We have New Orleans Style Low FODMAP Gumbo! Instead of the “holy trinity” of lots of onions, celery and bell peppers and also the inclusion of garlic and garlic-laden andouille sausage, we have re-configured our recipe to be low FODMAP and plant-based, using jackfruit for a meaty texture and butter beans for added protein. You can add low FODMAP sausage, too, if you like.
For the Roux: Add oil to a 10-quart (9.5 L) stock pot set over medium heat. When oil is shimmering whisk in asafetida then whisk in flour. Continue whisking for several minutes, or until the roux becomes a rich brown, milk chocolate color. Do not leave your roux unattended or it may burn!
For the Gumbo: Once the roux is a rich milk chocolate color, whisk in the tomato paste, miso, chives, green peppers, leeks, scallions and celery until well combined. Continue to cook, whisking/stirring frequently until vegetables soften, about 4 minutes.
Our recipes are based on Monash University and FODMAP Friendly science.
• Butter Beans: Monash University has lab tested canned butter beans and they are low FODMAP in ¼ cup (35 g) servings.
• Canned Tomatoes: Monash University has lab tested canned tomatoes and they are low FODMAP at 92 g or 3.2-ounces, which they say is about 3/5 of a cup. Moderate FODMAPs kick in at about 3/4 cup or 115 g, at which point fructose can become an issue.
• Celery: Celery it has been lab tested by both Monash University and FODMAP Friendly. Monash University has lab tested celery and it is low FODMAP in 10 g amounts, which is about a quarter of an average stalk per serving. FODMAP Friendly gives it a “Pass” at 75 g or ¾ cup.
• Chives: Both Monash University and FODMAP Friendly have lab tested chives. Monash says that chives contain no FODMAPs. FODMAP Friendly gives them a “Pass” at 1 tablespoon (4 g).
• Garlic-Infused Oil: Make your own Garlic-Infused Oil or buy a commercial equivalent for the easiest way to add garlic flavor to your food. Fructans in garlic are not oil-soluble, so garlic-infused oil is low FODMAP.
• Green Bell Peppers: Green bell peppers have been lab tested by Monash University and are recommended in low FODMAP amounts of ½ cup or 52 g. FODMAP Friendly has lab tested green bell peppers and states that 1 small pepper at 75 g is low FODMAP.
• Leeks: The green parts of leeks are low FODMAP as determined by Monash University lab testing and can be used to add onion flavor to your low FODMAP cooking. Monash also states that a combination of leek bulb and leek greens are low FODMAP in ½ cup (38 g) portions, but we do not know the ratio of bulb to greens.
• Scallions: The green parts of scallions are low FODMAP as determined by Monash University lab testing and can be used to add onion flavor to your low FODMAP cooking.
• Sugar: Monash University and FODMAP Friendly have both lab tested white, granulated sugar. Monash states that a Green Light low FODMAP serving size of white sugar is 1/4 cup (50 g). FODMAP Friendly simply states that they have tested 1 tablespoon and that it is low FODMAP. Regular granulated white sugar is sucrose, which is a disaccharide made up of equal parts glucose and fructose. Sucrose is broken down and absorbed efficiently in the small intestine.
Please always refer to the Monash University & FODMAP Friendly smartphone apps for the most up-to-date lab tested information. As always, your tolerance is what counts; please eat accordingly. The ultimate goal of the low FODMAP diet is to eat as broadly as possible, without triggering symptoms, for the healthiest microbiome.