Fresh Okra Soup

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Okra soup is a staple in some Yoruba households. It is a tasty, healthy, yet easy-to-make soup that is often served with stew and a swallow.


  • A Kid Safe Knife
  • Colander
  • Wooden Spoon
  • Blender
  • Cooking Pot
  • Non-slip cutting board
  • Bowl

Fresh Okra Soup

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Prep Time: minutes Cooking Time: minutes Total Time: minutes

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 lb. Whole fresh Okra
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  • 1 Cup Water
  • 1/4 tsp Ground Cray Fish (optional)
  • ¼ tsp Ground pepper (optional)

Recipe Instructions

  1. Rinse the okra thoroughly with water.
  2. Cut the head of okra off and trash. Cut up the rest of the okra in smaller sizes
  3. Transfer cut okra into a blender. Add water to okra.
  4. Press the Pulse button on your blender.
  5. Press Chop button for 1 sec only. Wait 2 seconds and press chop again for 1 second.
  6. Repeat Till okra is evenly chopped.
  7. Pour the chopped okra into a pot.
  8. On medium heat bring to a boil and cook for an additional 5 min stirring frequently.
  9. It is natural to see okra froth or foam up as you heat up.
  10. Lift out of the pot like this to as you stir. It helps with mixing, and keep the okra from bubbling over.
  11. Add salt to taste.
  12. Add crayfish. (optional)
  13. Add ground pepper. (optional)
  14. Enjoy your yummy freshly made okra with any swallow and your favorite stew.

1 Comment

  1. Recipe was easy to follow! My 8 year old twin girls enjoyed cooking it, thank you!
    They said “That was so easy …and fun”
    As a mom, I am ESPECIALLY grateful for one less thing to do 🙂

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