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! 




  • ¼ cup  oil I used avocado oil - olive oil works too
  • ⅓  cup all-purpose flour


  •  medium bell peppers cored and finely chopped
  •  celery stalks diced
  • onion diced
  • cups sliced okra you can use fresh or frozen
  • 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
  •  teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon  black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon Tabasco
  • 1 ½ teaspoon liquid smoke
  • 1 teaspoon vegetarian Worcestershire sauce
  • (optional) 4 tablespoons scallions finely chopped, to serve 


  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.

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