Spicy Vegan Gumbo Loaded with Nutrition



This vegan gumbo is a fiery twist to a classic Southern favorite, perfect for pairing with your high-quality, natural hot sauce.


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Vegan Sausage
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 2 celery stalks, diced
  • 1 cup sliced okra
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 ½ cups cooked kidney beans
  • 1 tbsp Creole seasoning
  • ¼ cup hot sauce (adjust to taste)
  • 2 cups chopped kale or collard greens
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Cooked rice for serving


  1. Begin the journey to a flavorful Southern feast by heating the olive oil in a deep, heavy saucepan over medium heat. Sauté onions, garlic, bell pepper, and celery until they're soft and fragrant, about 4-5 minutes.
  2. Add a taste of the South with Creole seasoning as you conjure images of Louisiana kitchens, stirring for 1-2 minutes to let flavors meld.
  3. Simmer the gumbo by adding okra, tomatoes, vegetable broth, and hot sauce to the pot. Let it cook for 10 minutes to meld the flavors and allow the okra to become tender.
  4. Stir in kidney beans and your leafy green of choice, either kale or collard greens work splendidly, and let the gumbo cook for an additional 5 minutes to infuse nutrition and color.
  5. Adjust the seasoning with salt, pepper, and additional hot sauce to your liking, allowing the gumbo to rest for a few minutes to thicken slightly.
  6. Embrace the art of plating by serving delicious spoonfuls of this hearty gumbo over a fluffy bed of rice. Your masterpiece is complete and ready to be savored!

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