Okra & tomatoes recipe


  • Yield: 4 Servings
  • Total Time: 25 Minutes


  • ½ cup water
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 cup diced onions
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon chicken or beef broth base
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ to ½ teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1½ pounds okra, fresh or frozen
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
How to Make It
  1. In the Instant Pot, combine ¼ cup of the water, the tomatoes and their juices, onions, vinegar, garlic, broth base, paprika, salt, and allspice. Add the okra on top; do not stir.
  2. Secure the lid on the pot. Close the pressure-release valve. Select manual and set the pot at high pressure for 2 minutes. At the end of the cooking time, allow the pot to sit undisturbed for 5 minutes, then release any remaining pressure.
  3. In a small bowl, dissolve the tomato paste in the remaining ¼ cup water. Gently stir the tomato paste mixture and the lemon juice into the pot.

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