Mild-flavored spaghetti squash is a great swap for noodles, but here it's showcased on its own dressed with a healthy dressing spiked with salty miso. Serve with roasted chicken or fish.

Molly Stevens
Source: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 2016




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  • Place squash cut-side down in a microwave-safe dish; add 2 tablespoons water. Microwave, uncovered, on High until the flesh is tender, 10 to 14 minutes. (Alternatively, place squash cut-side down on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake in a 400 degrees F oven until tender, 40 to 50 minutes.)

  • Meanwhile, whisk orange zest and juice, vinegar, miso, ginger, salt and honey in a medium bowl. Let stand for 5 minutes, then whisk in oil.

  • When the squash is cool enough to handle, scrape out the flesh and add to the bowl with the dressing. Add scallions and toss to coat. Serve garnished with cilantro.


Cut Down on Dishes: A rimmed baking sheet is great for everything from roasting to catching accidental drips and spills. For effortless cleanup and to keep your baking sheets in tip-top shape, line them with a layer of foil before each use.

Nutrition Facts

97 calories; protein 1.6g; carbohydrates 12.6g; dietary fiber 2.7g; sugars 5.1g; fat 5.3g; saturated fat 0.5g; vitamin a iu 287.5IU; vitamin c 10mg; folate 20.1mcg; calcium 42mg; iron 0.8mg; magnesium 21.5mg; potassium 229.4mg; sodium 331mg; thiamin 0.1mg.

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Rating: 4 stars
Really good way to eat spaghetti squash We made this for dinner as a side to grilled salmon. I didn't have scallions on hand so used red onions instead. Also used red insted of white miso. Really really good and went really well with salmon. The fresh onion added a nice crunch and burst of flavor. Would also be good with added pine nuts or slivered almonds. Pros: Fresh healthy tasty Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This is very tasty. I added 1/2 tablespoon sesame oil to bump up the flavor a bit. I ate it as a main course and I'm looking forward to eating the leftovers. I would definitely make this again. I ate this again the day after I made it. It tastes much better after it sits overnight. Read More