This may be my new favorite way to eat spaghetti squash and I just came up with it!
I roasted a whole spaghetti squash this weekend so I would have it cooked and ready to go in the fridge. As with most things, a little planning goes a long way. Having cooked squash on hand can be a real life saver, especially when you want to whip up a quick lunch.
And this was quick. I literally pulled a few things out of my pantry and within moments I was chowing down on this bowl of yummy goodness.
I decided to go with a peanut-based sauce because adding a little fat and protein to spaghetti squash makes it more of a complete meal for me. If I eat the squash alone, I tend to be hungry within an hour, but this bowl had me satisfied for quite some time!
The fresh cilantro was a great addition. I need to keep it on hand more often. It made the sauce pop and the extra garnish on top is just so pretty.
Anyway, here’s what I did. If you aren’t a spaghetti squash fan I’m sure this would work with any noodle.
- 1 tbsp (16g) creamy natural peanut butter
- 1 tbsp (21g) honey
- 1 tbsp hot sauce (I used Tabanero – They sent me a sample and I LOVE it.)
- 1 tbsp rice vinegar
- 1 tbsp soy sauce
- 1 tbsp lime juice
- 1 tbsp (packed) fresh cilantro, chopped
- 4 cups (400g) cooked spaghetti squash
- 1/2 oz (14g) chopped peanuts
To make the sauce, take a tablespoon of all the ingredients except the squash and peanuts.
Whisk it all together and set aside.
Heat a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat and spray with non-stick cooking spray.
Add the cooked squash and toss to loosen it up.
This is why I cook mine a little on the al dente side. If you slightly undercook it, will hold up better when reheated and you can still keep that slightly firm noodle texture.
Pour the sauce over the squash, add the peanuts and toss to warm everything through and coat the “noodles.”
That’s it! Cooking doesn’t get much simpler than that.
Pour the noodles in a bowl and top with a little bit of fresh cilantro.
I guess this could be considered 2 servings of 2 cups each but I ate the whole darn bowl and it was heavenly. Sometimes you just want a BIG serving and at 375 calories THIS was totally worth it.
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