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Charred Okra with Greek Yogurt


2 cups Greek yogurt

1 teaspoon cumin

Juice of two limes

1 tablespoon sesame oil

2 jalapeño peppers, roasted and diced

¼ cup mint leaves, chopped

¼ cup cilantro leaves, chopped

Salt and black pepper

32 whole okra

¼ cup olive oil

1 cucumber, thinly sliced


  1. Place yogurt, cumin, lime juice, sesame oil, jalapeño, mint, and cilantro in a bowl. Mix well and season with salt. Set aside.
  2. Heat a grill to very hot. In a mixing bowl, toss okra with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Grill okra until well-charred. Remove from grill.
  3. To serve, divide yogurt sauce amongst 4 bowls. Place okra right on top and garnish with
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