If you are looking for a new way to enjoy that great Southern flavor, you’re going to love this amazing savory keto gumbo. This delicious dish is a lighter version of the classic gumbo stew. We’ve swapped out the creamy Cajun roux for a healthy avocado-based stew, and it’s as delightful as it is nutritious.
What is Gumbo?
Gumbo is a traditional Louisiana dish that is known for its unique flavor and texture. Traditionally, it consists of a rich and flavorful type of soup that uses a roux, a mixture of flour and butter, as its base. The roux is then combined with vegetables, sausage, and spices to create the gumbo’s signature flavor.
Keto dieters can enjoy this traditionally heavy dish in a healthier, lighter version. We’ve replaced the roux with a low-carb avocado-based stew, giving the dish a flavorful and creamy texture with fewer carbs than the classic version. We’ve also included some of our favorite healthy ingredients to take the dish up a notch. Let’s get cooking!
• 2 tablespoons olive oil
• 1 cup chopped onion
• 1 cup diced bell peppers
• 1 cup diced celery
• 1 cup diced mushrooms
• 1 teaspoon garlic powder
• 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
• 1 teaspoon cumin
• 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
• 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
• 2 avocados, peeled, pitted, and mashed
• 1 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes
• 1 can (14.5 ounces) chicken broth
• 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
• 2 cups cooked and shredded chicken
• 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
• Salt and pepper to taste
1. Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onion, bell peppers, celery, and mushrooms, and cook until the vegetables are softened, about 5 minutes.
2. Add the garlic powder, smoked paprika, cumin, oregano, and red pepper flakes, and cook for an additional 2 minutes.
3. Stir in the mashed avocados, diced tomatoes, chicken broth, and parsley. Reduce the heat to low and let the mixture simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
4. Add the chicken, lemon juice, and salt and pepper. Let the gumbo simmer for an additional 10 minutes.
5. Serve the gumbo hot, with your favorite keto-friendly sides. Enjoy!
This savory keto gumbo is a delicious and healthy alternative to classic Southern stew. The creamy avocado base gives the dish a unique flavor and texture, without the added carbs of the traditional roux. The addition of clean ingredients like mushrooms and celery provide a boost of vitamins and minerals, and the savory spices give the dish an extra kick. So next time you’re in the mood for a Southern classic, skip the unhealthy version and give this delicious and nutritious keto gumbo a try!