Every now and then I come across something so simple, so fresh, and so healthy, it’s hard to imagine how I could NOT share it. Particularly since I just posted an article about healthy eating and it’s effects on your body and life. This most recent find of mine may be old hat to many of you, but, somehow, in my 30 years of existence, I have only just discovered spaghetti squash! What an incredible and unusual little vegetable. If you, like me, are often prone to have some starchy side dish with many of your meals such as pasta or potatoes, this would be an excellent substitution with the same general aesthetic. And, let me tell you, preparation doesn’t get much easier!
There are a variety of ways to cook and season it, but I opted for the time-saving simplicity of microwave cooking. I cut it in half length-wise, scooped out the soft middle section that contained the seeds, placed it open side down in a baking dish with 1/2 cup of water, and covered it with plastic wrap. I then cooked it on high in the microwave for 10 minutes. When it was finished I let it cool long enough to be handled and then scooped out the spaghetti-like meat with a fork. I mixed it in a bowl with a bit of heart-healthy margarine, garlic salt, pepper, and parmesan cheese. As you’ll quickly discover if you google “Spaghetti Squash,” there are MANY ways to prepare it. You just have to find something that inspires you. I served it with steamed peas and sautéed mushrooms and onions on the side. It was a lovely and fresh vegetarian meal requiring VERY little effort.
I highly encourage everyone to give this remarkable little vegetable a try. And let me know how it goes!
Oh wow, I’ve never heard of this type of squash! I love spaghetti annnnd I love squash haha, this is another alternative for me to try! Can this me purchased at regular markets like, wal-mart etc, or do I need to look a bit harder?
I think you can get it at your local grocery store. But I picked mine up at a farmers market. So I’m not 100% sure. It’s definitely worth a little searching though! Thanks for reading!
love your blog!reading it already calms me..
Why thank you! Glad you stopped by. I love feedback, so keep me posted on what you think.
This looks delicious and very easy to make. Another great study snack for college kids- all you need is a microwave! SN should add this to our list!
Definitely! I never considered how well this would fit for the college environment. Thanks for reading!
Spaghetti squash is indeed delicious. I haven’t seen any where I’m living now. But this post shall remind me to keep an eye out for some. :)
Glad to provide such a happy reminder. Thanks for stopping by!
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