Ridiculously Easy Vegetable Gumbo
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5 from 2 votes

Ridiculously Easy Vegetable Gumbo

Though I used packaged, frozen vegetables for everything including the onion blend, you can use whatever fresh vegetables you have on hand. Try to include some okra: it makes this a gumbo rather than just a vegetable stew.
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time47 mins
Course: Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: Gluten-free, Vegan
Keyword: plant-based pantry, vegan gumbo
Servings: 6
Calories: 239kcal
Author: Susan Voisin


  • 2 cups Cajun-style Mirepoix onion-pepper-celery blend (roughly equal parts of each)
  • 2 12-ounce packages frozen vegetable gumbo mix or other mixed vegetables
  • 1 15-ounce can fire-roasted tomatoes
  • 1 15-ounce can kidney beans (1 1/2 cups), rinsed and drained
  • 1 15-ounce can chickpeas (1 1/2 cups), rinsed and drained
  • 4 cups water
  • 4 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 teaspoon smoked hot paprika or cayenne to taste
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce or wheat-free tamari
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 servings vegetable bouillon (enough to flavor 2 cups of water)
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon filĂ© powder , optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon hickory salt or other smoked salt
  • salt and hot sauce to taste


  • Heat a non-stick stock pot and saute the onion, pepper, and celery over medium heat until completely thawed (if frozen) and softened. Add all remaining ingredients EXCEPT the file powder and hickory salt. Cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until vegetables are tender, about 40 minutes, adding additional water as needed to form a thick stew. Add file powder and smoked salt and adjust seasonings as needed, adding salt and hot sauce to taste just before serving.
  • Serve alone or over rice or other grain with additional hot sauce.


Using zero-point vegetable broth, this recipe is zero points on Weight Watchers Freestyle program.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 239kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 11.6g | Fat: 1.6g | Sodium: 1071.6mg | Fiber: 12.2g | Sugar: 4.9g