A simple recipe adapted from Southern Living: fresh okra, tossed with olive oil and seasoned, cooked on a hot grill.

Game plan: You’ll need to make a batch of Yogurt Dipping Sauce with Lemon and Basil.

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  • Yield: 8 servings
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Total: 20 mins 
  • Active: 10 mins

Ingredients (5)

  • 2 pounds fresh okra, trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, plus more for garnishing
  • Yogurt Dipping Sauce with Lemon and Basil (link in note)


  1. In a large bowl, toss the okra, with olive oil, and the salt and measured pepper.
  2. Grill the okra with the grill lid closed at high (400-450°F), 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until tender. Cool 5 minutes.