Garlic Okra Soup

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Today’s recipe is a special one because it’s the first of many “Recipes from Mom”. I felt this was an important addition to my blog and website because I’m sure we can all agree that moms are the best cooks around. This recipe comes from my one and only Mom. This is a dish I grew up eating since I was a toddler. I never even thought about what went into making it until I followed my mom around her kitchen the other day in order to get the recipe just right.

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One of the things that amazes me about my mom is that she makes almost everything from scratch. As you’ll see in the specifics of this recipe, even the soup base she makes by actually boiling a whole chicken to get the broth instead of buying ready-made chicken broth like us lazy people. :P I believe that’s why her food always has a rich taste that can’t be duplicated. But we can always try!

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My mom usually serves this soup with white rice. You can strain and pour the okra over the rice to give it some flavor. Or if you prefer, just have it on the side like a normal soup. It’s amazing either way and perfect for the cold season that's now upon us!

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For those of you looking for something a little more ethnic and different, feel free to try this recipe out! My mom would love to hear everyone’s experiences so please comment so I can share with her your thoughts! 🥣 🥦 🍚 👩🏻‍🍳 🍂

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TOTAL TIME: 1.5 hours
SERVES: 8 people

Get the full Garlic Okra Soup recipe on my website here! 🥣 🥦 🍚 👩🏻‍🍳 🍂

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What a beautiful soup! It's so nice to see an ingredient like okra raised up to be the star of the dish! This soup is so healthy and just reading the recipe it sounds so delicious. I like okra and often add it to dishes like gumbo. But I never considered making it the main ingredient in a dish. Thank you for sharing this recipe and inspiring me to use okra in a new way.

Thank you ! I'm glad to hear that. We usually serve this soup over white rice which is the traditional Egyptian way of eating okra in our culture. I really hope you give it a try! It's got an amazing flavor and aroma. Thanks for taking the time to read my post and resteeming! :)

LOVEEEE OKRA! but never really had it in soup like, ever. I love eating it raw or quick boil.. before dipping into the spicy sauce. This looks yum though!! Funny how it doesn't look too slimy.. Thanks to @chefsteve who resteemed so I saw this interesting post! :)

I'm glad to meet a fellow okra-lover! It really is sooo good! I've never tried eating it raw. Dipping it into spicy sauce sounds like it's right up my ally though. I will have to try that, thanks for the tip!! Hope you give this soup a try. :)

I rarely cook but when I do and if the okra is somehow there, I will :)

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