Wednesday, January 4, 2012

In Honor of National Spaghetti Day

It's National Spaghetti Day.  Celebrate in style!





Spaghetti Squash Pesto
Recipe adapted from skinnytaste.com
Photos by Bake Yourself Happy


Spaghetti Squash Pesto

  • 1 small spaghetti squash
  • 15 large basil leaves
  • 1 small clove garlic
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese


Directions
  1. CUT the spaghetti squash in half and scoop out seeds and fibers.
  2. PLACE in microwave safe dish with a little bit of water in the bottom.  Cover with plastic wrap and microwave for 8-10 minutes, until flesh is soft.
  3. REMOVE from microwave and carefully scoop out flesh with a fork.  This will give it the spaghetti shape!
  4. COMBINE basil, garlic, olive oil, and Parmesan cheese in a food processor.  Blend until smooth.
  5. COMBINE pesto and and spaghetti squash.  We also added diced tomato and chicken breasts that marinated in balsamic vinaigrette!

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