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Vegan Summer Vegetable Étouffée
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
45 mins
Tender summer veggies and chickpeas are simmed up in a Cajun spiced sauce to create this hearty and flavorful vegan étouffée.
Course: Entree
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 313 kcal
Author: Alissa
  • 3 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 celery stalks, diced
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 medium zucchini, sliced into quarters and chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1-14 oz. can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 cup canned diced tomatoes, with juices
  • 2 tbsp. cayenne pepper hot sauce
  • 1 tbsp. vegan Worchestershire sauce
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 1 tsp. dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • salt to taste
For Serving
  • cooked rice
  • fresh parsley
  • chopped scallions
  • additional cayenne pepper hot sauce
  1. Place oil into a large pot and pace over medium-low heat. Whisk in flour and bring to a gentle simmer, whisking frequently. Allow to cook until the mixture darkens slightly in color and gives off a nutty aroma, about 15 minutes.
  2. Add celery, onion, zucchini, bell pepper and garlic to the pot. Raise heat to medium and toss a few times to mix and coat the veggies. Allow to cook just until they soften up a bit, about 5 minutes, watching the pot closely and flipping the mixture frequently.
  3. Add chickpeas, broth, tomatoes, hot sauce, Worchestershire sauce, bay leaves, paprika, thyme, cayenne and black pepper to the pot. Raise heat and bring to a simmer. Lower heat and allow to cook until vegetables are tender, 15 to 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat, discard bay leaves and season with salt to taste.
  4. Divide rice among bowls and top with étouffée. Sprinkle generously with scallions, parsley and additional hot sauce, if desired. Serve.
Recipe Notes

Nutrition information does not include accompaniments. 

Nutrition Facts
Vegan Summer Vegetable Étouffée
Amount Per Serving
Calories 313 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 1.9g10%
Sodium 944mg39%
Potassium 690mg20%
Carbohydrates 41.3g14%
Fiber 7.5g30%
Sugar 6.1g7%
Protein 10.5g21%
Calcium 60mg6%
Iron 3.2mg18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.