or water.
  4. Once the okra is nicely browned remove it from the oven and toss it with the orange glaze. Serve the okra with orange slices and a little fresh cracked pepper.