2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon thyme
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Wash and cut okra lengthwise. In a large bowl combine okra with olive oil and spices. Toss to coat. Place cut side down on a parchment or silicone lined baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes. Enjoy with lemon garlic aioli or sauce of your choice.
Lemon Garlic Aioli
1/2 cup vegan mayonnaise (I used Hellman's but Follow Your Heart is also a good brand)
3 gloves of garlic (minced)
2 tablespoons of lemon juice
Salt to taste
Combine all ingredients in a small bowl. It's good to make this in advance so the flavors have time to "marry" together.