Meat Free Spaghetti Squash Dinner

Posted by on June 21, 2009 at 10:49 am.

We have been eating meat free a lot this week.  In spite of the tornado. we have been able to harvest a few wonderful veggies: tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, squash.

Garden Fresh Spaghetti Squash

OK, so the spaghetti squash I actually bought, but most everything else was from the garden.

Ingredients: Spaghetti squash, tomatoes, peppers, yellow squash, cloves of garlic, pine nuts, olive oil, sea salt, fresh basil, fresh oregano, feta and Parmesan cheese.

Since it was just my daughter and I eating that night, we only used half of the spaghetti squash, but a whole one would feed 4.

To cook the spaghetti squash, I cut a slit in the rind and microwaved until it was soft enough to cut in half.  Then I cut it in half, laid it face down in a shallow pan of water and microwaved for 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, I fixed a sauce with a variety of yellow and red chopped tomatoes, yellow squash, a sweet bell pepper from the garden, a couple of small cloves of garlic chopped – all fresh from the garden.  I sauteed them all in olive oil and seasoned to taste with sea salt.  Just as the squash was becoming tender, I added the fresh herbs and the pine nuts.

I removed the spaghetti squash strands from the spaghetti squash with a fork after it had sat and rested (out of the pan) for a few minutes.  It’s very hot!  Be careful.  I just scraped it out onto individual plates and then topped with the sauce.  We added the cheese at the table according to individual tastes.

I wish I had taken pictures because this was a gorgeous meal!  It tasted incredible too!

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