Okra sautéed with cashews makes for a luxurious meal. Adding cashews to this okra dish adds a delicious crunch and the garlic adds a spicy taste to this tasty meal. Fresh green okra is a great vegetable and extra tasty made this way. It is also a complete meal when you add a whole grain like quinoa or brown rice. And of course so very tasty.
Okra sautéed with Cashews Recipe Ingredients
Okra is a very unique and not well-known vegetable in the west. In India, it is known as bhindi. It is often dismissed because of its sliminess but when prepared well it is delicious and it is one of the superfoods. Okra is the star in this Okra Sautéed with Cashews dish.
It has good soluble fiber which helps reduce cholesterol and also lessens the chance of heart disease. It kills breast cancer cells and is also good for gastritis while boosting the brain’s cognitive abilities.
Cashews are delightfully sweet and creamy nuts that are crunchy and full of health benefits! All over the world, these delicious exotic nuts are found in many cuisines as they add flavour and texture. They add that luxurious crunch to this meal. Always best to buy organic cashews raw and then roast them as I never see organic roasted ones.
Almond oil has a high smoke point making it great for stir-frying and sautéing. It is good for High Heat Up To 460F. What I like about it is that it has a light, clean flavor that does not alter the taste of the foods I am using it to cook with. It is perfect for making okra sautéed with cashews. Learn more about the Benefits and Use Of Almond Oil For Cooking.
For sautéing and stir-frying use the refined almond oil for its high smoke point. This is one I use for sauteing: Spectrum Naturals Refined Almond Oil 16 Ounce
Garlic adds an extra taste to this Okra Sautéed with Cashews.
The allicin in garlic is a powerful antibiotic, which fights infection and bacteria. To get the most health benefits from garlic, let it sit for a minimum of 5 minutes, after cutting and before eating or cooking. Waiting for 5 – 10 minutes allows the health-promoting allicin to form. If you do not let it sit, allicin is never formed, so it is worth the wait.
Sometimes it is easier to use some Organic Freeze Dried Garlic with no chopping and peeling. This BioPure garlic is certified organic and sustainably grown on high-quality soils in northern Canada.
Lemons’ health benefits are immense. To begin they are acidic to the taste but are alkaline-forming in the body. In fact, they are one of the most alkaline-forming superfoods; this makes them great for balancing a highly acidic condition in the body. They are full of many health benefits and add that extra taste to the okra sauteed with cashews.
Himalayan Salt is actually good for you! 100% Natural pink and certified: Sherpa Pink Himalayan Salt is is Kosher Certified, Non-GMO, and does not contain any MSG, Soy, Gluten, Dairy, or anti-caking agents.
Time to start making this Okra Sautéed with Cashews Recipe.
Okra Sautéed with Cashews
- 3 cups okra
- 1/3 cups cashews roasted
- 1 tsp almond oil
- 1-3 cloves garlic chopped
- lemon or lime zest
- Himalayan salt to taste
- Black pepper to taste
- Make sure you have roasted the cashews before using them in this dish.
- Cut off both the ends of the okra.
- In a large frying pan, heat the almond oil.
- Now, add the okra to the pan, sprinkle it with Himalayan salt and black pepper and fry on high heat, stirring, until tender which will be about 10 minutes.
- Add the chopped garlic and cook over moderate heat until softened for about 3 minutes.
- Stir in the cashews and lemon or lime zest.
- Now enjoy your okra sauteed with cashews dish for dinner.
If you enjoyed this okra sautéed with cashews, you will want to try some more okra recipes.
Here are more of my favorite okra recipes:
Crispy Okra Is A Wonderful Tasty Vegetable For Your Meal– Crispy okra is so yummy with a flavour that is amazing. Fresh okra with a beautiful golden brown color and a crunchy texture is a special addition to any meal! Also, it is gluten-free and vegan too, no eggs or wheat flour. This is for sure my favourite okra recipe.
Bhindi Masala (An East Indian Delight) – This bhindi masala is a very special dish from India and the first way I enjoyed okra. The tomatoes add an extra tastiness to the recipe. My friend, Karuna Sanghvi sent me this delicious recipe.
Also, try these delicious recipes:
Exotic Meal of Quinoa with Pomegranate and Cashews – What an exotic delicious combination this quinoa with pomegranate and cashews dish is! Also, it is a very filling meal full of nutrients. The good news is that it is exceptionally easy to make in minutes.
Vegan curry recipe that is delicious and easy to make – This vegan curry recipe is delicious and so easy to make! It is full of nutritious superfood vegetables and spices that your body loves. Also, if you are like me and don’t like hot spicy food, you can make this curry without it being hot.
Curried Green Beans and Potatoes – Another curry meal. Curried green beans with carrots and potatoes are extra special and delicious making a delicious meal. This recipe is filled with only healthy ingredients and it is easy to make.
Warming Vegetable Stew with Peanut Butter – This is a great tasty vegetable stew for cold winter days. The peanut butter gives the stew a delicious touch. Also, it is easy to make.