Spiced Baked Okra
Before getting into this recipe I want to point out the okra is not specific carbohydrate diet legal so if you are following the diet unfortunately this recipe isn’t one you are able to make (my first non SCD recipe on the site!). After almost 5 years in remission I eat non legal foods from time to time and okra has become one of them.

Spiced Baked Okra
Okra has always been a completely foreign vegetable to me, something I rarely saw in stores in Canada and looked at longingly in cookbooks and magazines about southern or African food. I’ve noticed okra more and more in grocery stores here in London recently and decided I had to give it a try.

Spiced Baked Okra
I absolutely love eating okra like this. The oven roasted okra is perfectly crisp, almost like a chip, and coated in a delicious spicy blend. This is the perfect snack for those times you are craving something unhealthy but want it to actually be good for you.

It took me multiple attempts before I finally figured out how to get the okra really crunchy. Laying each piece out evenly on a wire rack helps the air to fully circulate around so that the bottoms don’t get mushy as they cook. Although it is slightly tedious, flipping the okra over half way through baking also helps to ensure that they are well cooked and crispy on both sides.

Oven Roasted Okra would make a great game day snack, crowd pleasing appetizer or side dish. I recommend baking them right before serving as they begin to lose their crispiness after a few hours out of the oven.

Here are a few other roasted vegetable recipes you will love:

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Baked Spiced Okra

Every Last Bite
Spice Baked Okra is perfectly crisp, almost like a chip, and coated in a delicious spicy blend. This oven roasted okra is the perfect salty snack!
4.67 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Diets Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Paleo, Vegan, Whole30
Servings 4
Calories 122 kcal


  • 300 grams Okra cut in half lengthwise
  • 1 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp coriander
  • 1/2 tsp garlic salt (omit if SCD)

Lime Mayonnaise Dip


  • Preheat the oven to 190 degrees Celsius (350 degrees Fahrenheit)
  • Add the halved okra to a bowl along with the oil and all of the seasoning. Toss with your hands to ensure that all of the okra are well coated. 
  • Place a wire rack onto a baking sheet. Lay the okra out evenly on the wire rack making sure that they don't overlap. Bake them for 25 minutes, flipping half way through baking to ensure that the evenly crisp. 
  • To make the dipping sauce, in a bowl whisk together the mayonnaise, lime juice and paprika. Taste and season as needed. 
  • Sprinkle with salt and a squeeze of lime juice and serve alongside the dipping sauce. 
Calories: 122kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 2gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 726mgPotassium: 248mgFiber: 3gSugar: 2gCalcium: 65mgIron: 1mg
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