Okra can be eaten raw, pickled, fried, succotashed, roasted, grilled, crisped to shards, or cooked an infinite number of ways that celebrate all that's special about this vegetable, and it freezes gorgeously to boot. What does okra taste like? That depends on how you cook it. In its purest form, the word "grassy" is often used to describe the flavor of okra, but I'd go with "green" (mostly because "vegetal" feels a little too pretentious, but you get the gist). But another beautiful thing about okra is that not only is it a textural shapeshifter depending on the dish, it also can be a blank canvas on which to feature your favorite spices, oils, proteins, rubs, vegetables, or just a hearty layer of fried batter.