Farmer’s Market Recipe: Okra Creole

Inspired by fresh, local ingredients found at the Covington Farmer’s Market

Okra from Grow.Farm
Okra from Grow.Farm


2 cups of chopped okra (Grow.Farm)

2 large creole tomatoes, diced (Slice of Heaven Farm)

1/2 medium onion, diced

a few toes of garlic, minced

3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

fresh basil (Slice of Heaven) & lemon thyme

sea salt


In a medium sized pot heat a 1/2 cup of water with a dash of salt. Add the onion, garlic, basilĀ and thyme, cover and cook for a few minutes. Stir in the okra and tomato, let this cook for a minute. Tomatoes cut down the “slime” produced by cooking the okra, but fresh squeezed lemon juice helps too. Add this to your liking, along with any additional salt.