Fried Okra Salad


A thick buttermilk and cornmeal batter coats the okra bites well, making for crunchy vegetable "croutons" once fried.

Total Time:
40 mins
4 salads


  • cup mayonnaise

  • 1 ¾ cup buttermilk

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • cup crumbled blue cheese

  • Kosher salt

  • Black pepper

  • Vegetable oil

  • 6 ounce fresh okra, trimmed and cut into 1/2-inch pieces

  • 6 green onions, trimmed and halved crosswise

  • 2 jalapeño peppers, quartered lengthwise and seeded

  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour

  • ¾ cup cornmeal

  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1 head Bibb lettuce, torn


  1. For dressing: In a small bowl stir together mayonnaise, 1/4 cup buttermilk, and lemon juice. Stir in blue cheese. Season to taste with salt and black pepper.

  2. In a Dutch oven heat 2 inches vegetable oil to 350°F. In a medium bowl combine remaining 11/2 cups buttermilk, okra, green onions, jalapeños. In a resealable plastic bag combine flour, cornmeal, and 1/2 tsp. salt. Remove a quarter of the okra mixture from buttermilk mixture, shaking gently to remove excess. Add okra mixture to flour mixture; seal. Shake to coat.

  3. Fry coated okra mixture in hot oil 3 to 5 minutes or until golden brown. Remove with a slotted spoon to paper towels. Repeat with remaining okra mixture. Serve with butter lettuce and dressing.

    Fried Okra Salad


Because hot chile peppers, such as jalapeños, contain volatile oils that can burn your skin and eyes, avoid direct contact with chiles as much as possible. When working with chile peppers, wear plastic or rubber gloves. If your bare hands do touch the chile peppers, wash your hands well with soap and water.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

580 Calories
45g Fat
36g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 580
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 45g 58%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 19mg 6%
Sodium 617mg 27%
Total Carbohydrate 36g 13%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 30.7mg 154%
Calcium 193mg 15%
Iron 2.9mg 16%
Potassium 428mg 9%
Folate, total 154.6mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.2mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.2mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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