In this easy vegetable side dish, dukkah (pronounced dOO-kah), a blend of pulverized toasted nuts and crushed sesame, coriander and cumin seeds, seasons spaghetti squash. Look for premade dukkah online, at well-stocked stores or find a recipe at

Julia Clancy
Source: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 2018


Recipe Summary

20 mins
1 hr


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

  • Drizzle each squash half with 1 tablespoon oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place the squash cut-side down on a rimmed baking sheet and tuck 2 garlic cloves under each half. Add water to the pan. Roast until the squash is tender, about 30 minutes.

  • Turn the squash cut-side up and gently smear with the softened garlic. Let cool for 10 minutes. Using a fork, scrape the flesh into a large bowl. Toss with 1/2 cup dukkah and the remaining 1 tablespoon oil. Serve topped with the remaining dukkah and cilantro.

Nutrition Facts

197 calories; protein 3.8g 8% DV; carbohydrates 17.4g 6% DV; dietary fiber 4.4g 18% DV; sugars 6.1g; fat 14.1g 22% DV; saturated fat 1.8g 9% DV; cholesterolmg; vitamin a iu 292.4IU 6% DV; vitamin c 9.2mg 15% DV; folate 29.4mcg 7% DV; calcium 76.9mg 8% DV; iron 1.8mg 10% DV; magnesium 59.6mg 21% DV; potassium 362mg 10% DV; sodium 139.5mg 6% DV.