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Friday, October 31, 2008

Spaghetti Squash with Pumpkin seed Pesto



The Splendid Spaghetti squash have become our new found favorite vegetable ,for its one of a kind pasta with low calories ,no gluten and no fat. It is also referred as a dieter's dream, a four-ounce serving of spaghetti squash has only 37 calories. The nutty pesto sauce is a flavorsome complement with the mild flavor of the Spaghetti squash.

Kalyn's Weekend Herb Blogging event is celebrating incredible 3rd Anniversary .As part of 3rd anniversary celebration Kalyn is inviting everyone to blog about there favorite vegetable,fruits or herbs. Spaghetti squash is my favorite of the season and I decided to join in the celebration with this unique member of the pumpkin family. Do check out her blog to join in the exciting celebration.

How to Cook the Spaghetti Squash?
Halve the Squash using a sharp knife . Remove the string and seeds now or later when cooked.
For Baking
Preheat oven to 375F . Lay the squash halves on a roasting pan,add a cup of water. Bake for about 40-50 minutes until squash is feels slightly soft to touch.
For Boiling
Set on stove top with in a big pot with 2 cups of water. Boil at medium heat for about 30 minutes.
Clean the core of any string and seeds. Roast the seeds(just as the pumpkin seeds) and use in baking or snacking or salads or pesto.
Using the fork separate the strands ,a gluten-free,low carb ,fat-free Spaghetti is ready to eat in salads or with a sauce.You can even make a pie with the spaghetti squash,I'll plan to post the recipe soon.
Can be stored in the refrigerator in a tight container for up to a week.


(Original recipe posted here)
Recipe Spaghetti Squash with Pumpkin Pesto Sauce
Ingredients
4 cups cooked Spaghetti Squash
For Pesto
3/4 cup Toasted pumpkin seeds or Squash seeds
1 cup greens of your choice, Cilantro,mint,Spinach,Basil or Parsley
2 tablespoon of fresh squeezed lime juice
1 clove of Garlic,minced
1 finely chopped chilly (optional)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup Olive oil

Method
To make the pesto,blend all the pesto ingredients in to a coarse paste in a processor or blender,add about 3 tablespoons of water. The pesto can be store in the refrigerator for up to a week.Before serving mix in the pesto and the cooked spaghetti squash.

41 comments:

Adlak's tiny world said...
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Adlak's tiny world said...

hi yasmeen u have posted such a colorful spaghetti with sauce. how many varieties u could do with this single veg dear. Hm... gr8 yar.

Retno Prihadana said...

Yasmeen, you made an interesting combination and it´s new for me, except the spaghetti :)

Cham said...

Never tasted one, but looks very pretty and tasty

meeso said...

Very nice and healthy recipe!

Curry Leaf said...

Colourful,I like squash,but not a great fan.You seem to be using pumpkin seed a lot. :D

Gita's Kitchen said...

The dish looks so yummy. Like the idea of pesto with pumpkin seeds :)

Kalyn said...

I have a big spaghetti squash on my counter that needs to be cooked, the last one from my garden this year. This looks like a delicious way to eat it; never thought of pesto on spaghetti squash before, very creative!

Divya Vikram said...

Just wonderful..great innovative healthy recipe.

Natashya said...

I love spaghetti squash. It is a miracle of nature. Your recipe looks delicious, all my favourite flavours.

MEDITERRANEAN KIWI said...

beautiful combination, i love the way you chose to serve it

nupur said...

Love the idea of serving in the original container

veena said...

lovely colors

vegan said...

magical vegetable

jack said...

A gluten free pasta I never knew about,thanks for the recipe

Ayesha said...

Neat blog,nutritious recipes:)

Anonymous said...

Looks very fresh and healthy

n33ma said...

I see everyone's into pesto these days..this is so diff than the regular one........Looks great.
I have an award waiting to be picked up by you:)

michelle said...

Love the pesto sauce,never tried with spaghetti sauce though,thanks for the innovative idea

Janet said...

Unique combination,love it!

Simmy said...

Very healthy recipe,thanks!

Jenny said...

pumpkins seeds in pesto must be good..beautiful pictures.

farida said...

Ingeresting combination! Looks and sounds healthy and delicious.

Bharti said...

Oh I used this squash once, tossed it around with marinara and seriously couldn't tell that it was a veggie and not noodles.
Pesto with it sounds yumm!

Vibaas said...

nice and different recipe.

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Awesome pasta recipe. Looks so good. Nice presentation. YUM!. Never tried making pesto with pumpkin seeds.

Malar Gandhi said...

Dude you are so innovative! Nice post, I am skeptical to try squash! Maybe its time to try once in a while...

Simmy said...

Yasmeen,this looks so healthy with low calories!

Naz said...

WOW,fresh in its own bowl!

Sam said...

You have healthy blog here,thanks for your efforts. The unique squash looks very healthy indeed.

raaji said...

pumpkin seeds pesto with spagetti is so simple and healthy.......will try to do it....

Priti said...

Looks so gud..never had spagheeti with pumpkin pesto...thanks for the recipe

veena said...

Hi Yasmeen ...
Its so colourful sauce yaar ...Great work

love
veena

Alexa said...

I am so happy to see your recipe. It looks so wonderful and flavorful. I love pumpkin seed pesto and it seems so perfect on this squash.

Vandana Rajesh said...

Nice and colorful Yasmeen. Looks really tempting

Vij said...

Spaghetti looks yummmy! interesting combo! gr8 idea.

Kitchen Flavours said...

Spaghetti suash with pumpkin seed pesto something new to me. Nice entry to the event.

syeda said...

wow looks so great, really an innovative recipe!
the presentation is als great!

Purva Desai said...

This looks really tempting and got to know really nutritious facts about Spaghetti...

Sid said...

Spaghetti squash never so delicious before!

800 HD said...

The ritual of carving pumpkins is not complete without the smell and the crunch of roasted pumpkin seeds! This also works for the pumpkin seeds, including spaghetti squash.

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