How do I? ...Vegetable Pickles

Preparing and Canning Pickled Vegetables

Pickled Dilled Okra

  • 7 lbs small okra pods
  • 6 small hot peppers
  • 4 tsp dill seed
  • 8 to 9 garlic cloves
  • 2/3 cup canning or pickling salt
  • 6 cups water
  • 6 cups vinegar (5 percent)

Yield: 8 to 9 pints

Please read Using Boiling Water Canners before beginning. If this is your first time canning, it is recommended that you read Principles of Home Canning.

Procedure: Wash and trim okra. Fill jars firmly with whole okra, leaving 1/2-inch headspace. Place 1 garlic clove in each jar. Combine salt, hot peppers, dill seed, water, and vinegar in large saucepan and bring to a boil. Pour hot pickling solution over okra, leaving 1/2-inch headspace.

Adjust lids and process according to the recommendations in Table 1.

Table 1. Recommended process time for Pickled Dilled Okra in a boiling-water canner.
  Process Time at Altitudes of
Style of Pack Jar Size 0 - 1,000 ft 1,001 - 6,000 ft Above 6,000 ft
Raw Pints 10 min 15 20

This document was adapted from the "Complete Guide to Home Canning," Agriculture Information Bulletin No. 539, USDA, revised 2009.

Reviewed November 2009.

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