Okra in Sofrito Sauce

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Caribbean Vegan: Plant-Based, Egg-Free, Dairy-Free Authentic Island Cuisine for Every Occasion

By Taymer Mason

Published 2021

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In this side dish, okra is cooked in a sofrito-type sauce, characterized by onion, garlic, bell pepper, and tomato. This dish makes a nice accompaniment to a veggie burger, or serve it with hot white rice.


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 24 okra pods, sliced ¼- to ½-inch (6 t


Heat the oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the okra and sauté for 3 minutes, until lightly browned. Remove half of the okra and set aside. Add the onion, garlic, tomatoes, Holiday “Ham,” bell pepper, Scotch bonnet, and liquid smoke. Sauté for 2 minutes, then turn down the heat to low and sauté for 2 more minutes. Stir in the water, tomato sauce, liquid aminos, parsley, thyme, salt, white