Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Buffy Harget
Prep Time
15 Mins
Chill Time
24 Mins
Grill Time
6 Mins
Cool Time
5 Mins
Makes 8 servings

How to Make It

Step 1

Line a wire-mesh strainer with 3 layers of cheesecloth or 1 (12-cup) coffee filter. Place strainer over a bowl. Spoon yogurt into strainer. Cover and chill 24 hours. Remove yogurt, discarding strained liquid.

Step 2

Preheat grill to 400° to 450° (high) heat. Combine strained yogurt, basil, next 3 ingredients, 1/2 tsp. salt, and 1/4 tsp. pepper. Cover and chill until ready to serve.

Step 3

Toss together okra, olive oil, and remaining 1 tsp. salt and 1 tsp. pepper in a large bowl.

Step 4

Grill okra, covered with grill lid, over 400° to 450° (high) heat 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until tender. Cool 5 minutes.

Step 5

Transfer okra to a serving dish, and serve with dipping sauce. Garnish, if desired.

Ratings & Reviews

aubiechic's Review

July 07, 2012
delicious! do serve with the yogurt dipping sauce- however- 1/2 the recipe (it makes alot!) and also use Greek yogurt (plain) and save the hassle of straining regular yogurt you are in for a treat!

psfreeman's Review

November 24, 2011
When I grill vegetables, I'm always looking for interesting marinades or sauces to try, but okra is pretty unusual. It is good by itself or with just lemon juice, but I really liked this sauce. It was perfect for dipping. Draining the yogurt overnight was a hassle, but it was worth it. The texture and thickness were ideal.

lovestocook826's Review

May 18, 2011
Grilled Okra was wonderful. I didnt make the sauce it was that good by itself.

susu911's Review

July 25, 2009
We really liked this recipe. I bought okra at the farmer's market, and it cooked on the grill quickly with a wonderful flavor. The dipping sauce was good but a lot of trouble to make. Next time I think I will skip the sauce and add some balsamic vinaigrette on the okra. Defininately a keeper!

Misty2's Review

July 04, 2009
If you like Okra you will love this because it is so easy to make. At first I didn't think this would work but I was wrong. Covering the okra with foil helps it to cook faster and it is wonderful. I did not use the sauce.