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Japanese okra salad topped with katsuoboshi bonito flakes being picked up with a pair of chopsticks.

Japanese Okra Salad

The BEST recipe for Japanese Okra Salad.  Enjoy this dish at only ~3g Net Carb / Serving.  Step by step directions with pictures makes this recipe quick and easy.
Course Salad
Cuisine Japanese
Keyword Japanese okra salad, Japanese side dish
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 88kcal


  • 1 Cup Okra
  • 1 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Water
  • 1 tbsp Bonito Flakes can sub with 1/8 tsp of hondashi
  • 1 tbsp Japanese Sake can substitute with dry sherry
  • 1 tsp Monkfruit Erythritol Blend or sweetener of choice
  • 1 tsp Toasted Sesame Seed garnish
  • 1 tbsp Bonito Flakes garnish


  • Gather all the ingredients.
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  • Boil about 2-3 cups of water in a stove top pot.
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  • In another stove top pot, add Soy Sauce, 1 tbsp water, 1tbsp Bonito Flakes, Japanese Cooking Sake and Monkfruit Erythritol Blend and bring to boil.  Once boiling, reduce heat and simmer for 1minute.  Once 1 minute has passed, remove from heat and set aside.
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  • Once water is boiling from step 2), add okra and cook for 2-3 minutes or until desired tenderness is reached.
  • Remove okra, slice into bite sizes pieces (we prefer around 1/2") and transfer to a serving plate.
  • Pour sauce from making sure to push out any excess sauce from the Bonito Flakes with a strainer & spoon and top with Toasted Sesame Seed & Bonito Flakes.  You can either serve hot or cold.
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Calories: 88kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 1018mg | Potassium: 344mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 716IU | Vitamin C: 23mg | Calcium: 82mg | Iron: 1mg