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Fried Okra and Tomato Salad

Fried Okra and Tomato Salad

This fried okra and tomato salad inspired by Thai flavor. Crispy fried okra and tomato make a perfect combination for a fresh salad.

Fried Okra and Tomato Salad

Fried Okra and Tomato Salad


  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 1 cucumber,
  • a handful of Thai basil

Fried okra

  • 150g fresh okra, stems trimmed, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1 free-range egg
  • 1/2 tsp freshly cracked black pepper
  • a pinch of sea salt
  • 2/3 cup panko breadcrumb
  • vegetable oil to fried

Salad dressing

  • 1 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 green chili, chopped finely
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp Thai fish sauce
  • 2 tbsp honey


  1. Combine minced garlic, green chili, lime juice, coconut oil and Thai fish sauce in a small jar with a tight-fitting lid. Shake vigorously until emulsified. Set aside until ready to use.
  2. Place eggs in a shallow dish and place breadcrumbs in another shallow dish. Season eggs with salt and pepper, mix well. Dip okra in egg mixture; dredge in breadcrumbs, shaking off excess.
  3. Pour oil to a large frying pan, heat to 350 F. Fry okra in batches until brown, about 2 to 3 minutes. Remove okra, using a slotted spoon and drain on paper towel.
  4. Place fried okra, tomato and cucumber in a salad bowl, drizzle with salad dressing and toss to combine. Put in a serving bowl and sprinkle with Thai basil leaves.

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