Pete Evans’ Eat Your Greens: Tomato-Braised Okra with Za’Atar

Pete Evans

Celebrity Paleo Chef

Mar 13, 2023

To make Tomato-Braised Okra with Za’Atar heat the oil or fat in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and sauté for 5 minutes, or until softened and translucent.

Add the garlic, chilli, za’atar and tomato paste and cook for 1 minute, or until fragrant.

Next, stir in the okra, tomatoes, broth or stock and lemon zest and bring to the boil.

Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer for 30 minutes, or until the sauce has thickened and the okra is cooked through.

Mix in the lemon juice and season with salt and pepper.

Sprinkle over some extra za’atar, drizzle with olive oil and serve.


  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil or good-quality animal fat
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 1 long red chilli, halved, deseeded and finely chopped
  • 1 ½ tablespoons za’atar, plus extra to serve
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 600g fresh okra pods, trimmed
  • 400g tomatoes, diced
  • 400ml Chicken Bone Broth or vegetable stock
  • finely grated zest and juice of ½ lemon
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • extra-virgin olive oil, to serve

‘Eat Your Greens by Pete Evans, Published by Plum, RRP $39.99, Photography by William Meppem’

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By Pete Evans

Celebrity Paleo Chef

A love of food saw Pete begin his career as chef and restaurateur at the age of 19, opening numerous award winning restaurants nationally as well as cooking in some of the finest restaurants globally. Pete has not only cooked for the general public, but he’s also cooked a royal banquet for the Prince and Princess of Denmark, a private dinner for Martha Stewart, and even represented his hometown at the gala G?Day USA dinner for 600 in NYC. Pete’s career has moved from the kitchen into the lounge room with many TV appearances including Lifestyle Channel’s Home show, Postcards from Home, FISH, My Kitchen Rules, Moveable Feast, and his latest The Paleo Way… stay tuned for Food is Medicine which is in pre production now! It’s safe to say he knows his stuff, with over 10 bestselling cookbooks inspiring individuals and families in their kitchens around the world. Pete’s also a simple guy. He loves his family, the ocean, surfing, and maintaining his own healthy lifestyle. When he changed his life to The Paleo Way of living, an abundance of mental, physical, and emotional changes followed. This paved the way for Pete’s belief that food can be medicine, and that it should be our first port of call for a healthier life. They say the proof is in the pudding, and if hearing Pete speak about The Paleo Way isn’t enough to get you excited, almost nothing will. As a certified health coach with qualifications from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, Pete wants to change the lives of everyone around him, including you.



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