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Our 12 Best Okra Recipes

Okra is a signature Southern ingredient whether fried, pickled, or grilled. Savor this veggie with some of our favorite okra recipes.

Whether fried, pickled, or grilled, no other vegetable tastes quite like okra. Every Southerner has their favorite okra dish, and we’ve rounded up the best okra recipes we could find to showcase this traditional Southern veggie. Try Pickled Okra for an addictive, tangy treat. Add another popular Southern ingredient and you have our Fried Pecan Okra, which uses crushed pecans to make a crisp outer coating. Get out the grill, and make okra an easy and delicious appetizer with our recipe for Peppery Grilled Okra with Lemon-Basil Dipping Sauce. From main dishes to sides, our best okra recipes offer creative, tasty options for every day of the week. With the help of these okra ideas—and a few inspired flavors—we think you’ll find a new family-favorite okra recipe to share at your table this summer.

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