Staff Picks

Classic Okra and Tomatoes Recipe

This centuries-old pairing is a remarkable union of late-summer flavors that come from peak-season produce.

Okra and Rice Casserole Recipe

This dish is simple to make, but it packs an amazing amount of flavor from tender sautéed okra, sweet corn, Cajun spices, and buttery garlic breadcrumbs.

Shrimp and Okra Gumbo Recipe

Rating: 3 stars 7
In her cookbook United Tastes of Texas, Jessica Dupuy shares her family recipe for Shrimp and Okra Gumbo.

Pan-Fried Okra with Cornmeal Recipe

Rating: 3.5 stars 3
This simple, six-ingredient recipe takes just half an hour to prepare—making us wonder why we don't have fried okra more often.

Stuffed Okra Poppers

Move over jalapeño, there’s a new party popper in town.

Limpin’ Susan

Rumor has it that Limpin’ Susan was Hoppin’ John’s secret girlfriend.

Fried Okra

Is it really a Southern supper without a side of fried okra?

Simple Roasted Okra

Don't be intimidated by this seasonal produce.

Okra and Chickpeas in Fresh Tomato Sauce Recipe

Serve this colorful medley as a side or a boldly flavored vegetarian main dish.

Grilled Creole Chicken & Okra Recipe

Getting a nice char on these fresh ingredients is key to a flavorful grilled dish. The hot sauce is optional, but it gives the extra kick this Creole dish longs for.

Smashed Fried Okra

Use a meat mallet to smash okra and create more surface area for crispy-brown goodness.

Inspiration and Ideas

40 Okra Recipes That Prove That It's Not Just for Gumbo
Fried, pickled, grilled, and more—we've got countless ways to serve this Southern classic.
How To Pickle Okra
Savor summer's fresh okra for months to come by pickling the veggies with our easy steps.
Zesty Pickled Okra Recipe

A Bloody Mary drink is not complete without a pickled okra skewered and plunged into the cocktail.