Grilled Okra Recipe

Grilled Okra has to be one of the simplest, yet most fabulous vegetables known to man.


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So amazingly easy to prepare and yet folks just can’t get enough of it.

They’ll ask, “are you sure this is okra? Because, I don’t really like okra.” To which comes the reply, “yes, this is okra. It has just been grilled. Take one bite and then let me know what you think.”

Usually, those are the people that are eyeing the last piece of grilled okra on the plate wondering if they can snatch it before anyone realizes how many they’ve eaten.


It happened!

I know because I was the one that didn’t like okra that much until these babies came along.

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Well, I take that back. I do love my Grandmother’s and Mama’s fried okra, but raw, pickled or boiled okra just gives me the hibby-jibbies.

Grilled okra on the other hand? I could eat it every single day of my life and be happy!

Thankfully, the rest of my family feels the same.

Wait. Maybe I should wish they hated it so I would have more of it for myself!

Nah! I love that they totally enjoy something so good for them, easy to make, and delicious.

It’s just good stuff!



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With Father’s Day just around the corner, think about adding some grilled okra to your menu.

You’ll be amazed at how perfect they are and how quickly they disappear.

They are perfect without a lot of fuss and adornment, but you can also serve them with a bit of Comeback Sauce on the side for dipping. That’s amazing!

But, whatever you do, do me a favor and buy more than you think you need. You’ll be glad you did.


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Here’s my simple as can possibly be Grilled Okra Recipe. Hope you love it!

Yield: 6

Grilled Okra Recipe

Total Time 15 minutes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
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  • 1 pound okra washed
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • salt to taste
  • ground black pepper to taste
  • pinch of cayenne pepper optional


  1. Skewer okra or place in a grill basket to prevent it from going through the grill grates while cooking. Drizzle with olive oil and place onto grill that has been preheated to around 450º F.
  2. Cook until the skin of the okra begins to caramelize and then flip to cook the other side.
  3. Remove from the grill and sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. Add cayenne pepper, if desired.
  4. Serve warm.

All images and text © Robyn Stone for Add a Pinch

Robyn xo

10 comments on “Grilled Okra Recipe”

  1. I love orka, but never thought of grilling it! This looks so good!

  2. No one in my family likes okra, but I’ll have to try this 🙂

  3. I’ve never seen grilled okra – what a great idea

  4. I love okra, I usually eat it fried but now I will have to try this method 🙂

  5. Interesting! I’ll pin it to try!

  6. I love okra! I would have never thought to grill it. I do have one question. Okra is very slimy when it’s raw. Is it still slimy after its grilled?

  7. I can’t wait to try this

  8. OMG this is amazing I grill romaine with montreal steak seasoning also

  9. This is the same recipe I use but I also add lime juice and minced garlic and let it all marinate in a Ziplock before skewering and grilling. Love grilled okra!

  10. I have been grilling okra for about 3 years now and it’s our favorite way to eat it! I normally drizzle with olive oil and add Tony Chachere’s Cajun seasoning. Saw your recipe and decided to stray from my norm. Got it in the oven now! Love fresh okra from our local farmer’s market which is plentiful here in the summer months. Thanks for sharing!

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