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post #47 - Lemon Spinach Spaghetti Squash

22 October 2013

Happy, happy Hump Day!

I got some questions about the spaghetti squash I posted on Friday, so I figured I'd share the recipe with you. We have started making this almost every week - it's delicious and healthy! And, RIDICULOUSLY easy.

1 spaghetti squash
1 bag of spinach
1 lemon
3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon garlic, minced

1. Place spaghetti squash on a plate. Use a medium sized knife to punch around 10 holes in the squash. Microwave for 9 minutes (give or take, depending on the size of your squash).

2. While squash is in the microwave, heat oil and garlic over low-medium heat (I use 3-4). Zest and juice the lemon and add both to the oil mixture.

3. When about 5 minutes remain for the squash, add spinach to stove and saute. I generally cook this at a 5. 

4. Remove pan from heat. 

5. Slice spaghetti squash in half (long ways) and scrape out the seeds from the middle section.

6. Once seeds are removed, use a fork to scrape squash out of the shell. It should come out in strings. 

7. Combine spinach/liquid in the pan with the spaghetti squash.

8. Enjoy!

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  1. This looks so simple and delicious!!

  2. YUM! easy and so good! and healthy!! my hubs loves anything lemony as well...added bonus! love this recipe!

  3. I've been wanting to try spaghetti squash but it seemed so intimidating. But, I think I can handle this recipe! Adding it to my grocery list for next week :)

  4. This looks so healthy and good. I'm so scared of making spaghetti squash...I've had two on my counter and I've ended up throwing both away after MONTHS of not cooking them. What is wrong with me? This recipe looks very do-able. I think I might actually give it a try. :) Stopping by from the blog boost.

  5. I love spaghetti squash and it is so much easier than people think! I did a recipe with brown butter and goat cheese, amazing! Thanks for sharing!

  6. I cook spaghetti squash all the time in the stove but had no idea you could cook it in the microwave!! Thanks for the great idea and the sauce looks awesome!!!

  7. I've always wanted to try spaghetti squash so thanks for posting this! I've never even cooked it before so it would be a first!

  8. I love love spaghetti squash! Thanks for sharing at create it or bake it

  9. Love spaghetti squash recipes. This one looks delicious and healthy!

  10. Yum, what a fun a different way to serve spaghetti squash! Thanks for sharing the recipe with SYC.