Pickled Okra

This pickled okra is crunchy, with just a hint of heat from Fresno chiles. The tender-crisp okra pods have a nice balance of sweet and sour thanks to cider vinegar and just a touch of sugar. Keep a jar on hand for snacks, enjoy as a side or slice them up to top a salad

pickled okra
Photo: Photographer / Jennifer Causey, Food Stylist / Karen Rankin, Prop Stylist / Christine Keely
Active Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
1 day 1 hr 15 mins


  • 1 ½ pounds small, slender fresh okra

  • 2 fresh Fresno chiles, quartered lengthwise and seeded

  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and halved

  • 4 teaspoons dill seeds

  • 4 teaspoons mustard seeds

  • 3 cups cider vinegar

  • 1 cup water

  • 4 tablespoons granulated sugar

  • 2 ½ tablespoons salt


  1. Divide okra, chiles, garlic, dill seeds and mustard seeds among 4 (1-pint) canning jars, packing the mixture tightly in the jars.

  2. Combine vinegar, water, sugar and salt in a medium saucepan; bring to a boil over high heat. Boil until the sugar and salt have dissolved, about 1 minute. Remove from heat. Carefully ladle the hot vinegar mixture over the okra mixture in the jars, leaving 1/2 inch at the top of each jar. Wipe the rims with a clean damp cloth. Cover with lids; screw on bands. Cool the jars to room temperature. Refrigerate for at least 1 day before serving.


4 (1-pint) canning jars

To make ahead:

Refrigerate for up to 2 months.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

14 Calories
3g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Serving Size 3-4 okra pods
Calories 14
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 208IU 4%
Vitamin C 7mg 8%
Folate 17mcg 4%
Vitamin K 9mcg 8%
Sodium 94mg 4%
Calcium 30mg 2%
Magnesium 19mg 5%
Potassium 95mg 2%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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