Sunday, September 2, 2012

Fried Okra Salad


Now that Summer is almost over, I'm getting ready to make this "perfect summer" salad!

I think you'd call that, "being behind the curve ball!"

Regardless, this salad is amazing!

There's nothing too complex about it.

I like the different colors of veggies in the salad when tossed with the okra.

Ok -- really, I like the fried okra!

Truth of the matter, since I recommend using frozen okra, you can have this salad whenever you feel like . . .

even if it's at the end of Summer!
Fried Okra Salad

1 large bag of breaded frozen okra, cooked according to package (fried!), and cooled
8-9 pieces of bacon, cooked and crumbled
1-2 tomatoes, chopped (you can use a container of small cherub/cherry tomatoes)
1 bunch of green onion (or a sweet summer onion), chopped
1-2 green bell peppers, chopped
1/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup oil
1/4 cup vinegar

In a large bowl, place the cooked and cooled fried okra, crumbled bacon, chopped tomatoes, onion, and bell pepper.  Set aside.

In a small container, mix the sugar, oil, and vinegar.  Place in the microwave and heat until boiling.  Stir to dissolve the sugar.

When you are ready to serve the salad, pour the dressing over the okra/veggie mix and toss to coat.  Serve immediately.

Because of the dressing, this salad is not good left over.  So plan on taking this to a party or serving it as the main dish if it's a smaller gathering.  Although I've never made half of a recipe, I'm sure you could do so with very minor adjustments.

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