Try this Simple Spiced Spaghetti Squash and it may become a weeknight veggie staple.

Try this Simple Spiced Spaghetti Squash and it may become a weeknight veggie staple.

Just dropping in to share a quick recipe. A vegan recipe, actually. I’ve had a large spaghetti squash hanging out on my counter for the past . . . three weeks? Month? But when I finally got around to slamming it into the microwave, scraping it down and dousing it with spices, it still performed beautifully.  That’s it. Enjoy!

Simple Spiced Spaghetti Squash

Prep Time 10 mins 2017-04-28T00:10:00+00:00
Cook Time 16 mins 2017-04-28T00:16:00+00:00
Serves 4     adjust servings

This warmly-spiced, simple squash dish is what you want to accompany a fall weeknight dinner.

Ingredients

  • 1 large spaghetti squash
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp coriander
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne
  • 1 tbsp parsley

Instructions

  1. Carefully pierce the squash several times with a sharp knife to prevent the squash from bursting in the microwave.
  2. Microwave on high for 16 minutes, turning halfway through. Slice the squash open lengthwise and allow to cool enough to handle.
  3. Using a fork, lift out the seeds and discard. Then scrape out the insides into a medium mixing bowl. Mash and shred until the strands are separated.
  4. Stir the coconut oil, coriander, cumin, salt, turmeric and cayenne into the spaghetti squash. Combine thoroughly, then serve warm and topped with parsley leaves.

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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 74kcal Calories from fat 39
% Daily Value
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Transfat 0g
Sodium 307mg 13%
Carbohydrate 10g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 4g
Protein 1g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000 2500
Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less than 25g 80g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g 375g
Dietary Fiber 25g 30g
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