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Grilled Chili Lime Okra

Grilled Chili Lime Okra are crispy, smokey and with just a touch of lime and chilis are the worlds simplest recipe for green veggies on a stick.
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Sides
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 77kcal
Author: HWC Magazine

Ingredients

  • 8 wooden skewers
    (pre-soaked in water for at least 30 minutes to prevent burning)
  • 12 okra
    or about 4 pieces per person
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic
    finely chopped (or ½ teaspoon garlic powder)
  • salt and pepper
    to taste
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
    or a fresh chili chopped
  • 2 tablespoon lime juice

Instructions

  • Pre-soak wooden skewers for at about 30 minutes to prevent burning on the grill. Preheat the BBQ grill.
  • In a sealable baggie, mix together okra, olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper, chili powder or chili peppers (optional) and mix well.
  • Place the okra on the wooden skewer. I used two skewers side by side and threaded each okra on in two spots to give it more stability when turning on the grill.
  • Grill okra for about 2-3 minutes on each side or just until some grill marks are showing on the okra. Remove from Grill. Squeeze fresh lime juice on top of the grilled okra.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

Do not overcook your okra. The goal is just until you can pierce your knife into the edge of it. It is nice when they are slightly crisp but have taken on the smokey flavor of the grill. 
We usually use garlic powder and chili powder, instead of the fresh as it makes it easy for prep and cleaning. 
If you have a vegetable grilling grate, then there is no need for the skewers, you can grill your okra directly in the grill in the vegetable grilling grate. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 77kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 7mg | Potassium: 108mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 332IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1mg