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Spaghetti Squash Salad

shantihhh's picture
Tasty warm spagetti squash salad is perfect for a light summer lunch.
Ingredients
  Spaghetti squash 3
  Pine nuts 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Sliced kalamata olives 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Sweet onion 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Lemon zest 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Lemon juice 3 Tablespoon
  Extra virgin olive oil 4 Tablespoon
  Greek feta 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Sea salt To Taste
  Butter lettuce 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Directions

Cut spaghetti squash in half lengthwise using a large chef’s knife. Clean out seeds.
Place a large pot on stove and reach boiling point. Add the spaghetti squash and cook just until it is al dente, about 10-12 minutes, Remove from water and drain. Place the spaghetti squash halves cut side down on a rack and let cool for 15-20 minutes.
Preheat over to 350 deg F.
Roast pinenuts in a nonstick pan until lightly toasted. Keep them moving in the medium hot skillet to prevent burning.
In a mini food processor, combine the sliced Kalamata olives and red onion, lemon zest, lemon juice and olive oil and pulse just until finely chopped. Do not puree!
Using a fork upside down and scrape the spaghetti squash into a bowl, separating the strands. It will look like yellow spaghetti.
Add the dressing along with the crumbled feta and toasted pine nuts and season with sea salt and white pepper to taste.
Toss the spaghetti squash salad and serve warm on Butter Lettuce leaf cups.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Greek
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Boiled
Dish: 
Salad
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Vegetable
Interest: 
Everyday, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
30 Minutes
Servings: 
4
Story
We often grow spagetti squash as it is a low calorie versatile vegetable. We also love Greek food and I decided to combine the two into a salad.

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6 Comments

veg.foodie's picture
this seems to be such a nice and refreshing recipe... I'll try it soon!
foodpsychologist's picture
This Spaghetti Squash Salad looks gorgeous ! Can you suggest any other dishes with which I can serve this up?
Prezi's picture
I never knew Spaghetti Squash had the virtue of being low calorie! Wow, that way it is simply amazing. In fact, the salad itself seems to be a pool of goodness it in! :)
Gadget.Lady's picture
Shantihhh you are just awesome and this Spagetti Squash Salad Recipe is yumm! I too devour the greek feta and have tried it in salads, but not with spaghetti.. should say that these golden spaghetti salad look way too appetizing.. me trying ths out today! :) thanks a loads!
aparna.priya's picture
i never knew that spaghetti squash salad is so delicious and easy to prepare! tried today in the lunch and it was simply great....shantihhh, thanks for posting such a nice recipe..:)
ifoodiee's picture
Unique recipe...cant wait to see if it tastes unique and nice too...