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Monday, September 30th, 2013

Sesame Noodle Spaghetti Squash

Spaghetti squash is so delicious and so fun because it is very versatile. I know lots of people eat it with spaghetti sauce, and I love it steamed just with salt and pepper, but because I like to try new ideas, I saw a version of this and knew it would be good. I love the sesame flavor, but don’t really need the calories of the pasta noodles that usually come along with a sesame dish, so the spaghetti squash is such a fabulous substitute in this recipe. The green onions, edamame, and toasted sesame seeds really add to this. Next time I might experiment with adding more vegetables. If you have spaghetti squash already cooked, this is a super fast and easy dish to put together.

Sesame Noodle Spaghetti Squash

1/2 of a large spaghetti squash, cooked (either sliced and steamed or baked whole and then seeds removed)

2 tsp. grated ginger

2 tsp. minced garlic

2 tbsp. sesame oil

3 tbsp. tamari (soy sauce will work too)

2 tbsp. rice vinegar

1/4 cup sliced green onions

1/4 cup toasted sesame seeds

1/2 cup steamed edamame

Optional ingredients

1 tsp. hot chili oil

or

1 tsp. siriacha sauce

Gather the cooked spaghetti squash into a large bowl. In a separate bowl, combine the ginger, garlic, tamari, rice vinegar, and the sesame oil. Add the chili oil or siriacha sauce if desired. Pour this over the squash and stir gently until well combined. Top with the green onions, sesame seeds, and edamame. Serve hot!