Afro-Brazilian Okra Salad

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Recipe for Afro-Brazilian Okra Salad -- Salada de Quiabo. Okra is a very popular vegetable in the northeast of Brazil. This dish compliments grilled fish.


  • Salad:
  • 2-1/2 pounds okra
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Vinaigrette:
  • 2 onions, finely chopped
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard


  1. Trim the ends of the okra and cut into 1/4-inch slices. Place the okra in a 4-quart pot with salted water to cover and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce the heat, and cook for 5 minutes. Drain the okra and place in a large bowl.
  2. Mix the remaining ingredients in a blender until smooth and pour over the okra while it is still warm. Mix well and serve at room temperature.