Cold Spaghetti Squash Salad & Lemon Basil Dressing

Cold Spaghetti Squash Salad

Cold Spaghetti Squash Salad with Lemon Basil Dressing

Its light flavor, texture, and refreshing taste is a reminder of a warm sunny day.  My cold spaghetti squash salad with lemon basil dressing is like a delicious pasta salad but better!  This recipe is not only quick and easy, it’s elegant and perfect for spring or summer party.  Serve with grilled chicken or shrimp.

Cold Spaghetti Squash Salad

Cold Spaghetti Squash Salad with Lemon Basil Dressing

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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 2

Ingredients

  • 1 Spaghetti squash 2-3 pounds
  • 1 cucumber peeled & chopped
  • 1/4 - 1/2 cup Handful of parsley chopped
  • 1-2 tbsp scallions chopped
  • 1/4 - 1/2 cup Handful of fresh basil chopped
  • 1/2 lemon juiced
  • 1 tsp Sea salt & pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Slice squash in half and scoop out the seeds. Place in a roasting pan, flesh-side down and cook for 30-45 minutes. The squash is done when it is tender.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool.
  • Using a fork, gently pull the flesh away from the peel. The strands wrap around the squash horizontally - so "rake" your fork in the same direction as the strands to make the longest "noodles."
  • In a large bowl, place the squash noodles and add remaining vegetables and herbs. Top with Lemon Basil Dressing and serve.
  • Lemon Basil Dressing:
  • Place the following ingredients in a Mason jar, apply lid and shake vigorously until well-blended. Adjust seasonings to your preference:
  • Fresh lemon juice
  • teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
  • Chopped fresh basil
  • Extra-virgin olive oil or flaxseed oil
  • Sea salt & pepper to taste
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