We love okra so I try to add it to dishes whenever possible. Though one of our favorite ways to enjoy it is grilled with our favorite Chipotle-Lime Sauce. It is so easy to prepare and the warm okra dipped in the mildly spicy sauce does a little dance on your tastebuds. This is the perfect side dish and is an equally perfect appetizer to serve guests during the summer months. It's delicious and low-cal...sounds like a winner to me!
Ingredients for Grilled Okra with Chipotle-Lime Sauce:
2 pounds fresh Okra, rinsed and dried
3/4 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup sour cream
1 chipotle pepper, chopped
zest of 1 lime
1/2 lime juiced
Time-Saving Tips: The sauce can be made earlier in the day and refrigerated.
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Combine all of the sauce ingredients together, except for the lime zest, in a small food processor. Process until just blended. Transfer the mixture to a bowl and stir in the lime zest; set aside.
Preheat the grill to medium-high. Toss the okra with the oil, salt, and pepper. Grill, turning as needed until done.
It's ready! This is such a great appetizer. I love serving it to my guests while we're grilling the rest of the meal. It's so unexpected and really good. Everyone loves it and any extra sauce is great on burgers. Give it a try and you'll love it.