With Mesa de Vida Creole inspired healthy cooking sauce you can make an incredible, delicious, authentic-tasting Homemade gumbo- simply!
Toss the salty Creole & Gumbo seasonings and try our fresh Creole cooking sauce instead! Our Creole seasoning brings a fresher, brighter taste to your meals, and has all of the vegetables, whole-ground chef blended spices, herbs in the jar just waiting to bring life to your table. Our healthy cooking sauces, inspired by vibrant cuisines around the globe, are versatile flavor bases that will become your all-purpose recipe starter, ready to add flavor, inspiration and a boost of nutrition to hundreds of meals. Our Creole sauce is low in sodium, 100% natural, packed with flavor, and is the perfect start to your healthy homemade gumbo recipe.
Once the base is built you can add whatever meats and vegetables you like in your gumbo. My favorite combination is nitrate free Andouille sausage, chicken legs, crab and shrimp. When I want a quick gumbo I like to use diced chicken thighs and add frozen chopped okra. I make this recipe gluten free by using brown rice flour for the roux, but you can use all-purpose flour. The dark, slow-toasted roux is a fat and flour mixture that is the cornerstone for the classic flavor of gumbo. Don’t skip this important step. Other than that, play around with ingredients you like, or have on hand, and make it how you like it!
I think you’ll find this Creole inspired cooking sauce is one of the best around, and you don’t have to sacrifice taste for health as you do with many other Cajun and Creole sauces that are loaded with salt, sugar and even chemical flavorings. Our sauce is packed with the “holy trinity” of Creole/Cajun cooking (onion, celery, green bell peppers), along with garlic and the delicious seasoning blend classic in Creole recipes. Not only is your recipe going to taste amazing, your kitchen is going to smell SO good.
This is how you’ll make one of the most delicious, simple gumbo recipes right in your own kitchen. Enjoy!
*If you like this, but want something a bit simpler, try our Slow Cooker Creole Gumbo-Inspired recipe!