nutritional information

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 216
  • Protein: 3 g
  • Total Fat: 14.5 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 21 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Sodium: 309 mg
  • Fiber: 6 g
  • Sugar: 8 g

Vegetarian Gumbo

Vegetarian Gumbo

Serves 8

Here, the rich, dark roux of a Louisiana-style gumbo is laced with carrots, parsnips, okra, and green beans, but feel free to substitute any vegetables you have on hand.
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • ⅓ cup flour
  • 1 small onion, chopped (1 cup)
  • 1 small green bell pepper, chopped (1 cup)
  • 3 stalks celery, chopped (1 cup)
  • 1 28-oz. can diced tomatoes
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen green beans
  • 3 carrots, sliced (2 cups)
  • 1 parsnip, diced (1 cup)
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen sliced okra, optional
  • 1 Tbs. ground cumin
  • 1 Tbs. paprika
  • 1 Tbs. dried oregano
  • ¼ tsp. cayenne pepper

1. Stir together oil and flour in Dutch oven or heavy-bottomed pot until smooth. Cook over high heat 10 minutes, or until roux turns a dark caramel color, stirring constantly.

2. Add onion, bell pepper, and celery, and cook 5 minutes, or until vegetables are softened. Stir in all remaining ingredients and 4 cups water. Season with salt and pepper. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and cook 40 minutes, or until carrots are tender. Serve over rice.

May 2008

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I had a major panic attack today when I couldn't find this recipe. I must have discarded the edition that had that recipe in it. Shame on me. I have made it many times and absolutely LOVE it. Thanks to Google and digging way back into my memory, and the key word of "gumbo" I found it once again. I will be printing out the recipe. This weekend I have a "soup and pie" night to attend. I am taking the "Vegetarian Gumbo" . I have a feeling that the others will enjoy it as much a s I have.

Birdie - 2016-01-18 23:00:36

Good eating

Betty - 2016-01-03 18:32:50

Excellent every time I make this! 5 plus stars :-).

Anne-Marie Strahan - 2015-11-03 02:38:02

Hi, this looks delicious! Just wanted to ask about the okra- does it go slimy in this? I have put water and okra before and it went slimy-- I didn't like that texture, just wondering if this is the same.

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Brittany - 2015-02-27 19:03:34

I'm married to a vegetarian fool who doesn't like vegetables and never eats leftovers. But yesterday I made this gumbo and he not only ate for lunch but also had some for dinner. It tasted great. I substituted vegiterian broth for water and added garlic. Thank you

Serpick - 2014-12-02 12:51:13

This was delish! I left out the celery, parsnip, and okra, used tomatoes from my garden instead of the canned tomatoes, added 1/2 of a cauliflower, one more onion, and extra peppers and green beans both from my garden also. My non-vegan parents added sausage to theirs and loved it but my mom made hers spicier. I served it over jasmine rice with the same seasonings that are in the gumbo. :)

Ashley - 2014-08-10 00:52:23

Looks good

Hd - 2014-06-17 00:52:33

Patience is a virtue especially when making a roux. Fortunately I am a very patient person :). First time ever making this, it was a success!!! That was several months ago, and my husband still talks about it :). Making it again tomorrow, and hopefully will come out as yummy as the first time. This is a keeper :)

Anne-Marie Strahan - 2014-02-20 03:57:08

try it

dee - 2014-01-08 03:20:53

Love it!

Mary Grubbs - 2013-08-20 17:59:31

Okra cannot be optional if you are calling it "Gumbo", as gumbo means okra. Also the File powder can make it "Gumbo", but they are synonymous with real cajun gumbo, and not a creole gumbo which you see here.

kevin - 2013-08-16 11:32:24

Wasn't very flavorful. Bland

Rosie - 2013-04-20 01:27:18

It's Vegan Gumbo??? Calling it Vegetarian? implies a lot!!!

Tabucur - 2013-01-30 02:21:52