Thursday, September 27, 2012

Fried Okra with Cajon Black Beans

Fried okra, cajon black beans and a garden fresh salad is enough to make anyone smile. I fell in love with okra when I first tried it. My first thought was, where have you been all my life? I love it so much, I have some growing on our front porch. 

This recipe can easily be substituted with a different vegetable. I know it's not as healthy as it could be but man oh man is it good! Enjoy!

Cajon Black Beans
  • 1 can black beans
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • Red pepper flakes - to taste
  • Sriracha hot sauce - to taste
  • 2 tbsp vegetable broth
  • 1/4 white onion or bulb of green onion - chopped
  • Sliced avocado
  1. Heat over low heat until warm. 5-10 minutes. Serve with avocado on top.
Fried Okra
  • aprox. 1 lb of okra sliced or substitute your favorite vegetable
  • 1/2 cup of flour 
  • 1/2 tbsp red pepper flakes or to taste (we like it spicy - feel free to use less)
  • Sriracha hot sauce (1/2 - 1 tbsp)
  • Garlic salt - 1 tsp
  • 1/2 cup corn meal
  • 2 tbsp flax meal with warm water (set aside to make "egg")
  1. Heat sunflower oil over med-high heat until hot
  2. Place okra in pan and heat for 25-30 minutes, until very crispy.
Garden Fresh Salad
  • 1/2 cup pre-cooked quinoa mixed with soy sauce
  • Handful of spinach
  • 1 piece of cabbage - chopped
  • green onions - chopped
  • 1 tomato - sliced
  • 1 avacodo - sliced
  • 1/2 cup sliced cucumber
  • 2 garlic cloves - sliced
  1. Place quinoa on the bottom of the bowl.
  2. Add ingredients and serve with your favorite dressing