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Pickled Okra Recipe

Recipe by Zane Dearien

pickled okra

Pickled okra is an underrated treat that's really simple to make. If you have more okra in the garden than you can fry, here's a great way to eat it up.

Recipe for Homemade Pickled Okra


2 pounds Okra Fresh

3 dried Arbol Chile Peppers

3 teaspoons Mustard Seeds

3 Garlic Cloves

2 cups Apple Cider Vinegar

1 cup Water

2 tablespoons Kosher Salt

4 tablespoons Sugar


  1. Cut an “X” in the top of the okra (stem side) about 1/8th inch deep on all of the okra. This will allow the pickle liquid to penetrate the okra and not make the pickles slimy. Also helps with thorough pickling.
  2. After you cut the okra place stem side up into a mason jar that will allow a little room at the top so the liquid can fully submerge the okra.
  3. Bring all the other ingredients to a boil and let boil for 1 minute so that all the ingredients marry and steep properly.
  4. Pour over the okra and let cool to room temperature (covered) before putting into the refrigerator.
  5. These will keep up to 1 year in the refrigerator.

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