Okra and Green Beans



4 servings

3/4 pound fresh okra, uncut
4 tablespoons olive oil
Vinegar (optional)
1 medium onion, diced
3/4 pound fresh green beans
2 large garlic cloves, crushed then chopped
1 cup water,
2 teaspoons salt
Freshly ground pepper
1 can tomato paste (6 ounces)


Wash okra pods, trim stems, do not remove caps. If desired, soak okra in vinegar for 30 minutes to remove some of the stickiness. Rinse well and drain. Wash beans and cut into 3-inch lengths. Combine water, tomato paste, olive oil, onion, garlic, salt and pepper in a sauce pan and mix well. Heat, stirring frequently, until mixture comes to a boil. Add okra, beans and additional water, if necessary, to almost cover vegetables. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer gently until vegetables are crisp and tender, 20 to 30 minutes.

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