Simple Spiced Spaghetti Squash

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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
 
Recipe Type: Side
Author: Fresh Planet Flavor
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Serves: 4
This warmly-spiced, simple squash dish is what you want to accompany a fall weeknight dinner.
Ingredients
  • 1 large spaghetti squash
  • 1 tbsp [url href=”http://freshplanetflavor.com/recommends/coconut-oil/” title=”coconut oil”]coconut oil[/url]
  • 1 tsp coriander
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • ¼ 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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Gen February 15, 2014 - 2:09 am

This one was gross. The turmeric made this inedible. The squash in the microwave came out well. Salt and pepper would’ve been way better

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Fresh Planet Flavor February 15, 2014 - 5:40 pm

Too bad you didn’t like it! Yeah, the flavor of the turmeric comes through…

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Lucka January 3, 2015 - 10:12 am

Thanks for posting!

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Brooke May 23, 2014 - 3:45 pm

I can’t wait to try this. Weird that the first commenter couldn’t handle 1/2 tsp of turmeric to a whole spaghetti squash. Turmeric is amazing and I’m always looking for different ways to get it into my diet! Right now, I take Gaia Herbs Turmeric capsules with black pepper. They have made me feel great!

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Grok Grub May 23, 2014 - 7:38 pm

Some people just really don’t like turmeric, is my guess. I’ll have to check out those capsules!

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Apryl September 10, 2015 - 2:38 pm

Can you freeze leftovers?

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Grok Grub September 10, 2015 - 3:43 pm

I don’t see why not!

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Real Food with Dana September 28, 2015 - 3:39 pm

Hey Rachel! Just wanted to let you know I featured this recipe in my “50 Paleo Fall Squash Recipes Roundup” I posted this weekend. Looks amazing!! I couldn’t resist sharing it 🙂 Thanks for the inspiration, keep the kickass recipes coming!

Here’s the link if you want to check it out! http://www.realfoodwithdana.com/paleo-winter-squash-recipes-roundup/

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Grok Grub September 28, 2015 - 9:26 pm

Awesome! Pinned, tweeted and shared to Facebook!

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