Vegetarian Vegan Cajun Gumbo with Okra

Vegetarian Vegan Cajun Gumbo with Okra

 This Good for you gumbo from garden fresh ingredients (okra, organic mushrooms, cauliflower, bell peppers, ripped tomatoes) is full of nutrition! Why not getting the most out of the summer, boosting your immune system and preserving your good health in cold days! 

 

Ingredients

Roux

  • ¬ľ¬†cup¬†¬†oil¬†I used avocado oil - olive oil works too
  • ‚Öst¬†cup¬†all-purpose flour

Veggies

  • 2¬†¬†medium bell peppers¬†cored and finely chopped
  • 2¬†¬†celery stalks¬†diced
  • 1¬†onion¬†diced
  • 3¬†cups¬†sliced okra¬†you can use fresh or frozen
  • 5¬†cloves¬†garlic¬†minced
  • 3¬†cups¬†vegetable stock
  • 6-10 small to mediumtomatoes, diced
  • 2 cups organic mushrooms
  • 4¬†cups¬†cauliflower florets¬†about half of a medium cauliflower head

Spices and seasonings

  • 1¬†tablespoon¬†¬†paprika
  • 2¬†teaspoon¬†¬†garlic powder
  • 1¬†teaspoon¬†¬†onion powder
  • 1¬†teaspoon¬†¬†dried¬†oregano
  • 1¬†teaspoon¬†¬†dried thyme
  • 1¬†bay leaf
  • 2¬†¬†teaspoon¬†salt
  • 1¬†teaspoon¬†¬†black pepper
  • ¬Ĺ¬†teaspoon¬†Tabasco
  • 1 ¬Ĺ¬†teaspoon¬†liquid smoke
  • 1¬†teaspoon¬†vegetarian Worcestershire sauce
  • (optional) 4¬†tablespoons¬†scallions¬†finely chopped, to serve¬†

Directions

  1. In a large, heavy-bottom pan, heat oil on medium-high heat. When hot, sauté onion, garlic and pepper in olive oil until they become translucent. Transfer to your clay pot.
  2. In the pan, add the flour and whisk until incorporated. Continue cooking, whisking constantly, for about 20 minutes or until the mixture (called a roux) reaches a dark amber color. Make sure to keep an eye on the roux at all times to make sure it doesn’t burn. Reduce the heat if it’s browning too quickly and starts smelling a bit burnt. Transfer to your clay pot.
  3. Add the rest ingredients in your clay pot. Mix until well combined. 
  4. Set on Stew or fast to cook for 30-40 minutes.
  5. Serve with hot cooked rice, and top with scallions.
Enjoy!

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