Simple Okra Soup Recipe

Okra is a simple to prepare vegetable packed with lots of health benefits such as:

  • It is packed with a significant amount of vital nutrients – protein, fiber, calcium, iron, zinc.
  • It helps to control cholesterol levels.
  • Okra is loaded with fiber which keeps you feeling fuller for longer, thus helping you to control hunger and reach your weight loss goals.
  • It’s high Folic acid and vitamin B6 content makes it great for pregnant women as it helps with the early physical development of babies.

I love cooking this pepper-soup style Okra soup. It’s easy to make and can be eaten on its own i.e with or without swallow. This makes it a great stand-alone meal for when you simply want something light.

Here’s what you need to make this simple Okra soup:

  • Okra
  • Water
  • Pepper-soup spice
  • Salt
  • Smoked fish
  • Cooked meat of choice (optional)
  • Diced Pepper – scotch bonnets

Here’s how to prepare the Okra soup:

  • Dice your Okra – big chunky sizes
  • Boil just a small amount of water
  • Add in pepper-soup spice and salt to taste
  • Add in your meat of choice and the diced pepper
  • Bring the mixture to boil
  • Add in the fish
  • Okra is the last thing to add.
  • Add more water if needed to bring the soup to a consistency of choice.
  • Bring to boil then let cook for 2 to 5 minutes (this depends on how crunchy you want your Okra. I like mine extra crunchy).
P.S. You can also add blended crayfish for extra flavour.
Serve and eat while hot.


  1. Clara

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    1. Bode A Davies

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