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Grilled Okra with Spicy Sumac Seasoning Salt


24 okra
1 Tbsp. fresh thyme
1 teaspoon sumac (look for sumac in spice aisle of specialty food store or Middle Eastern markets)
⅛ to ¼ teaspoon cayenne
¾ teaspoon salt
1 Tbsp. olive oil


  1. Prepare grill for high heat.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together thyme, sumac, cayenne and salt.
  3. Trim off the stems on the end of the okra pods (optional.)
  4. In a large bowl, drizzle olive oil over the okra and use your hands to toss until the okra is evenly coated.
  5. Sprinkle the seasoning blend over the okra, tossing the okra with your hands again to evenly coat.
  6. Put the okra in a grilling basket or skewer the pods to keep them from falling through the grill grates.
  7. Grill the okra, uncovered, until cooked, about 4 minutes on each side.
  8. Serve hot and enjoy!

Serves 2-4 as snack or appetizer

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