Vegan Okra Soup Recipe | Cooking With Jade

Vegan Okra Soup Recipe

Vegan Okra Soup Recipe


Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Cuisine Nigerian
Servings 4



  • 2 cups fresh okra sliced
  • 2 tablespoons palm oil
  • 1 medium onion finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 red bell pepper chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper chopped
  • 2 medium tomatoes chopped
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 1 cup chopped spinach
  • 1 teaspoon ground crayfish optional
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • Salt to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste


  • In a large pot, heat the palm oil over medium heat.
  • Add the chopped onions and sauté until translucent.
  • Stir in the minced garlic and cook for another minute.
  • Add the chopped red and green bell peppers to the pot and sauté until they soften.
  • Add the chopped tomatoes and cook for about 5 minutes until they break down and release their juices.
  • Add the sliced okra to the pot and stir well to combine with the other ingredients.
  • Pour in the vegetable broth and stir to incorporate all the ingredients.
  • Add the dried thyme, paprika, and ground crayfish (if using). Stir well.
  • Reduce the heat to low, cover the pot, and let the soup simmer for about 20 minutes to allow the flavors to meld together and the okra to soften.
  • After 20 minutes, add the chopped spinach to the pot. Stir well and let it cook for another 5 minutes until the spinach wilts.
  • Season the soup with salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste. Adjust the seasoning according to your preference.
  • Remove from heat and let the soup sit for a few minutes before serving.
  • Serve the Okra Soup hot with your choice of accompaniment, such as rice, fufu, or pounded yam.


Calories: 180 | Total Fat: 10g | Total Carbohydrates: 20g | Dietary Fiber: 8g | Protein: 6g

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