Spicy Okra and Turnip Greens

Total Time
10 mins
20 mins

This quick and easy recipe is hot! You may also substitute collard greens for the turnip greens. The okra, once cut, will thicken the sauce as it cooks. Posted for ZWT 4.

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  • 1 lb turnip greens, stems removed and cut into 1/4 inch slices
  • 12 okra, end removed and cut into halves
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 14 cup pine nuts
  • 3 jalapeno peppers, seeded and finely chopped (red is preferred)
  • 14 cup water
  • 14 teaspoon salt


  1. Cook and stir onion and pine nuts in oil in Dutch oven over medium heat until onion is tender, about 3 minutes.
  2. Stir in turnip greens, okra and remaining ingredients. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer until turnip greens are tender, 18 to 20 minutes.