Mediterranean One-Skillet Okra and Tomatoes Recipe

  • Author: The Mediterranean Dish
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: serves 4 1x


Have you tried okra Mediterranean-style? This easy one-skillet okra and tomatoes comes together in minutes! It is flavor-packed, light, and comforting. Just add a little rice or your favorite bread.



  • 1 Lb fresh okra, tops trimmed
  • Olive Oil
  • 1/2 large red onion, thinly sliced
  • 45 garlic cloves, chopped
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 tsp ground sumac
  • 1 tsp crushed red peppers, more to your liking
  • 14.5-oz canned diced tomato
  • Water
  • 1/2 large lime, juice of
  • Dried mint for garnish
  • Toasted pine nuts for garnish


  1. Heat a cast iron skillet on medium-high, add the okra and toss briefly until the okra gains some char. Remove from the skillet and set aside.
  2. In the same skillet, add 1 tbsp olive oil if needed, and saute the sliced onions on medium-high heat. Add the garlic and toss briefly.
  3. Return the okra to the skillet and stir in the spices. Add the diced tomato, 1/2 cup water, and lime juice. Stir to combine.
  4. Lower the heat to medium-low and cover. Cook for 15 more minutes.
  5. Garnish with dried mint flakes and toasted pine nuts. Serve hot or warm with rice or pita bread. Enjoy!


  • Recommended for this Recipe: Our Private Reserve Greek extra virgin olive oil (from organically grown and processed Koroneiki olives!)
  • Visit our store to browse our spices, olive oils and bundles!
  • Category: Entree
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

Keywords: One-Skillet Okra, Mediterranean Okra, Mediterranean Skillet Meal, Okra and Tomatoes, One-Skillet Meal