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Spaghetti Squash with Fresh Tomato Basil Sauce
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Spaghetti Squash with Fresh Tomato Basil Sauce

 Their deep ruby hue and juicy sweet flesh reminds you that tomatoes are actually a fruit.  My favorites are the small red heirlooms that have just a touch of tang to balance the beautiful flavor.

With my recent purchase, I decided to do very little to alter this wonderful produce. However, my goal was to create a delicious and satisfying vegan dinner the whole family would love. Since I had a Spaghetti Squash on hand, I immediately thought spaghetti and tomato sauce. Instead of cooking the tomatoes, I pureed them fresh with basil and garlic.  Adding a touch of basil, extra virgin olive oil, vinegar and sea salt makes this sauce a knock out!  The tangy herbal blend complements the delicate sweet squash, making a perfect entree your whole family will love.  Enjoy!


  • 5 small or 4 large organic red heirloom tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar 
  • 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 spaghetti squash

Pierce squash 5 times with large knife.  Microwave for 10-12 minutes until skin is soft.  Let sit.

Blend the rest of the ingredients in a food processor until smooth.  



*Image courtesy Flickr creative commons.

Scoop the flesh of the squash out of the skin and divide among 4 plates.  Top with sauce and an extra drizzle of olive oil.

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  1. pftsusan
    Delicious. Voted. I also shared this one for you.
  2. evalovesbend
    Sounds delicious! Voted:)
  3. The Vegan Menu
    The Vegan Menu
    Got to try this, look good!
  4. The Vegan Menu
    The Vegan Menu
    Got to try this, look good!
  5. The Vegan Menu
    The Vegan Menu
    Got to try this, look good!
  6. Daniel Garcia
    Daniel Garcia
    Vote number 5 :) I like the touch of basil :_)
  7. Carolyn
    Vote #6!
  8. Veganara
    Vote no 7, looks delicious and very healthy. What is a "heirloom" plant? I keep hearing this term now. Check out my latest recipe for Baba Ghanoush (Smoky Aubergine Caviar) for a tasty dip idea, and if you like it, please vote!
    1. Virtually Homemade
      Virtually Homemade
      Heirloom tomatoes are basically ones that are not genetically altered to look grocery store perfect. Wikipedia says - They are grown for historical interest, access to wider varieties, and by people who wish to save seeds from year to year, as well as for their taste, which is widely perceived to be better than modern tomatoes. They are yummy! I'll check out baba ganoush right now!
  9. BuddhasDelight
    yum! love this, as it reminds me of a great raw dish i used to eat all the time and miss! easy vote! double yum.


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