Some things are meant to be the way they are, so does OKRA! I don't know with you, but as for me I love okra - Okra Salad, that is. Sliced okra blanched in boiling water, washed briefly in running water then shocked in ice bath. Made into salad with lettuce, endives (or greens of choice), pea shoots, diced pomelo, diced ripe mangoes, julienned carrots, sliced tomatoes and purple onions. Drizzled with Honey-Mansi dressing (olive oil - i opted to skip this, calamansi juice, honey, fish sauce, some sea salt and white pepper to taste), toss and serve.