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Prosciutto-Wrapped Grilled Okra

Photo: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Claire Spollen

Hands-on time 20 mins
Total time 30 mins
Yield

Serves 8 (serving size: about 4 wrapped okra halves)

A sweet-tangy balsamic glaze makes this summertime appetizer irresistible. Using two skewers for the wrapped okra makes it easier to flip on the grill.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon rind
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 pound okra pods, cut in half lengthwise
  • 4 (1/2-ounce) slices prosciutto, cut lengthwise into 1/2-inch-wide strips
  • Cooking spray

Nutrition Information

  • calories 90
  • fat 7.5 g
  • satfat 1.2 g
  • monofat 4.9 g
  • polyfat 0.7 g
  • protein 3 g
  • carbohydrate 4 g
  • fiber 1 g
  • cholesterol 6 mg
  • iron 0.0 mg
  • sodium 222 mg
  • calcium 24 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat grill to medium-high heat.

  2. Combine 3 tablespoons oil, vinegar, honey, rind, pepper, and salt in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk.

  3. Wrap okra halves with prosciutto strips. Thread wrapped okra onto 8 (12-inch) skewers. Brush wrapped okra evenly with remaining 1 tablespoon oil.

  4. Place okra on grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 8 minutes or until prosciutto is crisp and okra is crisp-tender, turning once after 4 minutes. Brush wrapped okra with half of balsamic mixture; grill 1 minute. Remove from heat; drizzle with remaining balsamic mixture.