Thursday, August 14, 2014

Diabetic Recipe of the Week: Vegetarian Gumbo

Makes: 8 servings
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
2 Tbsp. canola oil
4 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
1 large yellow onion, chopped
1 large green bell pepper, chopped
2 stalks celery, chopped
8 oz. sliced brown mushrooms
3 Tbsp. chopped garlic
4 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
1 14.5 oz. can low-sodium diced tomatoes, with juice
6 oz. vegetarian spicy sausage
1 cup chopped okra, fresh or thawed frozen
1/2 cup roasted red pepper
1 1/2 tsp. Cajun seasoning
Black pepper, to taste
4 green onions, chopped
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
Hot sauce, for serving
1. Heat oil in a heavy skillet (Preferably cast iron) over medium heat. Add flour and cook, stirring frequently, until flour turns golden-brown and smells toasty, about 5 minutes. Add onion, bell pepper, celery, mushrooms, and garlic; cook, stirring, until vegetables are softened, about 2 minutes.
2. Add broth, tomatoes, sausage, okra, roasted red peppers, Cajun seasoning, and pepper to taste. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until gumbo begins to thicken and the flavors are blended, about 20 minutes. Stir in the green onions and parsley. Pass hot sauce at the table.
This recipe appeared in the Fall 2012 issue of Diabetes & You from Walgreens.
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