Spaghetti squash is a wonderful choice for a tasty, meatless meal. Although it has a mild nutty flavor, when you combine spaghetti squash with sautéed onions, olives, feta, and juicy tomatoes, it absorbs those flavors, resulting in a Mediterranean dish everyone will enjoy. This recipe makes a hearty, lunch or dinner. If going meatless isn’t your preference, pair this dish with fish or chicken.
One, 3-4 lb spaghetti squash, halved lengthwise and seeded
2 T. sunflower oil
1 medium onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
2 ½ cups halved grape tomatoes
¾ cup crumbled organic feta cheese
½ cup sliced organic black olives
3 T. chopped fresh basil
Salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a baking sheet.
- Place spaghetti squash on the baking sheet, cut sides down. Bake until you can poke a sharp knife into the squash with little resistance, about 35-45 minutes. Remove squash from oven; set aside to cool.
- Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Sauté onion in oil until tender. Add garlic and sauté for 30 seconds. Stir in the tomatoes and cook briefly, about 1 minute. You only want to warm the tomatoes.
- Use a large fork to shred the “spaghetti” from the squash and place the strands in a large bowl. Toss with the sautéed vegetables, feta cheese, olives, and basil. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve warm.
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Recipe Source: Garnish with Lemon.