Recipe by Javagoddess
"Gumbo (a West African word that means 'okra') is traditionally served over long-grain white rice, but feel free to health it up by using brown rice. I was challenged to come up with a vegan gumbo recipe that removed the meat, but kept similar consistency, texture, and that savory, spicy flavor. Laissez les bons temp rouler!"
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green bell pepper, chopped
1 (14.5 ounce) can
eggplant, peeled and chopped
1 (15 ounce) can
red beans, drained and rinsed
gumbo file powder
1 1/2 teaspoons
1 1/2 teaspoons
ground black pepper
liquid smoke flavoring
vegetable broth, divided
The only change to look out for is the cayenne pepper. We put just over 1/2 of one teaspoon of cayenne where it calls for 1 1/2. Glad we didn't add more as it was spicy with just that amount. My advice is to add your cayenne gradually and taste. Otherwise, it was delicious!
I struggled with trying to find a working vegetarian/vegan recipe. This came out perfect. Thank you!
I like this recipe with a couple of minor tweaks. I agree with the caution flag in cayenne pepper. I like hot spicy food but 1 1/2 teaspoons would be too hot for me. I also would not saute the vegetables prior to making the roux. I always make my roux first, then saute the garlic, onions, pepper and celery and finally the broth, whatever other veggies you care to add, spices and gradually bring up the cayenne to your desired level. Finally if you use that much okra you really don't need file powder. They both serve the same purpose, thickening the gumbo. All minor comments about a very nice recipe.
Delicious! I am a "new" vegan and finding some things rather tasteless! This recipe meets all my taste cravings! I did cut back on the cayenne as one reviewer suggested. It would have been fine for me but my husband doesn't like too hot.
Really good. My family enjoyed this. I used less okra, since I did not have as much on hand, and cut down on the cayenne to make sure everyone would enjoy it. Also, I did not have any eggplant on hand, so I added some frozen corn near the end of the cooking time. My husband, who has never liked okra in the past, enjoyed it in the gumbo. A nice vegetarian variation on gumbo!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Vegan (Say what?!) Gumbo
Serving Size: 1/10 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 10
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 90
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