Okra & Tomatoes

Designed for the parishioners of Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem, this side is the perfect nutritious alternative to condemn those empty calories for good.

3 cups okra
30 oz diced tomatoes
1 tbsp olive oil
2 tsp ground cumin
Heat olive oil in a pan and saute chopped onion on medium high for 3 minutes, until translucent, then add minced garlic and let cook for a minute. Add tomatoes, bay leaf, cumin and sprinkle pepper. Stir well and let simmer for about 15 minutes, add okra and simmer another 10-15 minutes.