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Scrumptious Spaghetti Squash

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Looking for a delicious spaghetti recipe that tastes great but without all the fat and calories? Charlie Q's got you covered. Spaghetti Squash contains Omega 3 & 6 fatty acids. These fatty acids are helpful in preventing heart disease, reducing inflammation, and in promoting healthy brain function. Spaghetti squash also contains the vitamins A, B, and C and the minerals calcium, magnesium, and Zinc. Edamame is one of the few natural sources of vitamin E. It is also a good source of protein and antioxidants.
Ingredients
To bake the spaghetti squash
  Spaghetti squash 1 Medium
  Olive oil cooking spray 2 Dash
To bake the cherry tomatoes
  Mixed cherry tomatoes 1 Cup (16 tbs), sliced
  Olive oil 1 Teaspoon (One bottle cap-full used)
For edamame cilantro dressing
  Edamame 1 1⁄3 Cup (20.8 tbs), thawed (Frozen and shelled edamame used)
  Fresh cilantro 1 Cup (16 tbs), chopped
  Garlic 1 Tablespoon, minced
  Low sodium vegetable broth 4⁄5 Cup (12.8 tbs)
  Extra virgin olive oil 1 Tablespoon
  Seaweed gomasio 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄3 Teaspoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Cut a spaghetti squash into half. Scoop out the strings from the middle.
2. Spray a foil lined baking sheet with cooking spray.
3. Preheat oven to 350 F.

MAKING
4. Bake the squash halves (place it cut side down on the baking sheet) in the preheated oven for an hour or until tender.
5. At the same time, toss cherry tomatoes in olive oil and place on cooking tray.
6. Bake at 250 for about 1 hour, in a toaster oven. Turn once halfway through.
7. In a blender, put in the thawed edamame, fresh cilantro, garlic, vegetable broth, olive oil and and seaweed gomasio. Blend until smooth.
8. After the squash has been baking for an hour, remove it from the oven and cool slightly.
9. Scrape squash with a fork, to remove spaghetti-like strands to measure about 4 cups.
10. Place in a large bowl. Sprinkle with salt, toss gently to combine.

SERVING
11. Serve edamame pesto over squash, garnish with the cherry tomatoes and serve.

Things You Will Need
1. Baking sheet - to bake the spaghetti squash in the oven
2. Foil
3. Cooking tray - to cook the cherry tomatoes in the oven toaster
4. Blender

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Channel: 
VeganLife
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
60 Minutes
Ready In: 
90 Minutes
Servings: 
3
Holiday brings lots of fun and great food but leaves the guilt behind, so Chef Charlie has a guilt free recipe for everyone who want to eat healthy. She shows us the recipe for Spaghetti squash with edamame Cilantro dressing which is very nutritious and low on calories. Along with the recipe, she has all the details of the nutritional content that the recipe has to offer.

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