Lemon-Macerated Okra and Olives

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Lemon-Macerated Okra and OlivesRecipe
Randy Mayor; Melanie J. Clarke
Try these zesty tidbits in place of peanuts or pretzels at your next party. Or combine with bread, cheese, artichokes, and cold shrimp for an antipasto platter.
14 servings (serving size: 1/4 cup)


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3 cups small okra pods
1/2 cup kalamata olives
1 tablespoon lemon rind
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
2 bay leaves
2 thyme sprigs


Combine all ingredients in a large zip-top plastic bag, and seal. Marinate in refrigerator 48 to 72 hours, turning bag occasionally. Strain the okra mixture through a sieve over a bowl, discarding marinade.

Created date

April 2004

Nutritional Information

Calories 29
Caloriesfromfat 65 %
Fat 2.1 g
Satfat 0.3 g
Monofat 1.6 g
Polyfat 0.2 g
Protein 0.5 g
Carbohydrate 2.4 g
Fiber 0.8 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 0.2 mg
Sodium 105 mg
Calcium 20 mg