Spicy Pickled Okra

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  • Published Aug 12th
  • Ready In7d 45m
  • Servings12
  • Calories46
Pickled okra with some kick, and a nice smoky flavor. A perfect garnish or snack.

Spicy Pickled Okra Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Spicy Pickled Okra for 12 servings:

  • 3/4 pound fresh okra
  • 4 1/2 cups cider vinegar
  • 2 cups water
  • 3 cloves chopped garlic
  • 1/4 cup crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup smoked paprika
  • 4 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon Szechuan peppercorns (optional)

Spicy Pickled Okra Cooking Instructions

  • Prep30m
  • Cook15m
  • Ready In7d 45m

To cook Spicy Pickled Okra, you need about 30 minutes of preparation time. The time needed to cook this Spicy Pickled Okra is about 15 minutes , and you can serve your Spicy Pickled Okra within 7 days 45 minutes . The following are the steps to cook Spicy Pickled Okra easily:

  1. 1 Wash the okra, rubbing lightly to remove any grit and fuzz. Sterilize 2 (1 quart ) canning jars and lids in boiling water for at least 10 minutes, allow to cool before filling with okra.
  2. 2 Combine the cider vinegar, water, garlic, red pepper flakes, smoked paprika, salt, and peppercorns to a boil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Reduce the temperature and simmer for 15 minutes. Remove from the heat.
  3. 3 Pack fresh, cleaned okra loosely into the jars. Pour the hot brine over the okra, filling the jars to the top. Seal jars, making sure you have cleaned the jar's rims of any residue. Store the jars in the refrigerator. Allow contents to pickle at least one week minimum before eating, two weeks is best.


  • Cook's Note
  • For those that want less kick, cut garlic and chili flakes in half and do not use Szechuan peppercorns.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 46 calories; 0.9 gram of fat; 6.3 grams of carbohydrates; 1.4 gram of protein; 0 milligrams of cholesterol; 882 milligrams of sodium.

  1. Sep 20th 2018

    I did not add the peppercorns. My son loves spicy pickled things so I made this for him. He really liked it. He asked me to lower the vinegar in the recipe a little bit and add more garlic s ...

  2. Aug 16th 2018

    used 1/2 apple cider & 1/2 regular pickling vinegar.

  3. Aug 17th 2017

    I made this but I think maybe 1/4 c paprika was a typo. I used about 1 1/2 Tablespoons and it was great! Also 1/4 c red pepper flakes was way too much for our tastes. I used 1 Tablespoon fla ...

  4. Nov 17th 2013

    This is the best recipe for pickled okra I have ever tried, they turned out perfectly. My mother ate the first jar we opened almost completely by herself! Thanks for sharing such a great recipe.

  5. Aug 12th 2012

    Great recipe! Thats exactly how I make mine but I never thought of adding smoked paprika. I'm going to try that tomorrow. Thanks again! OH yeah, I also use toasted mustard seeds with the pep ...

  6. Aug 9th 2012

    Very good recipe, made with Apple Cider Vinegar.

  7. Sep 11th 2011

    Excellent recipe. Usu I'm not a big fan of okra but the smokiness of the paprika really brings out its best flavors. Madly rocks!

  8. Nov 11th 2009

    This was so-so. I really love smoked paprika, but it really does not complement the okra. Next time I'll leave it out.

  9. Sep 13th 2009

    First Timer here. Never canned or jarred a thing in my life. Tried three different pickling recipes from this site and this recipe ROCKED! I couldn't find the schezuan peppercorns so I used ...