An easy way to preserve okra…pickle it! It taste delicious and is impressive on any relish tray. It’s great in Bloody Mary’s too.

1 1/2 pounds fresh okra

3 dried red chile peppers

3 teaspoons dried dill

3 teaspoons black peppercorns

3 garlic cloves

2 cups water

1 cup vinegar

2 tablespoons salt

Divide the fresh okra evenly between 3 sterile (1 pint) jars. Place one dried chile, one teaspoon of dill and peppercorns and garlic clove into each jar.

In a small saucepan, combine the water, vinegar and salt. Bring to a rolling boil. Pour over the ingredients in the jars, and seal in a hot water bath for 10 minutes. Refrigerate jars after opening.

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