Debbie G Malek, an incredibly, passionate animal rights activist is making, “The Simplest Okra,” a dish inspired by her Lebanese roots on #LunchBreakLIVE  #JaneUnChained

RECIPE: The Simplest Lebanese Inspired Okra


  • 16 oz bag of okra frozen
  • I large onion, chopped into large pieces
  • 3 – 5 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 10 oz cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 large lemon, juiced
  • 1 Tbsp cumin
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 3 – 4 Tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped for garnish


  1. Sauté okra in a hot pan with 2 Tbsp olive oil until slightly browned
  2. In a 2nd pan, sauté chopped onion until translucent
  3. Add sliced garlic to the onion and continue sautéing until tender
  4. Add the sautéed okra to the 2nd pan
  5. Add cherry tomatoes to the 2nd pan
  6. Add the cumin and continue sautéing until the tomatoes become tender
  7. Turn off the heat and add the lemon juice
  8. Serve over rice and garnish with fresh cilantro

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Debbie Malek with her Lebanese Inspired Okra Dish

LBL Debbie Malek Okra Dish Final 6:13:17

The Simplest Lebanese Inspired Okra

LBL Debbie Malek Okra Ingredients 6:13:17

Some of the ingredients for this okra dish