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Spicy Pickled Okra

It's easier than you think to pickle your own okra, and pickling is a great way to make use of an abundant garden harvest. Serve these spicy and crunchy pods as a side dish or part of a relish tray. They're also an unusual garnish for a martini.

Cooking Light JUNE 2005

  • Yield: About 5 cups (serving size: 1/4 cup)

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups white vinegar
  • 2 cups water
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon white peppercorns
  • 1 teaspoon coriander seeds
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 4 fresh dill sprigs
  • 2 green or red jalapeño peppers, halved lengthwise
  • 1 1/2 pounds small okra pods

Preparation

Combine vinegar and the next 7 ingredients (through cumin seeds) in a large saucepan; bring to a boil. Cook 1 minute or until sugar and salt dissolve, stirring frequently. Remove from heat; stir in fresh dill sprigs, jalapeños, and okra pods. Cool completely; pour mixture into an airtight container. Cover and chill.

Note: Refrigerate okra in an airtight container for up to two weeks.

Note:

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 28
  • Calories from fat: 0.0%
  • Fat: 0.0g
  • Saturated fat: 0.0g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.0g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.0g
  • Protein: 0.7g
  • Carbohydrate: 6.8g
  • Fiber: 1.1g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Iron: 0.3mg
  • Sodium: 103mg
  • Calcium: 29mg
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