This recipe is easily doubled, tripled, or quadrupled. Grilled okra tastes great at room temperature and makes a tempting addition to a dinner buffet or backyard barbeque.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Yield: 4 servings
- 1 lb. okra
- 1 Tbsp. grapeseed or olive oil
- Lemon juice (optional)
- Prepare a gas or charcoal grill for high heat (you can hold your hand an inch above the cooking rgate for just 1 to 2 seconds).
- Trim stems off the okra pods. Toss the okra with the oil to coat thoroughly. Place the okra on the grill, cover, and cook until the okra's green color* heightens and grill marks or charred edges appear, 4 to 5 minutes. Turn the okra, cover, and cook until tender, about 5 more minutes.
- Remove the okra from the grill. Sprinkle with salt and lemon juice, if you like. Serve hot or at room temperature.
Makes 4 servings Grilled Okra.
*Or, in the case of purple okra, the purple color deepens!