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okra

While okra is undeniably delicious fried or stirred into gumbo, this favorite Louisiana veggie is surprisingly versatile. The bright green pods taste just as great stewed with tomatoes as they do baked into cornbread. Savor this summer staple with six new okra recipes to share at your table this season.

GRILLED SPICED OKRA WITH GARLIC-LEMON YOGURT SAUCE

MAKES 4 TO 6 SERVINGS

Boldly spiced yet super simple to throw together, this grilled okra is sure to become a summer favorite.

⅔ cup whole-milk plain Greek yogurt1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice2 cloves garlic, grated1¾ teaspoons kosher salt, divided¾ teaspoon ground black pepper, divided1 teaspoon ground coriander½ teaspoon curry powder1 pound small fresh okra pods, trimmed1 tablespoon vegetable oil, plus more for greasing pan8 wooden skewers, soakedLemon wedges, to serveGarnish: flaked sea salt

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