Okra is one of those vegetables that people seem to either love or hate. If you aren’t a fan, this recipe for stewed okra with tomatoes may change your mind. Bamies latheres me domata (stewed okra in tomato sauce) is a simple Greek vegetarian dish that will work well as a side or as a light entrée.
- 1 1/2 pounds okra (stems trimmed)
- 1/2 cup white vinegar
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1 medium onion (diced)
- 1 clove garlic (minced)
- 8 ounces tomato sauce (or puree)
- 1/4 cup fresh parsley (chopped)
- 1/2 cup water
- Salt (to taste)
- Freshly ground black pepper (to taste)
- Gather the ingredients.
- Bamies Latheres me Domata: Stewed Okra in Tomato Sauce ingredients
- Soak the okra for at least an hour before cooking in a large bowl filled with some water, white vinegar, and 1 tablespoon salt.
- Drain the soaking liquid from the okra before cooking but do not rinse the pods. Dry okra well.
- In a large soup pot or Dutch oven, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the onion and saute until translucent, about 5 minutes.
- Add the garlic and saute until fragrant about 1 or 2 minutes.
- Add the okra, tomato sauce, parsley, and water. Cover and simmer over medium-low heat until tender, about 30 to 40 minutes depending on size. Be sure to monitor your liquid levels in the pot and add a bit of water if needed.
- Add the okra, tomato sauce, parsley, and water to the onion in the pot
- Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste and serve.