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Grilled Tomatoes, Okra & Onions

Jami Nolen, Nutrition Program Associate

August 28, 2011


Visit your local farmers' market this weekend and buy all the makings for an end-of-summer BBQ including meat, fresh herbs and vegetables. These veggie skewers will make a great addition to the menu!



8 servings



  • 2 small onions, each cut into 8 wedges
  • 24 okra pods (about 3/4 pound), trimmed
  • 16 cherry tomatoes (about 1/2 pound)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • Cooking spray



  1. Prepare grill.
  2. Divide each onion wedge into 2 equal pieces. Thread 3 okra pods, 2 cherry tomatoes, and 2 onion pieces alternately onto each of 8 (12-inch) skewers.
  3. Combine olive oil, kosher salt and the remaining ingredients (except for cooking spray) in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk. Brush olive oil mixture over the skewers.
  4. Place the skewers on a grill rack coated with cooking spray, and grill skewers for 3 minutes on each side or until tender.


Nutrition Information

Calories: 44
Calories from fat: 49%
Fat: 2.4 g
Saturated fat: 0.3 g
Monounsaturated fat: 1.7 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.3 g
Protein: 1.3 g
Carbohydrate: 5.5 g
Fiber: 1.9 g
Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
Iron: 0.5 mg
Sodium: 241 mg
Calcium: 42 mg



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