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Roasted Okra Recipe @ Recipes From A Pantry

My Christmas Roast Sweet Potato and Okra Salad - Sierra Leone Flavours

An alternative Christmas salad of roasted sweet potatoes and okra.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6 as a side
Calories 270kcal


  • 1.1 kg (2.5lb) sweet potato cut into bite sized pieces
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • 450 g (1 lb) okra cut in to 2-3 cm pieces
  • 4 spring onions scallions sliced
  • 1 tsp mild chilli chopped
  • Lime salad dressing
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp whole grain mustard
  • 1/2 tsp sugar or to taste
  • Salt


  • Preheat the oven to fan assisted 160C / 180C / 350F / gas 4.
  • Season the potatoes with 2 tbsp olive oil and salt and transfer to a baking tray.
  • Mix the okra with 2 tsp olive oil and salt and add to another baking tray.
  • Roast the okra for up to 15mins and the sweet potato for up to 30 mins until cooked though making sure to turn at least once during roasting.
  • When the vegetables are done take them out of the oven and let them cool before transferring them to a bowl and mixing in the spring onions and chilli.
  • Whisk all the ingredients of the salad dressing together and then pour as much as you want on to the salad and serve.


Serving: 6servings | Calories: 270kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 112mg | Potassium: 864mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 26625IU | Vitamin C: 25.8mg | Calcium: 122mg | Iron: 1.7mg