Vegan Sausage & Okra


Dr. Tionna Jenkins created this delicious Vegan Sausage and Okra recipe for her cooking demo for "Plant Power to the People!", Afro-Vegan Society's online celebration of the 75th annual United Nation's World Food Day. This savory sautéed dish is a vegan adaptation of traditional Southern Delta and Gullah cuisine. Vegan sausage, okra, bell peppers, onions, and garlic are served over creamy steamed rice for a hearty meal that you'll want to make again and again!



Vegan Sausages and Vegetables:

  • 1 pound of fresh okra

  • 1 medium bell pepper

  • 1 medium red onion

  • 2 to 3 vegan sausages

  • 1 teaspoon of fresh minced garlic

  • 1 1/4 cup of green onions

  • 1/2 cup of vegan butter

  • 1/2 cup of vegetable broth

  • 1/2 cup of water


  • 1 cup of rice

  • 1/2 cup of coconut milk

  • 1/2 cup of vegetable broth

  • Sprinkle of red pepper flakes (optional)

Spice Blend:

  • 1 teaspoon Himalayan salt

  • 1 teaspoon black pepper

  • 1 teaspoon ginger powder

  • 2 tablespoons of garlic powder


Vegan Sausages, Vegetables & Spice Blend

  1. Wash and cut all vegetables and cut vegan sausages into small to medium slices.

  2. Heat cast iron skillet on medium to low heat.

  3. Melt 1/2 cup of vegan butter and 1/2 cup of vegetable broth in the cast iron skillet.

  4. Once melted, slowly add the red onion, green onions, minced garlic and bell peppers to the skillet, allow to simmer with a top cover for 3 to 5 minutes.

  5. As the mixture is simmering stir occasionally to ensure that the garlic and vegetables do not burn.

  6. Remove the skillet top and slowly add spice blend,