Student Friendly Recipes – Moroccan Spaghetti Squash

Meet spaghetti squash – the magic vegetable! This magical vegetable is high in beta carotene, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, vitamin A, and potassium. Believe it or not, this vegetable is also one of the easiest meals to prepare.

1 spaghetti squash
4 tablespoons olive oil
3 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
1/8 teaspoon or more cayenne
Salt to taste
4 tablespoons raisins or currants
Half a 15-oz. can of chickpeas, rinsed and drained

1. Preheat the oven to 400°. Pierce the spaghetti squash with a knife, and place it in the oven on a baking sheet for 1 hour.
2. Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic and cook about one minute. Stir in spices, salt, raisins, and chickpeas, and remove from heat.
3. When squash is finifhed, cut in half, scoop out the seeds and fiber. Pull out “noodles” with a fork.
4. Mix spaghetti squash with the spiced oil mixture. Enjoy!

Keep it light with some olive oil, and sprinkle with salt and pepper
Sauce it up with marinara or alfredo
Sweeten with cinnamon and a bit of brown sugar (you can even add marshmallows to really indulge!)
Go gourmet with parmesan, parsley, cilantro, and hazelnuts
Try adding… roasted garlic, butter, or fresh basil!

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