- 1 lb fresh okra, washed and dried
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon ground coriander
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Lemon wedges for serving (optional)
- Preheat the Oven:
- Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).
- Prepare the Okra:
- Trim the tops of the okra and cut them into halves or leave them whole, depending on your preference.
- Make the Garlic Spice Mixture:
- In a small bowl, mix together the minced garlic, ground cumin, ground coriander, paprika, salt, and pepper.
- Coat the Okra:
- Place the okra in a large mixing bowl and drizzle with olive oil.
- Sprinkle the garlic spice mixture over the okra and toss well to ensure the okra is evenly coated.
- Roast in the Oven:
- Spread the seasoned okra in a single layer on a baking sheet.
- Roast in the preheated oven for about 20-25 minutes or until the okra is tender and slightly browned, tossing halfway through for even cooking.
- Once roasted, remove the okra from the oven.
- Transfer the garlic roasted okra to a serving dish.
- Optional Garnish:
- Squeeze fresh lemon juice over the roasted okra for a bright, citrusy flavor.
- Serve Warm:
- Serve the Palestinian Garlic Roasted Okra as a side dish or appetizer.
This flavorful and aromatic roasted okra dish is a delicious addition to any Palestinian meal. The combination of garlic and spices enhances the natural taste of the okra, making it a tasty and healthy option. Enjoy!