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Fresh off the Vine

Fresh off the Vine

Zesty Tomato and Okra Salad—this one incredible recipe captures the best of late summer produce.

This recipe's lively combination of flavorful ingredients is hard to beat, which makes it one of our favorite dishes to cook during the transition from summer to autumn. We're proud to partner with Sawnee Farms to bring you farm-fresh tomatoes and okra, which pair with tangy feta and zesty cilantro in this crowd-pleasing salad. Read on for the recipe...

Ingredients

1 pound of okra
1 jalapeño, seeded if desired, minced
1 ripe avocado, diced
1 pound tomatoes, diced
1 small red onion, chopped
Salt to taste
1/2 cup chopped cilantro
5 tablespoons fresh lime juice
2 ounces crumbled feta, if desired

Preparation

1. Trim the stems and tips from the okra, and place it in a steamer above 1 inch of boiling water. Cover and steam four minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain and rinse with cold water, then slice about 1/4 inch thick and place in a large bowl.

2. Add the jalapeño, avocado, tomatoes, and onion. Season generously with salt, and toss together. Add the cilantro and lime juice, and toss well. Serve immediately, garnished with crumbled feta.  

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