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Vegetarian Tofu Gumbo Recipe

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Vegetarian Tofu Gumbo Recipe
Vegetarian tofu gumbo recipe - a Cajun classic with bell pepper, celery, okra, tomatoes, tofu and a vegetarian sausage substitute for a thick and hearty meal.

Recipe courtesy of the Soy Food Council


  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 cup green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 cup celery, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 (14oz) cans vegetable broth
  • 1 tablespoon vegetarian Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 12 ounces extra firm tofu, cubed
  • 6 ounces soy sausage links, sliced
  • 1 cup sliced fresh or frozen okra
  • 2 roma tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/2 cup toasted soy nuts
  • 1/2 teaspoon filé powder
  • Hot cooked rice


In a large heavy saucepot cook oil and flour over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until dark reddish brown (about 35 minutes).

Add onion, green pepper and celery. Cook 10 minutes. Stir in Cajun seasoning and garlic powder. Add vegetable broth, Worcestershire sauce and hot pepper sauce. Simmer for 30 minutes.

Stir in tofu, sausage, okra, tomatoes and soy nuts. Simmer about 10 minutes. Stir in filé powder. Serve in a bowl with a mound of rice.

Makes six servings of vegetarian gumbo.

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Excellent vegan gumbo, Guest hustlemama

Tried this recipe and it turned out delicious. Skipped the soy nuts, added veggie 'shrimp.' Only thing I might add that is I used a lot more vegetable broth than this recipe calls for, otherwise the roux makes it quite thick. I'd keep extra broth on hand so you can get it to desired consistency.

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