The fire of the grill creates a tender texture while infusing the okra with subtle heat in this easy okra recipe. You can adjust the level of spiciness in this side dish by choosing chiles that are either tame, incendiary or anywhere in between.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 2014


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Place a grill basket on the grill and preheat on high for 10 minutes. (Or position oven rack 5 inches from heat source; preheat broiler to high.)

  • Combine okra, peppers, oil, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Transfer to the grill basket (or to a rimmed baking sheet).

  • Grill (or broil) until the okra is bright green and just tender, stirring occasionally, 8 to 10 minutes.


Equipment: Grill basket

DIY grill basket: It’s best to use a grill basket when grilling small ingredients so they don’t fall into the fire. If you don’t have one, fold a 24-inch-long piece of heavy-duty foil in half and crimp up the edges to create a lip; this “basket” will prevent the food from sliding off the grates.

Nutrition Facts

71.3 calories; protein 2.3g 5% DV; carbohydrates 9g 3% DV; exchange other carbs 0.5; dietary fiber 3.8g 15% DV; sugars 2g; fat 3.8g 6% DV; saturated fat 0.5g 3% DV; cholesterolmg; vitamin a iu 888.2IU 18% DV; vitamin c 34.4mg 57% DV; folate 69.9mcg 18% DV; calcium 94.6mg 10% DV; iron 0.7mg 4% DV; magnesium 65.9mg 24% DV; potassium 358.4mg 10% DV; sodium 298.9mg 12% DV; thiamin 0.2mg 23% DV.