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Grilled Okra makes a delicious addition to any meal! Such a simple, yet scrumptious recipe to make grilled okra to enjoy anytime!
Grilled Okra has to be one of the simplest, yet most fabulous vegetables ever.
So amazingly easy to prepare and yet everyone 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. I
I know this to be true because I was one that didn’t like okra that much until I made them with this recipe.
Grilled Okra Recipe
Well, I take that back. I can’t say I didn’t enjoy any kind of okra. I do love my Grandmother’s and Mama’s Fried Okra recipe. But I just can’t eat raw, pickled or boiled okra. Boiled okra is just a weird thing to me.
But 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. I love that they totally enjoy something so good for them. It’s just so easy to make and absolutely delicious.
How to Make It
To make this recipe, you’ll need:
- Olive Oil
- Ground Black Pepper
- Cayenne Pepper (optional)
- Skewers or a grill basket
First, skewer the washed okra or place in a grill basket to prevent it from going through the grill grates while cooking. Then drizzle the okra with olive oil and place onto grill that has been preheated to around 450º F.
Think about adding some grilled okra to your menu. You’ll be amazed at how perfect it is and how quickly it disappears.
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.
What’s Good with Grilled Okra?
Here’s my simple as can possibly be Grilled Okra Recipe. Hope you love it!
Grilled Okra Recipe
- 1 pound okra washed
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- salt to taste
- ground black pepper to taste
- pinch of cayenne pepper optional
- 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.
- Cook until the skin of the okra begins to caramelize and then flip to cook the other side.
- Remove from the grill and sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. Add cayenne pepper, if desired.
- Serve warm.
From the Add a Pinch recipe archives. Originally published 2013.