About this recipe:The flesh of spaghetti squash comes out in long strands, very much resembling the pasta for which it is named. In this colourful recipe, the squash is baked and then combined with feta, sautéed vegetables, olives and fresh basil.
1 spaghetti squash, halved lengthwise and seeded
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
280g (10 oz) chopped tomatoes
110g (4 oz) feta, crumbled
3 tablespoons sliced black olives
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
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Method Prep:5min › Cook:40min › Ready in:45min
Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas mark 4. Lightly grease a baking tray.
Place spaghetti squash cut sides down on the prepared baking tray, and bake 30 minutes in the preheated oven, or until a sharp knife can be inserted with only a little resistance. Remove squash from oven, and set aside to cool enough to be easily handled.
Meanwhile, heat oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Sauté onion in oil until tender. Add garlic, and sauté for 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in the tomatoes, and cook only until tomatoes are warm.
Use a large spoon to scoop the stringy pulp from the squash, and place in a medium bowl. Toss with the sautéed vegetables, feta, olives, and basil. Serve warm.
I wanted to add a P.S. to my rating. The next day I added some beaten egg and breadcrumbs to the leftovers to add substance. I formed the squash into round patties and breaded them with breadcrumbs. I then browned them in rapeseed oil and they were sooooo delicious. My boyfriend loves this recipe and he loved what I did with the leftovers too. - 24 Jul 2008
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We love this in our house. But I've modified it a little to better suit our tastes. Firstly I just put some puncture holes in the squash and throw it in the oven whole to bake -- it's much easier to cut when it's cooked and it's just as delicious. I also skip the olives and onion to give it a fresher less complicated taste. Lastly I use cherry tomatoes, they're just nice and managable. - 24 Jul 2008
We'd not eaten spaghetti squash before so searched out this recipe to give us something to do with the squash that I'd bought! Very pleased - easy to make, tasty and enjoyably different. I'm sure that we'll come back to this and try some different variations. - 28 Oct 2010