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Easy Homemade Pickled Okra Recipe

Pickling okra is a fantastic way to preserve this unique vegetable while enhancing its flavor. This easy pickled okra recipe is perfect for beginners. The ingredients you'll need are:

  • 1 pound of fresh okra
  • 2 cups of white vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons of sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar
  • 2 cloves of garlic, peeled
  • 1 teaspoon of dill seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon of red pepper flakes

Homemade Pickled Okra

You will need:

  • fresh okra1 pound of fresh okra
  • white vinegar2 cups of white vinegar
  • sea salt2 tablespoons of sea salt
  • sugar1 tablespoon of sugar
  • peeled garlic cloves2 cloves of garlic, peeled
  • dill seeds1 teaspoon of dill seeds
  • red pepper flakes1/2 teaspoon of red pepper flakes

Instructions

  1. Start by cleaning your okra thoroughly under running water.
  2. In a saucepan, combine white vinegar, sea salt, sugar, garlic, dill seeds, and red pepper flakes. Bring to a boil.
  3. While the mixture is boiling, pack your okra into sterilized jars.
  4. Pour the boiling vinegar mixture over the okra in the jars, ensuring the okra is fully submerged.
  5. Seal the jars and let them cool at room temperature.
  6. Store the jars in a cool, dark place for at least one week before consuming to allow the flavors to fully develop.

Notes

Feel free to experiment with your own spices and flavors once you've mastered this basic recipe. Pickling isn't limited to okra, you can pickle a variety of fruits and vegetables for a unique, tangy treat.

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Step by Step Pickled Okra Guide

Now that you have your ingredients, let's get to pickling!

  1. Start by cleaning your okra under cold water and trimming the stems, but be careful not to cut into the pods.
  2. In a saucepan, combine vinegar, water, salt, and sugar. Bring to a boil and stir until the salt and sugar dissolve.
  3. Arrange the okra in sterilized jars and add the garlic, dill seeds, and red pepper flakes.
  4. Pour the hot vinegar mixture over the okra, leaving a bit of space at the top of the jar.
  5. Seal the jars and let them cool before storing them in the refrigerator.

Now that you've cleaned your okra, let's move on to the next steps of the pickling process.

The Ultimate Pickled Okra Guide

Trimmed okra on a cutting board.
Prepare the Okra
Trim the stems of the okra, but be careful not to cut into the pod. This will ensure your okra stays crisp during the pickling process.
Okra, garlic, dill seeds, and red pepper flakes in jars.
Pack the Jars
Pack the okra into the sterilized jars. Add the garlic cloves, dill seeds, and red pepper flakes. Make sure to distribute them evenly among the jars.
Pouring vinegar mixture into jars filled with okra.
Pour the Vinegar Mixture
Pour the hot vinegar mixture over the okra, ensuring that the okra is completely submerged. Leave a 1/2 inch of space at the top of the jar.
Sealed jars of pickled okra cooling at room temperature.
Seal and Cool
Seal the jars tightly with their lids. Let them cool at room temperature. Once cooled, check the seals to ensure they are tight and secure.
Jars of pickled okra in the refrigerator.
Refrigerate
Store the jars in the refrigerator. The pickled okra will be ready to eat after 48 hours, but for best flavor, wait at least a week before opening.

Congratulations, you've made your own pickled okra! Now that you've mastered this recipe, feel free to experiment with different spices and flavors.

Experimenting with Your Pickled Okra

Once you've mastered this basic recipe, feel free to experiment with your own spice combinations. Add different herbs or spices to your brine for a personalized touch. I encourage you to explore and put your own spin on your homemade pickled okra.

Now that you're ready to experiment with different flavors, let's take a look at a video tutorial that will guide you through the process of pickling okra.

After mastering the art of pickling okra, remember that the world of pickling is vast and diverse. You can pickle a variety of fruits and vegetables for a unique, tangy twist on your meals.

Pickling More Than Just Okra

Pickling isn't limited to okra. You can pickle a variety of fruits and vegetables for a tangy treat. If you enjoyed this, check out some other pickling recipes to expand your pickling prowess!

Assortment of pickled vegetables in jars showcasing pickling techniques

Maggie Rohan
pickling, recipe development, food blogging, culinary arts

Maggie Rohan is a culinary enthusiast who found her passion in the art of pickling. With a keen interest in experimenting with diverse brine recipes and refining her pickling techniques, she views pickling not merely as a preservation method, but as a unique approach to enhance the flavor and texture of various foods.