Water Boilers & Warmers Recipes

Okra, Asparagus and Cherry Tomato Salad

This simple salad is fast and easy to make. Just blanch some okra and asparagus for a few minutes and throw in the tomatoes. The unique texture of the okra and dressing will definitely whet your appetite!

Ingredients (serves 4):

  • 20 okra
  • 1 bunch asparagus
  • 2 cups hot water for blanching asparagus (208°F)
  • 3 cups hot water (208°F)
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 10 cherry tomatoes

Non-Oil Dressing:

  • 1 Tbsp. onion, grated
  • 2 Tbsp. apple vinegar
  • 2 tsp. honey
  • 1 Tbsp. reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 1/8 tsp. black pepper

Fill Zojirushi water boiler & warmer with water and set temperature to 208°F.


Cut stems off from okra. Trim hard ends of asparagus and cut into 3 sections.


Keep top third tips of asparagus aside and place remaining sections in a heat resistrant bowl and pour 2 cups of hot water (208°F) over them. Set for 30 seconds and drain.


Add okra and asparagus tips to the bowl, sprinkle with salt and pour another 3 cups of hot water over them. Wait 1-2 minutes and drain. Set aside.


In a separate small bowl, mix grated onion, apple vinegar, honey, soy sauce and black pepper.


Cut cherry tomatoes in half. Place all vegetables on serving plate and pour dressing over them.