Introduction: Spicy Pickled Okra

I love to grow okra and am always looking for creative ways to preserve vegetables from my garden. These pickled okras are best served chilled. The recipe makes 3 pint jars. This recipe can also be found at



3 pints (about 1 pound) small okras

6 cloves garlic

3 teaspoon dill seed

3 whole jalapeño peppers

2 cups vinegar

½ cup water

4 tablespoons salt

Step 1: Wash Okra

Wash okra and trim.

Step 2: Prepare Vinegar Mixture

Combine the vinegar, water and salt. Boil until the salt is dissolved.

Step 3: Add Jalapeños, Garlic, & Spice to Jars

Add 1 jalapeños sliced, 2 garlic cloves cut in half, and 1 teaspoon dill seed into each jar.

Step 4: Pack Okra in Jars

Pack the okra into the jars.

Step 5: Pour Vinegar Mixture & Seal Jars

Pour the vinegar mixture into each jar. Leave ¼ inch head space in each jar and add the lids/rings.

Step 6: Process in Water Bath

Process in a water bath for 10 minutes. Adjust the time for elevation, if needed.

Canning and Pickling Contest 2016

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Canning and Pickling Contest 2016