Okra - Jelly??

MopokeMopoke Raw Newbie

Hello :) I am curious about using okra in raw recipes.
I recently got a big bag of tiny ones, and used a few in a pasta salad for my non-raw son who later complained about the ‘jelly’ texture. I know it is very glutinous when cooked, and now I am planning to try some raw experiments with it. I wonder if anyone here has played around with this ingredient and can give me some pointers.


  • newbienewbie Raw Newbie

    I’m curious if this might help. Raw lemon grass has the same problem and it is resolved by soaking it in water (after cutting) and using a chop stick (or other similar utensil) to swirl the grass around in the water. Eventually, the gel wraps around the chop stick and you can remove it.

  • omshantiomshanti Raw Newbie

    soaking it makes it even more slimey! even when soaked in vinegar….i tried… the only thing that worked was dehydrating it a bit after being tossed with some oil and salt….still kinda slimey though but better!

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