We updated a cookout classic—potato salad—with crisp, smoky grilled okra. The salad is tossed in a lemon vinaigrette with scallions and a hint of fresh thyme to let the vegetables’ natural flavors shine. This dish is best served immediately so that the okra retains some crispness.

Pam Lolley and Robby Melvin

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Antonis Achilleos; Prop Styling: Audrey Davis; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall

Recipe Summary

active:
15 mins
total:
25 mins
Yield:
Serves 6
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat grill to medium-high (400°F to 450°F). Place potatoes and 2 tablespoons water in a 1-quart microwavable dish; cover tightly with plastic wrap. Microwave on HIGH until potatoes are tender, about 7 minutes. Drain.

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  • Toss together potatoes, 1 tablespoon of the olive oil, 1 teaspoon of the salt, and 1/4 teaspoon of the pepper in a bowl. Toss together okra and remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a separate bowl.

  • Place potatoes on oiled grates; grill, covered, turning occasionally, until tender and charred on all sides, 4 to 6 minutes. Transfer to a large heatproof bowl; set aside. Place okra on oiled grates; grill, covered, until charred and tender, about 4 minutes, turning once halfway through cook time. Transfer to a cutting board; cut in half lengthwise. Add to potatoes in bowl. Add scallions, lemon juice, extra-virgin olive oil, and thyme; toss to combine.

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