Paleo Dressing

Paleo Dressing

Course #Holiday, Dinner, dressing, EasySideDishRecipes, gluten/dairy free, Lunch, paleo, Side Dish, stuffing
Cuisine American
Keyword cauliflower, Dressing, Leeks, Paleo, Portobello
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 50 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 374kcal


  • 1 head Cauliflower chopped into florets
  • 1 Leek chopped
  • 3 stalks Celery diced
  • 4 cups Portabello Mushroom chopped
  • 1 cup Walnuts
  • 1 tbsp Coconut Oil organic
  • 1/2 cup Olive Oil extra virgin
  • 1 Lemon juiced
  • 3 cloves Garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp Thyme
  • 1/2 cup Parsley chopped
  • 1/2 tsp Sea Salt or to taste
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper or to taste


  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Toss the cauliflower florets in coconut oil and season with sea salt and black pepper to taste.  Spread the florets across the baking sheet and bake 30 minutes.
  • While the cauliflower roasts in the oven, place a frying pan over medium heat.  Add half of the olive oil and saute the mushrooms, leek, and celery for 10 minutes or until the mushrooms are soft.
  • Remove roasted cauliflower from the oven and set aside.  Reduce oven temperature to 375.
  • In a food processor, add the walnuts, lemon juice, garlic, thyme, parsley, sea salt, remaining olive oil, and roasted cauliflower.  Pulse (don't blend) until the mixture reaches a coarse, stuffing-like consistency.  Do not over process as you do not want the mixture to turn into a paste.  NOTE:  If you don't mind some manual labor, you can skip the food processor and use a fork and knife to finely chop the stuffing.  Once it reaches a good consistency, spoon the mixture into a baking dish and bake for 1 hour stirring every 15 minutes or so to prevent burning.
  • Remove from oven, transfer to a serving dish and garnish with sprigs of thyme.


Meat Lover:  Add cooked organic bacon bits, sausage or extra lean ground meat into the mixture after adding it to the baking dish.

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Serving: 1serving | Calories: 374kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 257mg | Potassium: 855mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 800IU | Vitamin C: 56.1mg | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 2.5mg