Pickled Okra

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Pickled Okra

This is a “quick pickle” okra recipe – which means you have to refrigerate the jars. Eat within 4 weeks after refrigerating.  Want to up your game and make them non-perishable for shelf storage?  Sterilize the jars in a boiling water bath (1″ above the jar).  Remove from water bath & allow to cool on the counter.  Leaving okra whole keeps it “fresher” and not “slimy”, which turns so many folks off texturally.  Eat as a snack or throw in your favorite Bloody Mary.

  • Author: beckie
  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 Minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 1 Quart Jar
  • Category: Condiment
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


  • 3/4 lb okra
  • 2 red fresno chili peppers
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 4 dill sprigs or 1 1/2 tsp dried dill
  • 1 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 1 cup cider vinegar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 Tbsp salt


  • Sterilize jar(s) & lid(s) for 10 minutes in boiling water or very hot dishwasher.  You can skip this step if you will be refrigerating and eating within ~ 4 weeks.
  • Add okra, chili peppers, garlic, dill, mustard seeds, & crushed red pepper to quart size glass jar or divide evenly among 2 pint size glass jars.
  • Bring a small pot with vinegar, water, and salt to a rolling boil and stir.  Remove from heat and let cool ~ 5 minutes.
  • Pour mixture into jar(s) (careful it’s hot!), leaving ~ 1/4″ at top.  Seal jars and let sit at room temperature ~ 1 hour and then place in refrigerator.  Wait at least a week before eating – they will taste the best 3-4 weeks after pickling.  Good for ~4 weeks in the refrigerator.  Happy eating!  Beckie


Things In My Kitchen:

  • 9 piece canning kit – This is for pint size jars only – makes quick use of sterilizing for canning if you want to make your pickling shelf stable and not have to refrigerate.

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Keywords: Okra, Pickled, Pickled Okra, Garnish, Snack, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten Free, Paleo, Keto, Low Carb, Whole 30


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