Chickpea and Lentil Vegan Gumbo

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  • Total Time: 0 hrs 30 mins
  • Hands-on Time: 0 hrs 30 mins
  • Makes: 6 servings

Enjoy the flavors of traditional New Orleans' cuisine in this hearty and colorful, gumbo-inspired stew that's packed with healthy vegetables, lentils and chickpeas.

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon Thyme leaf organic
  • 3 teaspoons Veg Broth pwd low sodium org
  • 1 teaspoon Seafood Seas Original Org
  • 1 pinch Sea Salt regular 5# pkg.
  • 1 pinch Pepper black medium grind org
  • 3 cloves garlic, pressed or minced
  • 1 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes
  • 2 sweet orange peppers, thinly sliced
  • 2 sweet red peppers, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup okra, cut into 1-inch thick pieces
  • 4 red potatoes, chopped into small half moons
  • 1/2 cup dry red lentils
  • 1 can (15 ounces) chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 teaspoon light brown sugar
  • 4 cups water
  • 3 to 4 dashes hot sauce (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 carrots, thinly sliced
  • 3 teaspoons olive oil

Directions

    1. Heat a large pot over medium-low heat.

    2. Add olive oil and slowly whisk in flour. Continue to whisk until mixture is medium brown, thick and bubbly, around 3 to 4 minutes.

    3. Add the celery, onion, carrots and Seafood Seasoning, and stir until veggies soften, around 5 minutes. Add water to the mixture a little at a time if mixture starts to stick.

    4. Add garlic and continue to cook for 1 more minute.

    5. Turn heat up to medium high and add tomatoes, sweet peppers, okra, potatoes, lentils, chickpeas, thyme, broth powder, brown sugar and 4 cups of water. Bring to a boil, then lower heat and let the soup simmer for 30 to 40 minutes, or until lentils are tender, stirring occasionally.

    6. Add 1/2 cup water to gumbo if you desire a thinner stew consistency. Taste and then add lemon juice, salt, pepper and a dash or two of the Frontier Seafood Seasoning just before serving. Add hot sauce if desired.

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