I love the idea of spaghetti squash, but I find it doesn’t have quite enough flavour on its own. As my friend Meredyth says, sundried tomatoes make everything better. I feel the same way about olives. This easy recipe isn’t shy on taste, and it is super healthy and all-vegetable. And nut. Okay, and olives are actually a fruit . . . but you get the point.
What you need:
1 spaghetti squash
6 sundried tomatoes
1 lemon, juice and zest
2 tablespoons olive oil (optional)
1/2 to 3/4 cup chopped basil
1/2 clove garlic, finely diced
about a dozen kalamata olives
1/4 cup lightly toasted pine nuts
What you do:
1. Cut the squash in half, scoop the seeds out and place cut-side down on a baking sheet. Bake at 400F for about 40 minutes.
2. While the squash is baking toast the pine nuts.
3. When the squash is cooked, remove it from the oven and let it sit for about 10 minutes, until it is cool enough to handle.
4. Combine the lemon juice and zest, olive oil, basil, sundried tomatoes, olives, garlic and basil.
5. Remove the squash from the shells by scraping with a fork. Add the other ingredients to the squash.
Ready, easy and yummy!