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Iraqi Tomato Soup with Okra

Photo of prepared Iraqi Tomato Soup with Okra
Photo attribution: My Tu Duong
Ready In: 50 minutes
Serves: 4
Dairy-freeGluten-freeLow Added SugarVeganVegetarian
Okra is a common summer vegetable in Iraq. This dish is often eaten over rice for breakfast.

What you'll need

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Serves 4
4 cloves Garlic sliced
2 teaspoons Olive Oil
1 cup Tomato Sauce low-sodium
1 pound Okra fresh or frozen, whole
1 teaspoon Salt
3 tablespoons Lemon Juice 1 whole lemon


1.In a medium saucepan, sauté the garlic in oil over medium heat until starting to soften. Be careful not to burn the garlic.
2.Add the tomato sauce and bring to a boil. Add the okra and 2 cups of water and bring to a boil.
3.Reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 20 minutes.
4.Season with salt and add lemon juice. Simmer for 10 more minutes.
5.Serve as a soup or poured over brown rice.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1.00 cup

Serving Per Container 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 79
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3 g4%
Saturated Fat <1 g3%
Sodium 605 mg26%
Total Carbohydrate 14 g5%
Dietary Fiber 5 g18%
Protein 3 g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs: