Cajun Okra Gumbo


September 28, 2015

A combination of lean protein and low-carbs vegetables dish. Cook until tender.

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 1 hr 15 mins
  • Yields: 6 Servings


2 tbsp of olive oil

¾ cup of celery, chopped

2 medium onion, chopped

1 medium bell pepper, diced

2 medium carrots, Sliced

3 cloves of garlic, minced

6 pods of okra, sliced or halved

1 tbsp of parsley, chopped

1 can of tomatoes, chopped

1 small can of tomato paste

1 lb. of pork loin, cubed

¼ tsp of dried thyme

1 bay leaf

1 cup of water

1 tbsp of Cajun seasoning or to taste

Salt and pepper to taste


1Over medium heat, put the oil into a saucepan, add garlic, carrots, celery, onions, bell pepper, and okra. Sauté until soft but not brown.

2Add Pork, cook for 3-5 minutes.

3Add the remaining ingredients and seasonings. Simmer for about 1 hour or until the gumbo thickens and the pork is tender.

*Consult with your dietitian to make sure this recipe fits in your diet plan and stage.