Chickpea Etouffee

Feb 20, 2023 | Dinner, Entree, Main Dish | 0 comments

Chickpea Etouffee

What is Etouffee? Traditionally it is a spicy southern stew made with seafood and a roux. This is a plant based version of the dish uses chickpeas as the seafood substitute! It has all of those warm and spicy flavors that Cajun recipes are known for! So good and so good for you!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Course: Dinner, Entrees, Main Course
Cuisine: Cajun, Southern
Diet: Diabetic, Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword: bell peppers, Cajun Main Dish, chickpeas, dairy free, etouffee, gluten free, serve with rice, southern cooking, soy free, vegan etouffee
Servings: 4 Servings

Equipment

  • 1 Large Saute Pan

Ingredients

  • 1 Med Onion, diced
  • 1 Med Bell Pepper, diced (Red or Green)
  • 3 Stalks Celery, diced
  • 3 Cloves Garlic, minced
  • 2-3 TBSP Chickpea Flour
  • ½ Cup Vegetable Broth
  • 1 -14 oz can Chickpeas, reserve the liquid
  • 1-2 tsp Cajun Seasoning (see Cajun Seasoning recipe!)
  • 2 TBSP Tomato Paste
  • 1 TBSP Worcestershire Sauce, vegan
  • ¼ tsp Cayenne Pepper (optional)

Serving Suggestions

  • Brown Rice (Frozen/Microwave rice is a great time saver!)
  • 2 TBSP Green Onions, thinly sliced

Instructions

  • Heat the saute pan over medium-high heat for several minutes. Once the pan is heated, add the onion, bell pepper and celery and begin sauteing. Move the vegetables around the pan often to prevent burning. Cook for 10-15 minutes or until the the vegetables become soft.
  • Add the garlic and Cajun seasoning. Mix well. Saute for a few minutes while continually stirring to prevent burning. If you like, you can add 1 TBSP water or vegetable broth to deglaze the pan.
  • Add the chickpeas along with the liquid from the can. Mix well.
  • Add the flour, one tablespoon at a time, mixing after each addition and stirring constantly. Add the tomato paste and continue stirring to combine and prevent sticking.
  • Add the worcestershire sauce and vegetable broth. Stir to combine. Reduce the heat and simmer for about 10 minutes or until the sauce has thickened.
  • Stir often to prevent sticking. Serve and enjoy!

What is Etouffee? Traditionally it is a spicy southern stew made with seafood and a roux. This is a plant based version of the dish uses chickpeas as the seafood substitute! It has all of those warm and spicy flavors that Cajun recipes are known for! So good and so good for you!