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Okra with Sesame Sauce

I used to be hooked on Kewpie products, especially the sesame dressing. The flavour was always so complex that in my head it could go with anything.

Okra is always a funny veg because you hate it or love it, especially when it hasn't been treated well or cooked to death in a stew. So to make more people love it, why not dump one of my favourite sauces there?

I made my own version of the sauce with tahini because I figured it was close enough and also sesame based. Turned out amazingly well and relatively similar


  • Okra


  • 5 tbsp tahini

  • 5 tbsp miso paste (I used the chickpea one from Foodcraft)

  • 2 tbsp Dijon mustard

  • 1 tbsp hot sauce like tabasco or sriracha

  • 1 tbsp honey or agave

  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

  • 150ml water

  • Salt

  • Pepper

  • Sesame seeds, toasted


  1. Wash okra

  2. Cook whole in boiling water for 3-5 mins until tender

  3. Place in a bowl of ice water

  4. Drain, and leave to the side


  1. Mix together tahini, miso, mustard, hot sauce and honey/ agave

  2. Slowly add the water, mixing well

  3. Add olive oil

  4. Season with salt and pepper

  5. Serve with okra

  6. Top with sesame seeds


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