Gluten-Free & Vegan Chickpea Gumbo


I know you have all been dying for this recipe since I posted a sneak peak a few weeks ago on Instagram.

I’ve got a bunch of healthy dinner recipes coming your way this fall, so you can sit back and kick off your shoes because dinner is about to get really easy!


Now you can enjoy this Gluten-Free & Vegan Chickpea Gumbo all to yourself instead of living vicariously through my Instagram images!

It’s perfect for dinner and fabulous for lunch leftovers the next day, too.


I made this dish over the summer but I’ll certainly be making it again and again throughout the fall and winter because it’s such a hearty dish that can warm you up on a chilly day or any day, for that matter.


The best part of this gumbo is that it literally melts in your mouth and it’s pretty impossible to not want to make it again and again and again. Trust me. Try it once…you’ll see what I mean.


It’s not hard to finish the whole pot in one sitting. And it goes great on top of quinoa or brown rice, too.

Just a little food for thought.


Get your spoons ready, folks…this one is another keeper.

4.7 from 7 reviews
Gluten-Free, Vegan Chickpea Gumbo
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Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Soy-Free,Vegetarian & Vegan
Recipe type: Entree
Serves: 8
  • ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup gluten-free all purpose flour
  • 1 medium white onion, finely chopped
  • 1 large organic bell pepper, diced
  • 1 stalk organic celery, diced
  • 1 cup lentils
  • 2 large organic carrots, thinly sliced
  • 2 large white potatoes, diced
  • 1½ cups okra (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 (15 ounce) can organic chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (28 ounce) can organic diced tomatoes
  • 4 cups organic vegetable broth
  • 1 Tbsp. Simply Organic Chili Powder
  • ½ tsp. Frontier Organic Seafood Seasoning
  • ½ tsp. Simply Organic Paprika
  • ¼ tsp. sea salt
  • ¼ tsp. freshly ground pepper
  • 1 cup quinoa
  1. In a large pot over medium heat, combine oil and flour; cook for 2 minutes or until it turns a light brown color, then add in onion, bell pepper and celery. Cook for another 6-7 minutes or until onions are translucent. Add remaining ingredients except quinoa; lower heat to low. Cover and cook for 45 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
  2. Meanwhile, cook quinoa according to package ingredients.
  3. Serve gumbo warm over cooked quinoa.

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53 replies
  1. Sarah
    Sarah says:

    This recipe looks delicious!!!!!! Love that it’s vegetarian and gluten free!!! Those Mac n Mos treats from Facebook look delectable as well!!! Never seen them or heard of them before and would love to win them so I can give them a try!!

  2. Sara
    Sara says:

    This really looks so beautifully tasty! Sounds like a dish I would love to eat all the time. I’ve only tried okra once and I loved it, can’t think why I didn’t add it to the shopping list, thanks for reminder!!

  3. Jessica
    Jessica says:

    I love stews with chickpeas, this looks delicious even though I’m not the biggest okra fan.

    I’d like to enter to win the better breakfast giveaway too!

  4. Nicole K.
    Nicole K. says:

    This sounds great for those cool weather nights, can’t wait to try it! And great giveaway on fb too-“better breakfast package”, looks awesome!

  5. Jessica H
    Jessica H says:

    Would love to win the better breakfast giveaway!!! I love almond everything 🙂 And I love gumbo too, can’t wait to try this variation!

  6. Jessica Dennis
    Jessica Dennis says:

    This recipe looks delicious!! I am definitely trying it this weekend!! I would love to win the almond giveaway – I only eat almond butter (can’t have peanuts on a candida diet!) and would just love this prize lack

    • Amie
      Amie says:

      Sure! Erin, the Seafood Seasonings are from Frontier Organic and you can purchase them on their website or health food stores and Whole Foods Market; they are amazing and Brand New!!!

  7. Kristen@The Vegan Weirdos Next Door
    Kristen@The Vegan Weirdos Next Door says:

    I thought for the longest time that I hated okra. I was wrong. And this gumbo needs to be made very soon. What would you reccommend as an accompanyment? When I make chili, my husband always looks for cornbread or corn muffins. I’m just not sure what I could make with a gumbo since I’ve never made it.


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