Paleo Spaghetti Squash Recipe

This Spaghetti Squash Recipe uses a walnut and carrot sauce. It's a nice, light meal, perfect for warm nights.

Ingredients

  • 1 whole spaghetti squash
  • 3 medium carrots, roughly chopped
  • 2/3 cup walnuts
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled and quartered
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest, grated
  • dash crushed red pepper
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese, optional
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped

Directions

  1. Place the squash on a baking sheet and bake at 375°F for 30-45 minutes, or until the squash pierces easily with a butter knife and the interior is fully cooked.
  2. Cut the squash in half and let it cool enough to handle. Scrape out the seeds and "goo" with a spoon; discard. Using a fork, scrape out the squash's "noodles" into a bowl; set aside.
  3. Place the carrots, walnuts, garlic, oregano, lemon zest, red pepper flakes, and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a food processor. Pulse until finely chopped.
  4. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the carrot-nut mixture and the raisins and cook, stirring frequently, until the carrots soften and begin to turn golden brown, about 5 minutes.
  5. Add the chicken broth and bring to a simmer.
  6. Add the squash, cheese (if using), lemon juice, parsley, and toss. Adjust salt, to taste. Divide among bowls and top with more cheese (if desired).

Notes

You may use almonds in lieu of walnuts.

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Food Network Magazine, March 2013
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Paleo
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Dinners
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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 serving
Servings Per Recipe 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 168
Calories 331

% Daily Value*
32%
Total Fat 21g
43%
  Saturated Fat 9g
9%
Sodium 226mg
10%
Total Carbohydrate 30g
5%
  Dietary Fiber 4g
  Sugars 16g
16%
Protein 8g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.

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