Cauliflower Herbaceous "Stuffing"
I have never been the biggest fan of stuffing. A little bit goes a long way with the traditional stuff (pun intended ;) I have been seeing so many fun cauliflower substitutes all over the internet this year, so I was inspired to take a stab at my own recipe because I love cauliflower. I am not sure I would consider this recipe a stuffing - more like a great veggie side with equal the flavor of traditional stuffing. I added lots of extra herbs to this recipe to give it color and more depth to its flavor.
1 container of Trader Joes Stuffing mix
Don’t have a trader joes? Or want to make it yourself?
1 c of diced celery
1 c diced white onions
1/4 c finely chopped sage leaves
2 tbs rosemary
1/3 C fresh parsley (plus some extra for garnish)
2 tsp fresh thyme
salt & pepper to taste
1 chopped head of cauliflower into pieces steamed
2 tbs butter (vegan butter or avocado oil works as well)
1/4 c dried cranberries
1/4 c chopped pecans
add steamed cauliflower to a large pot with the stuffing mix (or the mix you created yourself)
on low to medium heat add butter and sauté the above mixture be sure to stir frequently - about 10 to 15 minutes to soften the onions and celery
add cranberries and pecans and sauté for another minute or so
add to a serving dish and top with extra fresh herbs