Green Beans and Okra with Dill

This summer whenever Jamie picked green beans, he also picked okra (the rows are side-by-side) and of course tomatoes. Finally one night my son and I came up with the idea to cook them together, and garnish with fresh dill. Oh my! Oh my! Green beans and okra cooked with garlic, red pepper flakes, tomatoes, and dill – who knew the combination would be so incredible! This is my absolute favorite way to eat okra now – heck it’s even my new favorite way to eat green beans 🙂 This version of greens beans and okra with dill even has the potential to convert okra haters into lovers!

Bowl of Green Beans and Okra

Method Overview

  • Saute garlic with spices
  • Add tomatoes, green beans, and okra
  • Simmer, covered, until tender
  • Garnish with dill

Bowl of Green Beans and Okra
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5 from 17 votes

Green Beans and Okra with Dill

Course: side dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: corn-free, gluten-free, nut-fee, plant based, soy-free, sugar-free, vegan
Servings: 6
Calories: 51kcal


  • large covered skillet


  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, sliced thin
  • 1/2 teaspoon Himalayan sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped Roma tomatoes
  • 1 pound green beans, fresh or frozen; trim each end, then cut into halves or thirds
  • 8 to 10 medium-small okra; trim stem end, then slice longwise into thin matchsticks
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh dill, optional


  • Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat with a bit of garlic.
  • When the garlic begins to gently sizzle add the remaining garlic, salt, and peppers. Cook, stirring often, for a few minutes until the garlic softens.
  • Stir in the chopped tomatoes, green beans, and okra; bring to a simmer.
  • Cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the tomatoes and okra cook down and the green beans are crisp tender.
  • Garnish with dill and serve.


1/2 to 3/4 teaspoon of dried dill can be used to replace the fresh dill. When using dried dill, add it during the second step.


Calories: 51kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 182mg | Potassium: 203mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 604IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 1mg
Green Beans and Okra served on a rectangular platter

If you like this recipe, you may also like Dairy-Free Green Bean Casserole and the Green Beans Marinara recipe in my cookbook.

Do you have an abundance of green beans? Check out my post, How to Freeze Green Beans without Blanching.


  • Stefan
    June 15, 2021 at 8:41 pm

    I did it with some additions. Sautéed some onions, when close to ready, added the garlic, the chopped tomatoes
    Then added the ingredients above, put in a flat vessel and topped it thin sliced tomatoes covering the beans and the okra,
    Then baked covered until ready. It was better, exceeding all expectation. No dill though


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