Okra with tomato sauce & couscous

Try this easy vegetarian dish that makes the most of storecupboard tomatoes by adding the unctuous texture of okra. Serve with couscous, feta or yogurt

  • Prep:15 mins
    Cook:55 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 550
  • fat 18g
  • saturates 8g
  • carbs 70g
  • sugars 13g
  • fibre 9g
  • protein 22g
  • salt 1g


  • 2 tbsp olive oil, plus extra to serve
  • 2 red onions, finely chopped
  • 250g okra, each sliced into 4 pieces
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 tsp ground allspice
  • 500g passata
  • 300g couscous
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 200g feta or natural yogurt
  • small pack parsley, chopped


  1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan, add the onion and cook over a medium-high heat for 10 mins, adding a splash of water if the onions stick. Add the okra, garlic and allspice, toss to coat the okra in spices, then add the passata. Pour in 100ml of water, cover and simmer for 40 mins or until the okra is tender.

  2. Pour 350ml boiling water over the couscous, cover and leave to stand for 10 mins, then season and stir with a fork to break up any clumps.

  3. Stir the lemon juice into the okra, then serve on top of the couscous with feta and parsley scattered over, or yogurt spooned on top.

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