Recipe courtesy of Kardea Brown

Quick and Easy Southern Pickles and Okra

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 20 min
  • Active: 20 min
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
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1 1/2 cups white vinegar

1 cup sugar 

3 tablespoons kosher salt 

2 teaspoons turmeric powder 

2 cups sliced garden cucumbers 

1 pound fresh okra 

1 large white onion, thinly sliced 

1/2 cup pickling spices 


Special equipment:
three sterilized 1-quart jars
  1. Put the vinegar, sugar, salt, turmeric and 3 cups water in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil and stir until the sugar and salt dissolves, then reduce the heat and keep warm.
  2. Divide the cucumbers, okra and onion among three 1-quart sterilized jars. Evenly distribute the pickling spices among the jars. Slowly add the sweet vinegar water to the jars and seal with lids, then refrigerate. These pickles can be enjoyed right away but improve in flavor after several days.